The City of Racine COVID-19 Update November 23, 2020
Confirmed coronavirus cases
- United States: 12,349,443 confirmed, 257,274 deaths
- Wisconsin: 357,771 confirmed, 2,094,448 negative, 3,011 deaths
- Central Racine County Health Department: 6,803 confirmed (+789 from last week), 765 probable (+80), 52,491 negative (+2,249), 104 deaths (+9)
- City of Racine Health Department: 5,626 confirmed (+488 from last week), 577 probable (+44), 37,738 negative (+1,792), 48 deaths (+4)
- Racine County total: 12,429 confirmed (+1,277 from last week), 1,342 probable (+124), 90,229 negative (+4,041), 152 deaths (+13)
- Positive test percentage: 12.1%
Updates for the week of November 23:
- Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday safely! Read the CDC Thanksgiving guidance here.
- The Wisconsin Hospital Association released a letter to state leaders warning of a “catastrophe” due to the stress placed on the state’s hospitals and health systems. “This is hard to fathom for many across the state, but for those fighting this ever-growing battle in our hospitals, the data simply illustrate the human tragedy playing out in front of them every day,” wrote Wisconsin Hospital Association President and CEO Eric Borgerding. Read the letter here.
- The alternative care facility at State Fair Park, which serves as an overflow facility for state hospitals, has 13 patients as of today, Nov. 23.
- UW Health released an “Open Letter to the People of Wisconsin.” Read it here.
- Wisconsin National Guard COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites in Racine and Kenosha counties can be found here.
- The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has a variety of information and resources to help employers and workers stay safe in the workplace. Read more here.
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.