1,000 COVID-19 deaths near Wisconsin; More than 60,000 confirmed cases


MADISON (WKOW) – 1,000 people died on COVID-19 near Wisconsin on Sunday.

This milestone comes six months after the Wisconsin Department of Health confirmed the state’s first case of COVID-19.

The Department of Health Services reported 7,418 new test results, of which 621 – or 8.4 percent – came positive, according to the points released today.

The remaining tests, 91.6 percent, returned negative results. However, a negative test only means that the person tested did not have the disease at the time. They can still contract COVID-19.

According to DHS, if cases increase due to greater prevalence or more testing per day, then measuring the percentage of new cases returned in trials each day helps.

The seven-day average dropped to 804 new cases per day, up from 847 yesterday.

DHS listed 2 new deaths for a total of 998 people killed by the disease (1.6 percent of positive cases).

The state reported 20 new hospitals. Hospitals in Wisconsin are currently treating 355 patients with COVID-19. Among them, 94 people are in intensive care units.

The state reported 6,797 new negative test results.

49,283 or 82 percent of all positive cases reported since the epidemic began.

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to measure COVID-19 activity levels in county and healthcare emergency readiness coalition areas that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. See the dashboard here.

Percentage of positive cases

The date Percent
Aug 8 8.4
Aug 8 8.9
Aug 7 7
Aug 6 4.7
5 August 5.2
4 August 4.0
August 3 5.6
August 2 9.1
August 1 7.1

Death due to COVID-19, hospitalization

The date new
The deaths
new
admitted to hospital
complete
The deaths
complete
Hospitality industry.
9 August 2 20 998 5000
Aug 8 6 50 996 4980
Aug 7 12 49 990 4930
Aug 6 8 55 978 4881
5 August 9 43 970 4826
4 August 12 51 961 4783
August 3 1 15 949 4732
August 2 1 36 948 4717
August 1 13 44 947 4681

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services updates statistics on its website every day around 2 p.m.

(Our full coronavirus coverage is available here.)

A new strain of coronavirus causes COVID-19 disease. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. A complete list of symptoms is available for the Disease Control website.

In severe cases, pneumonia may develop. Those at risk include the elderly, those at greater risk of infection, along with heart or lung disease.

For most, the virus is mild, similar to a cold or flu.

Anyone who thinks they may have the disease should call the hospital or clinic before going for a diagnosis. Doing so gives employees time to take proper precautions so that the virus does not spread.

People in need of emergency medical services should continue to use 911.

Number of positive cases and deaths by county

Wisconsin County Positive as of 8/9/2020 Negative as of 8/9/2020 Deaths by 8/9/2020 Rate as on 8/9/2020 (positive cases per 100,000 people) Case mortality as of 8/9/2020 (percentage of cases who died)
Adams 85 2591 2 423.5 2%
Ashland 25 1,741 1 159.1 4%
The baron 293 6110 3 647.5 1%
Bayfield 27 1,877 1 180.1 4%
Brown 4,264 50,383 54 1641.4 1%
Buffalo 43 1,698 2 326.6 5%
Burnet 22 1,628 1 144.2 5%
Pipe of peace 320 6099 2 642.5 1%
Chippewa 230 10,416 0 361.4 0%
Clarke 184 3,763 7 533.5 4%
Colombia 248 9,850 1 435.4 0%
Crawford 75 3,414 0 460.5 0%
Dane 4,536 136,795 39 856.1 1%
Hoax 819 16,613 5 933.1 1%
The gate 106 4475 3 386.3 3%
Douglas 173 4,979 0 398.6 0%
Dun 123 5738 0 276.4 0%
Eau Claire 588 14,814 4 570.9 1%
Florence 8 636 0 184.5 0%
Fond do lak 657 15,007 7 642.1 1%
Forest 59 996 4 654.2 7%
Grant 356 9023 15 686.9 4%
Green 162 4932 1 439.5 1%
Green lake 56 2,552 0 298.6 0%
Iowa 80 3689 0 338.7 0%
iron 75 1,184 1 1312.3 1%
Jackson 58 5418 1 282.8 2%
Jefferson 631 13,410 5 745.4 1%
Juneau 137 6220 1 518.6 1%
Kenosha 2667 29,341 60 1584.4 2%
Kewaunee 131 2574 2 643.4 2%
La crosse 908 17,892 1 770.5 0%
Lafayette 139 2,350 0 830.6 0%
Langlade 65 2,283 1 339.2 2%
Lincoln 68 3,353 0 244.2 0%
Manitowoc 337 10,671 1 424.4 0%
Marathon 646 13,658 9 477.6 1%
Marinette 395 7317 3 974.4 1%
Marquette 80 2,102 1 526.1 1%
Menominee 22 1,743 0 480.5 0%
Milwaukee 21,062 194,005 456 2207.3 2%
Monroe 243 7359 2 534.0 1%
Oconto 248 6046 0 660.3 0%
Oneida 131 4879 0 370.6 0%
Outagamie 1252 26,248 14 677.7 1%
Ozaukee 692 13,055 17 783.8 2%
Pepin 42 1010 0 578.4 0%
to enter 222 4903 2 533.6 1%
Polk 132 6125 2 304.5 2%
Carriage 411 9130 0 582.2 0%
cost 32 1,877 0 237.2 0%
Racine 3514 46,279 78 1798.4 2%
Richland 37 2,920 4 211.0 1 1%
Rock 1,432 25,081 26 885.2 2%
dry bread 20 1,353 1 141.0 5%
Souk 444 12,973 3 698.2 1%
wood cutter 67 2747 0 409.3 0%
Shawano 196 6458 0 477.9 0%
Sheboygan 746 16,275 9 647.5 1%
St. Croix 493 10,920 5 560.8 1%
Tailor 69 1,916 1 339.0 1%
Trempealeau 336 4978 2 1141.4 1%
Vernon 64 4037 0 209.7 0%
Luxury 53 2,476 0 245.4 0%
Walworth 1,335 16,943 23 1296.0 2%
Washburn 47 2039 0 299.6 0%
Washington 1,066 17,098 22 792.4 2%
Waukesha 4234 54,814 58 1061.5 1%
Waupaca 453 7977 15 880.6 3%
Waushara 116 5,357 1 481.0 1%
Winnebago 1,176 27,565 18 692.1 2%
wood 291 9564 1 397.1 0%
complete 60,554 993,742 998 1047.9 2%