The city of Racine COVID-19 Update August 10, 2020
Confirmed coronavirus cases
United States: 5,071,179 confirmed, 163,156 deaths
Wisconsin: 61,061 confirmed, 1,001,402 negative, 998 deaths
Central Racine County Health Department: 1,512 confirmed (+143 from last week), 184 probable (+4), 25,047 negative (+3,764), 46 deaths (+1)
City of Racine Health Department: 2,027 confirmed (+95 from last week), 229 probable (+5), 19,768 negative (+1,675), 31 deaths (No Change)
Racine County total: 3,539 confirmed (+238 from last week), 413 probable (+9), 44,815 negative (+5,439), 77 deaths (+1)
Positive test percentage: 7.3%
Updates for the week of August 10:
- Racine County continues to be in the “high risk” category given the current case rate. We reiterate the urgent need to stay home if sick, not hold or attend large gatherings, wear a face covering, maintain social distancing, and practice good hygiene.
- Local COVID-19 testing has been affected by national testing supply shortages. While the exact impact going forward is uncertain, Racine County has started to see some changes, including Aurora centralizing all of its drive-through community testing sites to Aurora Sinai Medical Center.
- Residents looking for more information on testing options, or to schedule an appointment, can contact health care providers:
- Municipalities received PPE from the Wisconsin Elections Commission for use during Tuesday’s primary election. The Racine County Emergency Operations Center is providing protective barriers to allow for additional safety of voters and poll workers.
For Racine County updates on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit www.racinecounty.com/coronavirus. The City of Racine coronavirus webpage can be found at www.racinecoronavirus.org. The Central Racine County Health Department’s COVID-19 page is www.crchd.com/covid-19.
For national information on COVID-19, please go to the Centers for Disease Control’s website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
You can also find current information on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website, which has guidance that is updated regularly for travel, self-quarantine, and school districts, among other important information: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm.