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Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Saturday

Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Saturday Photo: WDIO-TV

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Updated: September 19, 2020 02:42 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 2,283 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with three deaths. There were 12,472 people tested in the past 24 hours.  The total number of confirmed cases across the state is now 99,562. 

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Since January, Wisconsin has a total of 1,241 fatalities. DHS says 435 of the total number of fatalities were in long-term care facilities. The age group with the highest percentage of death are those age 80 to 89 with 28%.

There have been 6,619 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization. As of Saturday, DHS reports that 85%, or 84,632 of all cases have recovered. Health officials say 7,497 health care workers have contracted the coronavirus.

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

Statewide there have been 1,425,009 people tested with 1,325,447 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 September 19 is 20-29 year olds with 26% or 25,744 young adults.

Here is the breakdown of total cases confirmed as of Thursday, September 19 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 53 cases  (4 new cases) (2 deaths)
Bayfield County, WI: 78 cases (2 new cases) (1 death)
Burnett County, WI: 114 cases (13 new cases) (3 deaths) 
Douglas County, WI: 376 cases (17 new cases)
Iron County, WI: 136 cases  (1 death)
Price County, WI: 50 cases (7 new cases) (2 new cases)
Sawyer County, WI: 195 cases (3 new cases) (1 death)
Vilas County, WI: 166 cases (9 new cases) (1 death) 
Washburn County, WI: 91 cases (4 new cases) (1 death)
  
Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 6,730,653 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 30.5 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 953,072 deaths as of 9/19/20 11:30am CDT. Medical personnel have conducted over 91.5 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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