WISCONSIN– In an address to the state Tuesday evening, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers prompted Wisconsinites to stay home and follow social distancing guidelines as coronavirus cases grow across the state.
“Wearing a mask is not a political statement. It's an indication to coworkers or complete strangers that you pass in the grocery store that you appreciate them, and they appreciate you too,” Evers said.
The state of Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a record 7,075 brand-new coronavirus cases Tuesday– the second time over 7,000– on simply under 20,000 tests, a positive test rate of simply over 35 percent.
Meanwhile, the number of individuals currently hospitalized jumped by 67 to 2,070. That's 356 more than a week ago. Of those 2,003, 418 remain in an ICU.
The seven-day positive test rate continued its rise, leaping to 36 percent, up from 35 the other day, and the greatest yet.
The total variety of cases ever verified in Wisconsin is now 278,843, of which almost 62,000– more than 22%– are considered active. That's up by about 3,000 from Saturday.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association launched a video titled Wisconsin is losing, which highlights how hospitals are filling.
Racine County added 1,777 recently validated COVID-19 cases over the previous week, a number that county authorities called “extraordinarily high.”
The Racine County weekly COVID-19 report confirmed 9,609 cases of the virus considering that counts started in March. Further, there have actually been 128 deaths including 14 within the past week. The percentage of tests coming back positive stands at 10.4 percent. The countywide case rate growth has actually been in the “very high” threat classification since October 1 and has actually climbed up dramatically considering that mid-October.
Individuals who check favorable for the COVID-19 infection are advised to:
- Stay home and isolate for a minimum of 10 days after sign beginning.
- If you did not have symptoms and were evaluated, stay isolated for 10 days from the date of screening.
- You can go back to work or school on day 11 if free of fever and see an improvement in other symptoms for 24 hours.
- Inform your employer or school if you are positive.
- Inform your close contacts and ask to quarantine for 14 days from the last day of contact with you.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 testing is at a number of areas in Racine and Kenosha counties. UPDATED Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Schedule For Racine, Kenosha Counties