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Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Saturday

Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Saturday Photo: WDIO-TV

WDIO-TV
Updated: August 08, 2020 04:08 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health reported 6 deaths and 1,165 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The single day high brings the total number of confirmed positive cases across the state is 59,933.

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Since January, Wisconsin has a total of 996 fatalities. WDH says 385 of the total number of fatalities were in Long-term care facilities. The age group with the highest percentage of death is 70-79 year-olds with 26% and 80-89 year-olds at 26%.

There have been 4,980 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization. As of Saturday, WDH reports that 82 percent of all cases have recovered. Health officials say 4,957 health care workers have contracted the coronavirus.

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

Statewide there have been 1,046,878 tests conducted with 986,945 coming back negative. WDH 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 WDH, the age group with the highest percentage of confirmed cases as of August 8 is the 20-29 year olds with 25% or 15,078 young adults.

Here is the breakdown of cases as of Saturday, August 8 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 24 cases (1 death)
Bayfield County, WI: 23 cases  (1 death)
Burnett County, WI: 22 cases (1 death) 
Douglas County, WI: 172 cases
Iron County, WI: 74 cases (1 death)
Price County, WI: 33 cases  
Sawyer County, WI: 59 cases 
Vilas County, WI: 53 cases 
Washburn County, WI: 45 cases 

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 4,957,653 cases of COVID-19 in the US. Approximately 19.4 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 722,303 deaths as of 8/8/20 11:35 AM. Medical personnel have conducted over 58.9 million tests in the United States so far.

COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has not been found in people before. Scientists continue to work on learning more about this new virus. 

According to the CDC, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients report having muscle aches, headache, sore throat, chills, and/or diarrhea.

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