Over the past week COVID-19 diagnoses statewide increased from 49,417 on Monday, July 27 to 55,328 on Monday, August 3. That is a statewide increase of 5,911 cases. The number of deaths increased from 893 to 949, an additional 56 deaths, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
The DHS’ Badger Bounce Back COVID-19 Case Indicators, which classify counties as high-, moderate- or low-risk based on COVID activity over the previous two weeks, listed Grant, Juneau, LaCrosse, Lafayette and Monroe counties as ‘high’ risk; and Crawford, Iowa, Richland and Vernon counties as ‘moderate risk.
Monday coronavirus statistics from the state Dept. of Health Services once again are an outlier compared to sharply higher numbers for the other days of the preceding week.
The 404 new cases represent the lowest number since June 29, which was also a Monday. The numbers of new cases on Sunday (922) and Saturday (1,062) were more representative of recent trends. Saturday's figure was the second-highest daily number of new COVID-19 confirmations.
Monday's 404 positive tests made up 5.6 percent of only 7,173 total tests processed, and they brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin past 55,000.For Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the state recorded 2,816 new cases of COVID-19, 127 people needed hospital care, and 29 people died. The Wisconsin death toll from the outbreak is 949 after one more death in the past 24 hours.
Crawford Countysaw 10 new cases, increasing to 63. The number of negative tests increased by 191, and there have been no deaths in the county.
For the second week in a row, Crawford County Health Department has issued a public notification: if you visited The Crooked Oar during the following dates & times, you may have potentially been exposed to a COVID-19 positive case:
• July 25, 1 p.m. until closing
• July 26, 1 p.m. until closing
• July 27, 5 p.m. until closing
• July 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are asking you to monitor self for symptoms and contact your healthcare provider to get tested if you develop any symptoms through August 13, 2020. Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, chills, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell and/or taste.
We continue to recommend that everyone follow the guidelines of wearing a mask when in public, maintaining social distancing of at least 6 feet, avoiding any and all mass gatherings, and performing good handwashing.
“This notice is not saying that this business did anything wrong, assures Cindy Riniker, Health Officer “but is to inform the public of where and when the public may have had potential contact with a lab confirmed case of COVID-19. We are working closely with The Crooked Oar to assure the safety and wellness of all their staff and customers.”
On Tuesday, August 4, the Public Health Department issued another public health notice: If you visited: A Cut Above Hair Salon in Prairie du Chien during the following dates and times, you may have potentially been exposed to a COVID-19 positive case and we would like you to call our office (608-326-0229) to discuss further measures that may need to be taken:
• July 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• July 31, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
• August 1, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
If you were in this business during the above times and develop symptoms through August 15, 2020 contact your healthcare provider. Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, chills, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell and/or taste.
“This notice is not saying that this business did anything wrong, assures Cindy Riniker, Health Officer “but is to inform the public of where and when the public may have had potential contact with a lab confirmed case of COVID-19. We are working closely with A Cut Above to assure the safety and wellness of all their staff and customers.”
Vernon Countysaw an increase of nine cases in the last week, increasing to 59. The number of negative tests increased by 519, and there have been no deaths.Richland Countysaw an increase of eight cases, increasing to 32. The number of negative tests increased by 270, and the number of deaths in the county remained at four.
Monroe Countysaw an increase of 44 cases in the last week, going from 181 to 225. Negative tests increased by 266, and the number of deaths in the county remains at one.
The Monroe County Health Department has issued a public notice: we have not been able to identify all close contacts and members of the public that may have been exposed on July 25th after 7 p.m. at The Zone, The Cotter Pin, and Leon Country Tavern.
Please note, unless you are contacted by the health department, there is no need to quarantine.
While we would consider these low risk exposures, if you were at the establishment during these dates and times and would become symptomatic for COVID-19 within 14 days of your time at the facility, you should go in and get tested.
Juneau Countysaw an increase in cases of 20, growing to 138. The number of deaths in the county increased from one to two.
LaCrosse Countyhas continued to see an exponential increase in new cases in the last week of 86, going from 749 to 835. There has been one death in the county.
Grant Countyhas seen an increase of 31 cases in the last week, going from 297 to 328. The number of deaths in the county remains at 14.
Lafayette Countyhas seen an increase of 11 cases in the last week, going from 102 to 113. There have been no deaths in the county.Iowa Countyhas seen an increase of eight cases in the last week, increasing to 65. There have been no deaths in the county.