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Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Saturday

Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Saturday Photo: WDIO-TV

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Updated: October 24, 2020 03:04 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 4,062 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with 25 deaths. There were 17,620 people tested in the last 24-hours. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services performed maintenance on their website last weekend, and as the health department works through importing cases not recorded during the outage, the reports will be higher. The total number of confirmed cases across the state is now 194,540. 

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Since January, Wisconsin has a total of 1,770 fatalities. DHS says 542 of the total number of fatalities were in long-term care facilities. The age group with the highest percentage of death are those age 80 to 89 with 30%.

There have been 10,237 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization. As of Saturday, DHS reports that 79% or 152,928 of all cases have recovered. WDHHS reports 10,405 cases are health care workers.

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

Statewide there have been 1,952,170 people tested with 1,757,630 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 October 24 is 20-29 year olds with 22% or 43,404 young adults.

Here is the breakdown of total cases confirmed as of Saturday, October 24 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 257 cases (1 new case) (3 deaths)
Bayfield County, WI: 204 cases  (4 new cases) (1 death)
Burnett County, WI: 292 cases (6 deaths) 
Douglas County, WI: 738 cases (23 new cases) (1 death)
Iron County, WI: 179 cases (1 new case)  (2 deaths)
Price County, WI: 335 cases (6 new cases) (1 death)
Sawyer County, WI: 362 cases (6 new cases) (2 deaths)
Vilas County, WI: 521 cases (12 new cases) (5 deaths) 
Washburn County, WI: 223 cases (6 new cases) (2 deaths)      

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 8,508,467 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 42.3 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 1,146,221 deaths as of 10/24/20 11:00am CDT. Medical personnel have conducted over 130.2 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 200,000 deaths on September 22, 2020, and the world passed 1 million deaths on September 28, 2020.

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.

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