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COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 6,284 deaths

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Get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Wisconsin and resources to keep you and your family safe and prepared.

Continuing Coverage: Coronavirus in Wisconsin

Statistics:

  • At least 6,284 patients have died so far
  • At least 1,180,445 vaccines have been administered as of Saturday.
  • At least 559,575 patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in Wisconsin since the outbreak began.
    • 97,576 patients in Milwaukee County -- 1,221 deaths
    • 40,297 patients in Waukesha County -- 471 deaths
    • 39,946 patients in Dane County -- 267 deaths
    • 30,051 patients in Brown County -- 219 deaths
    • 20,223 patients in Racine County -- 314 deaths
    • 19,049 patients in Outagamie County -- 191 deaths
    • 16,923 patients in Winnebago County -- 183 deaths
    • 14,726 patients in Kenosha County -- 299 deaths
    • 14,300 patients in Rock County -- 151 deaths
    • 13,664 patients in Washington County -- 131 deaths
    • 13,571 patients in Marathon County -- 172 deaths
    • 12,762 patients in Sheboygan County -- 126 deaths
    • 12,127 patients in La Crosse County -- 75 deaths
    • 11,880 patients in Fond du Lac County -- 91 deaths
    • 11,362 patients in Dodge County -- 155 deaths
    • 10,927 patients in Eau Claire County -- 104 deaths
    • 8,777 patients in Walworth County -- 125 deaths
    • 7,823 patients in Jefferson County -- 76 deaths
    • 7,580 patients in Ozaukee County -- 74 deaths
    • 7,190 patients in Manitowoc County -- 63 deaths
    • 7,009 patients in Chippewa County -- 90 deaths
    • 6,660 patients in Wood County -- 73 deaths
    • 6,425 patients in Portage County -- 64 deaths
    • 6,303 patients in St. Croix County -- 42 deaths
    • 5,429 patients in Calumet County -- 43 deaths
    • 5,299 patients in Barron County -- 75 deaths
    • 5,230 patients in Sauk County -- 39 deaths
    • 4,993 patients in Columbia County -- 51 deaths
    • 4,756 patients in Waupaca County -- 111 deaths
    • 4,618 patients in Grant County -- 79 deaths
    • 4,566 patients in Shawano County -- 70 deaths
    • 4,271 patients in Monroe County -- 31 deaths
    • 4,247 patients in Oconto County -- 48 deaths
    • 4,220 patients in Dunn County -- 28 deaths
    • 3,970 patients in Marinette County -- 62 deaths
    • 3,857 patients in Polk County -- 44 deaths
    • 3,648 patients in Douglas County -- 24 deaths
    • 3,434 patients in Pierce County -- 33 deaths
    • 3,374 patients in Trempealeau County -- 36 deaths
    • 3,340 patients in Oneida County -- 66 deaths
    • 3,149 patients in Clark County -- 57 deaths
    • 3,076 patients in Green County -- 16 deaths
    • 2,975 patients in Juneau County -- 19 deaths
    • 2,892 patients in Lincoln County -- 56 deaths
    • 2,575 patients in Jackson County -- 23 deaths
    • 2,412 patients in Kewaunee County -- 27 deaths
    • 2,404 patients in Door County -- 19 deaths
    • 2,090 patients in Waushara County -- 30 deaths
    • 2,080 patients in Vilas County -- 36 deaths
    • 1,928 patients in Langlade County -- 31 deaths
    • 1,844 patients in Iowa County -- 9 deaths
    • 1,808 patients in Vernon County -- 36 deaths
    • 1,792 patients in Taylor County -- 20 deaths
    • 1,663 patients in Crawford County -- 17 deaths
    • 1,569 patients in Adams County -- 11 deaths
    • 1,520 patients in Green Lake County -- 18 deaths
    • 1,494 patients in Sawyer County -- 21 deaths
    • 1,442 patients in Lafayette County -- 7 deaths
    • 1,312 patients in Buffalo County -- 7 deaths
    • 1,297 patients in Marquette County -- 21 deaths
    • 1,287 patients in Washburn County -- 18 deaths
    • 1,275 patients in Richland County -- 14 deaths
    • 1,245 patients in Rusk County -- 16 deaths
    • 1,178 patients in Burnett County -- 23 deaths
    • 1,171 patients in Ashland County -- 16 deaths
    • 1,148 patients in Price County -- 7 deaths
    • 1,063 patients in Bayfield County -- 19 deaths
    • 924 patients in Forest County -- 23 deaths
    • 801 patients in Pepin County -- 7 deaths
    • 795 patients in Menominee County -- 11 deaths
    • 531 patients in Iron County -- 20 deaths
    • 432 patients in Florence County -- 12 deaths
  • At least 7 have died in all 72 Wisconsin counties.
  • At least 430 coronavirus cases have now been reported in all 72 Wisconsin counties.
  • As of Sunday afternoon, at least 544,250 people in Wisconsin have recovered from the coronavirus.
  • At least 2,592,363 patients have tested negative in Wisconsin.
  • 4.6% of patients have ever been hospitalized.
  • The 530-bed Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park has closed due to a lack of patients. It remains on standby for other uses.
  • As of Sunday afternoon, at least 28,114,500 Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • At least 498,300 Americans have died from the coronavirus, as of Sunday afternoon.

What’s New: Week of Feb. 15, 2021:

  • Average daily new COVID-19 cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and precautions to slow the pandemic must remain in place.
  • As daily new cases continue to dip, more Americans are being vaccinated. But a new survey is showing about 31% of U.S. adults say they plan to "wait and see" how it works out for other people. Many said that a close friend or family member getting vaccinated would be most likely to sway their decision.
  • The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, a move that should allow the U.N. agency's partners to ship millions of doses to countries as part of a U.N.-backed program to tame the pandemic.
  • Millions of student loan borrowers received a welcome reprieve last month when President Joe Biden extended the suspension of payments and interest on federal student loans through Sept. 30. One expert says this presents an opportunity to stash away savings or make student loan payments anyway — without the interest adding up.

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19/coronavirus?

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these are the symptoms you should watch out for:

  • 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

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as they learn more about the virus.

Should I get tested for COVID-19?

The CDC recommends that you should consider taking a COVID-19 test if you:

  • have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
  • have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local/external icon or state ​health department.

    The FDA has also approved a test for COVID-19 that you can take at home. The test kits are available for purchase on Amazon with a turnaround time for results of 24 to 72 hours after the sample is shipped and received.

Emergency care for COVID-19 symptoms:

The CDC says to look for emergency warning signs for coronavirus. 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

This list is not all possible symptoms. Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

Who is most at risk for coronavirus?

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms of COVID-19, according to the CDC.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from the virus.

Flu or COVID-19. What's the difference between them?

Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. That's when testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis.

There are some key differences between flu and COVID-19. The CDC says it seems COVID-19 spreads more easily than flu and causes more serious illnesses in some people. It can also take longer before people show symptoms of COVID-19 and people can be contagious for a longer period of time than the flu.

Another difference is there is a vaccine to protect against the flu. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

Educational resources for online learning in Wisconsin during coronavirus

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