Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Tuesday

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Updated: January 19, 2021 03:04 PM
Created: May 23, 2020 03:41 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 1,525 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with 42 new deaths. DHS says 5,081 people were tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases across the state since the pandemic began is 524,402, with 94% of the cases now recovered. There are 24,700 active cases as of Tuesday.

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, Wisconsin has a total of 5,512 fatalities. DHS says 1,537, or 28%, 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 32%.

According to WDHS, there have been a total of 248,185 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Wisconsin. WDHS shows 779,800 vaccines have been allocated, with 473,300 ordered. 

There have been 23,244 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization. DHS reports 16,156 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 2,969,801 people tested with 2,445,399 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 January 19 is 20-29 year olds with 19% or 99,667 young adults.

Here is the breakdown of total confirmed cases and deaths as of Tuesday, January 19 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 1,099 cases (10 new cases) (16 deaths)
Bayfield County, WI: 1,002 cases (4 new cases) (18 deaths)
Burnett County, WI: 1,064 cases (4 new cases) (23 deaths)
Douglas County, WI: 3,435 cases (57 new cases) (18 deaths, including 1 Tuesday)
Iron County, WI: 448 cases (3 new cases) (19 deaths)
Price County, WI: 1,025 cases (2 new cases) (7 deaths, including 1 Tuesday)
Sawyer County, WI: 1,341 cases (6 new cases) (17 deaths)
Vilas County, WI: 1,815 cases (3 new cases) (31 deaths)
Washburn County, WI: 1,159 cases (2 new cases) (15 deaths)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 24,104,561 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 95.7 million people have been infected worldwide with 2,047,697 deaths as of 1/19/21 11:22 a.m. CST. Medical personnel have conducted over 281 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 300,000 deaths on December 15. The world passed 2 million deaths on January 15. The world reached 1 million deaths on September 28, 2020.

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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