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Wisconsin COVID-19 Update for Thursday

Wisconsin COVID-19 Update for Thursday Photo: WDIO-TV

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Updated: August 06, 2020 02:47 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health reports 839 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday with eight deaths. The total number of confirmed positive cases across the state is 57,779. 

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Since January, Wisconsin has a total of 978 fatalities. WDH says 380 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 4,881 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization, and 927 in intensive care. As of Thursday, WDH reports that 82 percent of all cases have recovered. Health officials say 4,807 health care workers have contracted the coronavirus.

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

Statewide there have been 1,019,630 tests conducted with 961,851 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 6 is the 20-29 year olds with 25% or 14,453 young adults.

Here is the breakdown of cases as of Thursday, August 6 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 22 cases (1 new case) (1 death)
Bayfield County, WI: 21 cases  (1 death)
Burnett County, WI: 22 cases (1 new case) (1 death) 
Douglas County, WI: 149 cases  (4 new cases)
Iron County, WI: 73 cases (1 death)
Price County, WI: 26 cases  (1 new cases)
Sawyer County, WI: 52 cases (2 new cases)
Vilas County, WI: 45 cases (5 new cases)
Washburn County, WI: 41 cases (2 new cases)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 4,834,546 cases of COVID-19 in the US. Approximately 18.8 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 708,676 deaths as of 8/6/20 10:45 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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