Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Saturday

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Updated: May 15, 2021 07:57 PM
Created: May 23, 2020 03:41 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 550 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with 4 new deaths. DHS says 4,308 people were tested in the 24 hours prior to the report. The total number of confirmed cases across the state since the pandemic began is 605,926 with 98% of the cases now recovered. There are 7,440 active cases as of Saturday.

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 2020, Wisconsin has a total of 6,958 fatalities. DHS says 3,013, or 43%, 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 31.4%.

According to WDHS, there have been a total of 4,852,017 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Wisconsin. WDHS shows 4,872,575 vaccines have been allocated. 45.2% of Wisconsin residents have received at least one dose of vaccine, as of May 15, and 2,284,309 or 39.2% of Wisconsinites have completed the vaccine series.

There have been 30,189 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization. DHS reports 31,168 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 3,508,069 people tested with 2,902,143 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 May 15 is 20-29 year olds with 18.7% or 113,165 young adults.

Here is the breakdown of total confirmed cases and deaths as of Saturday, May 15 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 1,264 cases (15 deaths)
Bayfield County, WI: 1,152 cases (2 new cases) (19 deaths)
Burnett County, WI: 1,397 cases (8 new cases) (22 deaths)
Douglas County, WI: 4,067 cases (3 new cases) (39 deaths)
Iron County, WI: 578 cases  (21 deaths)
Price County, WI: 1,233 cases (1 new case) (7 deaths)
Sawyer County, WI: 1,710 cases (9 new cases) (26 deaths)
Vilas County, WI: 2,266 cases (2 new cases) (39 deaths)
Washburn County, WI: 1,479 cases (3 new cases) (20 deaths)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 32,909,005 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 162 million people have been infected worldwide with 3,360,727 deaths as of 5/15/21 1:00 p.m. CST. The United States surpassed 500,000 deaths on February 22, 2021. Medical personnel have conducted over 450 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 400,000 deaths on January 19. The world passed 2 million deaths on January 15, and reached 1 million on September 28, 2020. So far, over 268 million doses of vaccine have been administered.

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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