Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Wednesday

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Updated: April 21, 2021 04:22 PM
Created: May 23, 2020 03:41 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 626 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with three new deaths. DHS says 5,065 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 592,262 with 97% of the cases now recovered. There are 9,009 active cases as of Wednesday.

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 6,721 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 3,978,523 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Wisconsin. WDHS shows 3,957,045 vaccines have been allocated. 40.7% of Wisconsin residents have received at least one dose of vaccine, as of April 21, and 1,677,365 or 28.8% of Wisconsinites have completed the vaccine series.

There have been 28,764 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization. DHS reports 30,737 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 3,403,332 people tested with 2,811,070 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 21 is 20-29 year olds with 18.7% or 110,923 young adults.

Here is the breakdown of total confirmed cases and deaths as of Wednesday, April 21 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 1,229 cases (4 new cases) (16 deaths)
Bayfield County, WI: 1,120 cases  (19 deaths)
Burnett County, WI: 1,324 cases (9 new cases) (22 deaths)
Douglas County, WI: 3,931 cases (6 new cases) (33 deaths)
Iron County, WI: 571 cases (21 deaths)
Price County, WI: 1,213  (3 new cases) (7 deaths)
Sawyer County, WI: 1,612 cases (6 new cases) (24 deaths)
Vilas County, WI: 2,221 cases (2 new cases)  (39 deaths)
Washburn County, WI: 1,414 cases (3 new cases) (18 deaths)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 31,804,023 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 143.1 million people have been infected worldwide with 3,048,296 deaths as of 4/21/21 11:20 a.m. CST. The United States surpassed 500,000 deaths on February 22, 2021. Medical personnel have conducted over 419.7 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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