Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Thursday

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Updated: January 14, 2021 02:22 PM
Created: May 23, 2020 03:41 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 2,712 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with 42 new deaths. DHS says 9,699 people were tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases across the state since the pandemic began is 515,982, with 94% of the cases now recovered. There are 27,862 active cases as of Thursday.

Wisconsin surpassed 500,000 cases on January 8. The state surpassed 400,000 on December 4, 300,000 on November 13 and 200,000 on October 26.

Since January, Wisconsin has a total of 5,290 fatalities. DHS says 1,463, or 28%, of the total number of fatalities were in long-term care facilities. The age group with the highest percentage of deaths are those age 80 to 89 with 32%.

According to WDHS, there have been a total of 195,152 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Wisconsin, with 127,174 receiving the Pfizer vaccine and 67,976 receiving the Moderna vaccine. WDHS shows 607,650 vaccines have been allocated. 

There have been 22,804 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization. DHS reports 16,142 cases in health care workers since the pandemic began.

Visit the Wisconsin Department of Health COVID-19 website for more information.

Statewide there have been 2,937,842 people tested with 2,421,860 coming back negative. DHS says the testing data represent the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat. This number does not include blood tests that detect antibodies. Multiple tests per person are not included.

According to DHS, the age group with the highest percentage of confirmed cases as of January 14 is 20-29 year olds with 19% or 98,294 young adults.

Here is the breakdown of total confirmed cases and deaths as of Thursday, January 14 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 1,073 cases (4 new cases) (16 deaths)
Bayfield County, WI: 987 cases (8 new cases) (18 deaths)
Burnett County, WI: 1,052 cases (4 new cases) (23 deaths)
Douglas County, WI: 3,320 cases (22 new cases) (17 deaths)
Iron County, WI: 440 cases (4 new cases) (19 deaths)
Price County, WI: 996 cases (2 new cases) (6 deaths)
Sawyer County, WI: 1,306 cases (4 new cases) (17 deaths)
Vilas County, WI: 1,770 cases  (31 deaths)
Washburn County, WI: 1,128 cases (12 new cases) (15 deaths)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 23,121,192 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 92.5 million people have been infected worldwide with 1,984,459 deaths as of 1/14/21 11:22 a.m. CST. Medical personnel have conducted over 271 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 300,000 deaths on December 15. The world passed 1 million deaths on September 28, 2020.

According to the CDC, symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea.

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: Trouble breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, New confusion, Inability to wake or stay awake, Bluish lips or face. The CDC recommends calling your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. 

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