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Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Friday

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Updated: May 24, 2022 04:30 PM
Created: May 23, 2020 03:41 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 2,143 new cases of COVID-19 in Friday's update, with five new deaths. The new confirmed cases have a 7-day average of 1,980. The total number of confirmed cases across the state since the pandemic began is 1,455,196. Since January 2020, Wisconsin has a total of 12,966 fatalities.

According to DHS, 64.4% of the total population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of May 20. 61.2% of the total population has completed the vaccination series.

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

Here is the breakdown of total confirmed and probable cases and deaths as of Friday, May 20 in the Northland: 

Ashland County, WI: 3,399 cases (3 new cases)  (36 deaths)
Bayfield County, WI: 3,482 cases (17 new cases)  (41 deaths)
Burnett County, WI: 4,114 cases (9 new cases) (43 deaths)
Douglas County, WI: 12,118 cases (32 new cases) (79 deaths)
Iron County, WI: 1,490 cases (2 new cases) (47 deaths)
Price County, WI: 3,301 cases (1 new case) (33 deaths)
Sawyer County, WI: 4,693 cases (2 new cases) (62 deaths)
Vilas County, WI: 5,299 cases (1 new case) (89 deaths)
Washburn County, WI: 4,125 cases (16 new cases) (46 deaths)

Wisconsin COVID-19 thresholds:

200,000 cases - Oct. 26, 2020
300,000 cases - Nov. 13, 2020
400,000 cases - Dec. 4, 2020
500,000 cases - Jan. 8, 2021
600,000 cases - May 26, 2021
700,000 cases - Sept. 20, 2021
800,000 cases - Nov. 4, 2021
900,000 cases - Dec. 7, 2021
1,000,000 cases - Jan. 3, 2022 
1,300,000 cases - Jan. 26, 2022
1,400,000 cases - April 14, 2022

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 83,130,728 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. since the pandemic began. Approximately 526.1 million people have been infected worldwide with 6,286,426 deaths as of 5/20/2022 at 12:20 p.m. CDT. There have been 1,001,820 deaths in the United States. Over 580.9 million doses of vaccine have been administered in the U.S.

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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