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Wisconsin provides 41 new deaths associated to COVID-19

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MADISON Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin added 3,810 new constructive COVID-19 exams Thursday, bringing the statewide complete to 481,102 individuals who have been contaminated with COVID-19.

That’s up from the two,755 constructive exams that got here again Wednesday, and the seven-day common of two,101 constructive exams. The 14-day common of constructive exams is 2,333.

The Wisconsin Division of Well being Companies reported 41 further deaths Thursday.

Wisconsin recorded 5,898 new detrimental COVID-19 exams. In complete, 2,350,669 exams have come again detrimental for the virus.

DHS says 9,708 exams got here again in 24 hours

Deaths

The 41 deaths reported by state well being officers Wednesday brings Wisconsin’s cumulative loss of life toll to 4,859 deaths associated to the virus. The primary deaths had been reported again in March.

The 7-day common for COVID-19 deaths decreased to 26 Thursday from Wednesday’s’ s common of 29. That is partly attributable to low numbers reported Christmas Day and the weekend, when fewer than 10 deaths had been reported every day.

For the third straight day, state well being officers say Wisconsin’s loss of life 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 loss of life fee had been under 1.0% since October 9.

Case and loss of life numbers for Wisconsin counties listed by the Wisconsin DHS shall be listed later on this article.

The DHS says the variety of lively circumstances is up barely to 28,607 folks, which is 5.9% of all identified circumstances. There are 447,500 folks (93.0%) who’re thought of recovered. An individual is taken into account recovered if it’s been 30 days since their prognosis or onset of signs or had been medically cleared, although some could really feel lingering results from their an infection.

Hospitalizations

One other 143 folks had been hospitalized for COVID-19 up to now 24 hours, in response to the DHS. Thus far, 21,350 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 ticked as much as 100.Four Thursday after a one-day tip under 100.

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, resembling 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. Thursday, there have been no present sufferers on the facility. That marks the fifth straight day of no sufferers being on the alternate facility.

COVID-19 Tracing App

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 tracing app, “Wisconsin Publicity Notification,” grew to become accessible Wednesday for iOS and Android smartphones. No obtain is required for iPhones. The Android app is accessible on Google Play. When two telephones with the app (and presumably their homeowners) are shut sufficient, for lengthy sufficient, they’ll anonymously share a random string of numbers by way of Bluetooth. If somebody exams constructive 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 info or location info, so that you received’t know from whom or the place, however you’ll be advised what day the publicity might need occurred so that you could quarantine for the suitable period of time.

COVID-19 Dwelling Testing

Gov. Tony Evers introduced at-home COVID-19 testing kits shall be made accessible — without cost — to anybody who desires them. An individual can check themselves or members of the family, even when they don’t have signs, then ship it to a lab for testing. The Vault Medical Companies equipment is the primary saliva check to get emergency-use authorization from the FDA and usually prices $119. CLICK HERE for particulars and a hyperlink to request a check equipment.

COVID-19 Vaccine

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 shall be allotted to vaccinating residents and workers members at long-term care amenities. The state is updating vaccine info at dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm.

RELATED: Wisconsin begins vaccinating residents, workers in long-term care amenities with assist of CVS Well being

Wisconsin has additionally launched a COVID-19 vaccine knowledge web page that tracks the variety of photographs given out and shipped to the state. TRACK STATEWIDE VACCINE DATA HERE: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-data.htm

RELATED: Wisconsin launches COVID vaccine knowledge web page

Signs

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention recognized these as doable signs of COVID-19:

  • Fever of 100.Four or larger
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle ache
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New lack of style or scent

Prevention

  • The coronavirus is a brand new, or “novel,” virus. No one has a pure immunity to it. Youngsters and youths appear to get well greatest from the virus. Older folks and people with underlying well being circumstances (coronary heart illness, diabetes, lung illness) are thought of at excessive danger, in response to the CDC. Precautions are additionally wanted round folks with creating or weakened immune methods.
  • To assist stop the unfold of the virus:
  • Keep no less than six toes away from different folks
  • Keep away from shut contact with people who find themselves or seem sick
  • Keep at dwelling as a lot as doable
  • Cancel occasions and keep away from teams, gatherings, play dates and nonessential appointments
  • Keep dwelling when you’re sick, besides to get medical care
  • Wash your arms frequently for no less than 20 seconds. If cleaning soap and water aren’t accessible, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with no less than 60% alcohol
  • Cowl your mouth and nostril with a masks. At a minimal, use a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze or use the within of your elbow.

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