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Wisconsin COVID-19 Update for Monday

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

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Updated: July 13, 2020 04:21 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health reports 494 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday with no deaths. This number is a significant drop following a busy weekend. Wisconsin saw its all time high number of cases on Saturday with 926. There were 845 on Friday and 769 on Sunday. The total number of confirmed positive cases across the state is 36,942.

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Since January, Wisconsin has a total of 820 fatalities. WDH says 343 of the total number of fatalities were in Long-term care facilities. The age group with the highest percentage for death is age 70-79 with 26%.

There have been 3,8506 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization, and 800 needed intensive care. As of Monday, WDH reports that 78 percent of all cases have recovered. Health officials say 3,260 health care workers have contracted the coronavirus.

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

Statewide there have been 696,421 tests conducted with 659,479 coming back negative. According to WDH, the age group with the highest percentage of confirmed cases as of June 10 is the 20 - 29 year olds, at 25%.

Here is the breakdown of cases as of Monday, July 13 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 8 cases 
Bayfield County, WI: 7 cases (1 fatal)
Burnett County, WI: 5 cases  (1 fatal) 
Douglas County, WI: 61 cases 
Iron County, WI: 17 cases (1 fatal)
Price County, WI: 8 cases 
Sawyer County, WI: 15 cases 
Vilas County, WI: 17 cases 
Washburn County, WI: 6 cases 

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 3,323,432 cases of COVID-19 in the US. Approximately 12.9 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 570,220 deaths as of 7/13/20 10:35AM. Medical personnel have conducted over 40.2 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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