Wisconsin COVID-19 Update Tuesday

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Updated: December 01, 2020 02:19 PM
Created: May 23, 2020 03:41 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 4,078 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday with 107 deaths. There were 10,492 people tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases across the state since the pandemic began is 391,313. Wisconsin passed 300,000 case on Friday, November 13 and 200,000 cases on October 26.

Since January, Wisconsin has a total of 3,420 fatalities. DHS says 899 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%.

There have been 17,372 cases where Wisconsinites needed hospitalization. As of Tuesday, DHS reports that 82% or 319,426 of all cases have recovered. There are 68,406 active cases. WDHS reports 15,540 cases are health care workers.

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

Statewide there have been 2,547,723 people tested with 2,156,410 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 December 1 is 20-29 year olds with 20% or 77,391 young adults.

Here is the breakdown of total cases confirmed as of Tuesday, December 1 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 680 cases (11 new cases) (9 deaths)
Bayfield County, WI: 685 cases (5 new cases) (14 deaths, including 1 Tuesday)
Burnett County, WI: 780 cases (8 new cases) (13 deaths, including 1 Tuesday)  
Douglas County, WI: 2,112 cases (55 new cases) (5 deaths, including 4 Tuesday)
Iron County, WI: 360 cases (9 new cases) (10 deaths)
Price County, WI: 732 cases (1 new case) (4 deaths)
Sawyer County, WI: 916 cases (10 new cases) (7 deaths)
Vilas County, WI: 1,266 cases (15 new cases) (13 deaths)
Washburn County, WI: 718 cases (16 new cases) (5 deaths, including 2 Tuesday)

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 13,580,941 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Approximately 63.5 million people have been infected worldwide with 1,474,213 deaths as of 12/1/20 11:27 am. CST. Medical personnel have conducted over 192.7 million tests in the United States so far. The United States surpassed 200,000 deaths on September 22, 2020, and the world passed 1 million deaths on September 28, 2020.

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.

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