Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Saturday

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Updated: April 17, 2021 03:06 PM
Created: May 23, 2020 03:41 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 727 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with eight new deaths. DHS says 4,483 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 589,940 with 97% of the cases now recovered. There are 9,147 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 6,711 fatalities. DHS says 2,966, or 44%, 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 31.8%.

According to WDHS, there have been a total of 3,807,771 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Wisconsin. WDHS shows 3,669,405 vaccines have been allocated. 39.7% of Wisconsin residents have received at least one dose of vaccine, as of April 17, and 1,569,321 or 27.0% of Wisconsinites have completed the vaccine series.

There have been 28,523 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization. DHS reports 30,670 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 3,386,403 people tested with 2,796,463 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 April 17 is 20-29 year olds with 18.7% or 110,540 young adults.

Here is the breakdown of total confirmed cases and deaths as of Saturday, April 17 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 1,223 cases (2 new cases) (16 deaths)
Bayfield County, WI: 1,118 cases (1 new case) (19 deaths)
Burnett County, WI: 1,302 cases (6 new cases) (21 deaths)
Douglas County, WI: 3,905 cases (13 new cases) (32 deaths)
Iron County, WI: 571 cases (21 deaths)
Price County, WI: 1,208 cases (1 new case) (7 deaths)
Sawyer County, WI: 1,598 cases (1 new case) (25 deaths, including one Saturday)
Vilas County, WI: 2,222 cases (1 new case) (39 deaths)
Washburn County, WI: 1,405 cases (4 new cases) (18 deaths)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 31,594,175 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 140.2 million people have been infected worldwide with 3,003,489 deaths as of 4/17/21 1:00 p.m. CST. The United States surpassed 500,000 deaths on February 22, 2021. Medical personnel have conducted over 413.1 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.

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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