Coronavirus cases soar, but not in Racine County|Local News I Racine County Eye – Racine, Wisconsin – Racine County Eye

11July 2020

For the 3rd consecutive day, the number of brand-new validated coronavirus cases in Wisconsin set a record, as 926 brand-new cases were validated Saturday, breaking yesterday's record of 854, which in turn broke Thursday's record of 754. However Racine County isn't following the pattern.

This story also appeared in Madison365

That might be since the Wisconsin National Guard hasn't conducted community-based testing in the City of Racine given that July 1. The City has actually had about 70 percent of the cases in Racine County.

Still, the new record comes even as less tests were processed– 7.6 percent of tests returned favorable today, up from 6.7 the other day. Today's brand-new numbers bring the statewide total to 35,679. Of those, simply over 6,940 stay active, the greatest overall reported to date, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

There were 7 new deaths reported Saturday– 2 each in Washington and Waupaca Counties and one each in St. Croix, Ozaukee and Iron Counties– bringing the total death toll to 821.

FOUND OUT MORE: Safer Racine strategies could loosen up The largest local increase remained in Milwaukee County, with 231 new cases and 7.96 percent of tests returning favorable.

A number of other counties saw double-digit boosts and high positive coronavirus test rates, consisting of:

  • Brown County: 53 new cases, 16.4 percent favorable tests
  • Dane County: 104 brand-new cases, 9.8 percent favorable tests
  • Fond du Lac County: 10 brand-new cases, 7.2 percent favorable tests
  • Grant County: 10 brand-new cases, 12.8 percent favorable tests
  • Jefferson County: 14 brand-new cases, 9 percent favorable tests
  • Kenosha County: 20 brand-new cases, 58.8 percent favorable tests
  • La Crosse County: 17 new cases, 8.7 percent positive tests
  • Marathon County: 11 new cases, 8.2 percent favorable tests
  • Outagamie County: 18 new cases, 8.8 percent favorable tests
  • Ozaukee County: 16 new cases, 12.8 percent positive
  • Portage County: 10 new cases, 5.1 percent positive tests
  • Racine County: 12 new cases, 3.8 percent favorable tests
  • Rock County: 20 brand-new cases, 2.8 percent positive tests
  • Walworth County: 18 new cases, 15.7 percent positive tests
  • Washington County: 16 new cases, 16.7 percent positive tests
  • Waukesha County: 43 brand-new cases, 6 percent favorable tests

LEARNT MORE: Check out the Racine County COVID-19 control panel Hospitalizations statewide fell to 264, 14 fewer than the other day but 29 more than a week ago. Of those presently hospitalized for COVID-19, 75 need intensive care. Furthermore, 155 people are hospitalized and waiting for test results.

The rate of variation in Latino populations continues to stand out. Twenty-eight percent of total cases are now Latino people, as well as 17 percent of today's brand-new cases. Latinos comprise simply 7 percent of the state's overall population.

Similarly, 17 percent of all cases are Black individuals, as are 24 percent of total coronavirus associated deaths in the state. Black people comprise just six percent of the state's population.

DHS also reports that just under 78 percent of those validated to have actually been infected have recuperated and 2.3 percent have actually died.


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