The City of Racine COVID-19 Update August 24, 2020
Confirmed coronavirus cases
United States: 5,728,363 confirmed, 177,036 deaths
Wisconsin: 70,854 confirmed, 1,119,622 negative, 1,081 deaths
Central Racine County Health Department: 1,703 confirmed (+83 from last week), 197 probable (+11), 28,268 negative (+1,274), 53 deaths (+2)
City of Racine Health Department: 2,128 confirmed (+44 from last week), 234 probable (+3), 21,972 negative (+1,423), 32 deaths (+1)
Racine County total: 3,831 confirmed (+127 from last week), 431 probable (+14), 50,240 negative (+2,697), 85 deaths (+3)
Positive test percentage: 7%
Updates for the week of August 24:
- After a surge of cases in July, Racine County’s case rate has fallen this month, though the county remains in the “high risk” category and testing has declined due to national testing supply shortages. It’s imperative that residents continue to wear face coverings outside their homes, maintain social distancing, not hold or attend large gatherings, stay home if sick, and practice good hygiene.
- Racine County will distribute COVID-19 care packages from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Racine County Service Center in Burlington, 1072 Milwaukee Ave. Residents in need are invited to pick up a free care package filled with food, facemasks, and other essential items to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.
- Free facemasks are also still available at City of Racine fire stations while supplies last.
- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has a map of community testing sites in Wisconsin that can be found here. Health care providers including Ascension, Froedtert and Aurora also continue to provide COVID-19 tests by appointment. For more information:
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.