WISCONSIN (WEAU, WBAY) – The Eau Claire Metropolis-County Well being Division experiences 64 extra confirmed COVID-19 assessments on Wednesday for a complete of 9,182. The well being division estimates there are 329 lively circumstances within the county. A complete of 292 Eau Claire County group members have been hospitalized sooner or later with the virus.
Chippewa County Public Well being provides 25 new circumstances on December 30 for a complete 5,839 circumstances within the county.
Dunn County experiences its largest single-day improve in circumstances since December Four with 42 confirmed circumstances on December 30. There have been 45 circumstances reported on December 4. The county has a complete of three,488 circumstances for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
One other La Crosse County group member has died associated to COVID-19. The county additionally provides 85 extra circumstances Wednesday for a complete of 9,994.
For the second day in a row, Wisconsin well being officers have confirmed greater than 2,000 new coronavirus circumstances within the state.
The Wisconsin Division of Well being Companies (DHS) says 2,755 new outcomes got here again optimistic out of a complete of seven,362 individuals who have been examined for the coronavirus, which equals 37.42%, or one out of each three assessments. One other 4,607 folks examined unfavorable throughout the previous 24 hours for the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.
In response to our information, the seven-day common of latest circumstances elevated after dropping for 2 days in a row. That common continues to be fewer than 2,000 circumstances a day within the state. State well being officers say the typical first dipped beneath 2,000 for the primary time since late September on Saturday, December 26th.
Our information present the 14-day common for brand spanking new coronavirus circumstances elevated for the primary time Wednesday after having dropped every day since December 13, a 17-day stretch. The 14-day common on December 13 had been 3,514 and had dropped to 2,296 on Tuesday. The common elevated to 2,321 on Wednesday.
Up to now, 2,344,609 folks have examined unfavorable all through the state since testing started earlier this 12 months.
The 35 deaths reported by state well being officers Wednesday brings Wisconsin’s cumulative demise toll to 4,818. The primary deaths have been reported again in March.
The 7-day common for COVID-19 deaths decreased to 29 Wednesday from Tuesday’s common of 34. That is partly as a result of low numbers reported Christmas Day and the weekend, when fewer than 10 deaths have been reported every day.
For the second straight day, state well being officers say Wisconsin’s demise fee is at 1.01%. The speed elevated to 1.01% after sitting at 1.0% for six straight days. Earlier than Thursday (Christmas Eve), the demise fee had been beneath 1.0% since October 9.
Case and demise numbers for Wisconsin counties listed by the Wisconsin DHS can be listed later on this article.
Up to now, 477,292 folks examined optimistic for the coronavirus in Wisconsin since testing started. The DHS says the variety of lively circumstances is right down to 27,729 folks, which is 5.8% of all recognized circumstances. There are 444,609 folks (93.2%) who’re thought-about recovered. An individual is taken into account recovered if it’s been 30 days since their analysis or onset of signs or have been medically cleared, although some might really feel lingering results from their an infection.
One other 126 folks have been hospitalized for COVID-19 up to now 24 hours, in response to the DHS on Wednesday. Up to now, 21,207 folks have been hospitalized for COVID-19 remedy since February 5, which is 4.4% of all coronavirus circumstances. The seven-day common for hospitalizations dropped beneath 100 after sitting above that for 3 days. That is because of low numbers of every day hospitalizations for COVID-19 from Christmas via Monday, December 28. There have been fewer than 100 folks hospitalized for COVID-19 throughout that 4 day stretch throughout the state.
In response to the newest numbers from the Wisconsin Hospital Affiliation’s (WHA), as of Tuesday, 1,082 individuals are presently hospitalized for COVID-19 throughout the state, a rise from Monday’s report of 1,088 statewide hospitalizations. As well as, as of Tuesday, 249 have been in ICU, a rise from Monday’s report of 237. Day by day modifications in hospitalizations take new admissions, discharges and deaths under consideration.
The alternate care facility on the state fairgrounds helps relieve the pressure on state hospitals by treating sufferers who’re near being discharged however nonetheless want some care, comparable to oxygen. State well being officers say as of final Friday it’s handled 168 sufferers because it opened on October 14. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been no present sufferers on the facility. That marks the sixth straight day of no sufferers being on the alternate facility.
For hospital readiness, the WHA reported Tuesday that 251 ICU beds (17.12%) and a pair of,167 of all forms of medical beds (19.39%) — ICU, intermediate care, medical surgical and unfavorable movement isolation — are open within the state’s 134 hospitals. These beds are for all sufferers, not simply COVID-19, and whether or not a mattress might be stuffed will depend on whether or not the hospital has the mandatory medical and assist workers.
The WHA reported little change from Monday for hospitals with lower than a 7-day provide of PPE (private protecting tools): 18 hospitals want robes, 13 want paper medical masks, 10 want goggles, and seven want N95 masks.
COVID-19 Tracing App
Wisconsin’s COVID-19 tracing app, “Wisconsin Publicity Notification,” turned obtainable for iOS and Android smartphones. No obtain is required for iPhones. The Android app is offered on Google Play. When two telephones with the app (and presumably their house owners) are shut sufficient, for lengthy sufficient, they’ll anonymously share a random string of numbers by way of Bluetooth. If somebody assessments optimistic for the coronavirus, they’ll obtain a code to kind into the app. In case your telephones “pinged” one another within the final 14 days, you’ll obtain a push notification that you’re susceptible to publicity. The app doesn’t accumulate private data or location data, so that you received’t know from whom or the place, however you’ll be advised what day the publicity might need occurred so to quarantine for the suitable period of time.
COVID-19 Residence Testing
Gov. Tony Evers introduced at-home COVID-19 testing kits can be made obtainable — without spending a dime — to anybody who needs them. An individual can take a look at themselves or relations, even when they don’t have signs, then ship it to a lab for testing. The Vault Medical Companies equipment is the primary saliva take a look at to get emergency-use authorization from the FDA and usually prices $119.
As of Monday, December 28, the state has administered 47,157 COVID-19 vaccines. The state began giving out the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 14. Moderna vaccinations began Dec. 22. As well as, 29,000 doses can be allotted to vaccinating residents and workers members at long-term care amenities. The state is updating vaccine data at dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm.
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