The City of Racine COVID-19 UPDATE November 30, 2020
Confirmed coronavirus cases
- United States: 13,457,294 confirmed, 267,438 deaths
- Wisconsin: 387,235 confirmed, 2,149,996 negative, 3,313 deaths
- Central Racine County Health Department: 7,250 confirmed (+447 from last week), 835 probable (+70), 53,534 negative (+1,043), 111 deaths (+7)
- City of Racine Health Department: 5,905 confirmed (+279 from last week), 618 probable (+41), 38,414 negative (+676), 55 deaths (+7)
- Racine County total: 13,155 confirmed (+726 from last week), 1,453 probable (+111), 91,948 negative (+1,719), 166 deaths (+14)
Updates for the week of November 30:
- Following the Thanksgiving weekend, and with the Christmas holiday and onset of winter soon to come, it is critically important that residents follow all COVID public health measures to prevent another spike in cases. It is especially urgent given that Racine County remains in the “critically high” risk category due to the alarming case rate in our communities.
- Wisconsin National Guard COVID-19 testing sites have reopened locally after they were closed during the Thanksgiving holiday. Click here for a list of testing sites in Racine and Kenosha counties.
- The City of Racine has updated its Safer Racine plan to include modifications to rules for long-term care facilities, daycares, indoor recreational facilities, pools, zoos, mass gatherings, and other venues. Read details here.
- A list of state orders in place and recommendations for the Central Racine County Health Department jurisdiction can be found on the CRCHD website.
- Over 1,800 Wisconsin residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, with nearly 1 in 4 patients in the ICU. Hospitals across the state report 16% of beds available. The alternative care facility at State Fair Park, which serves as an overflow facility for state hospitals, has six patients as of today, Nov. 30.
- It is more important than ever to make sure you are practicing self-care, maintaining social connections, and reducing stress and anxiety. Check out Resilient Wisconsin’s new resources on caring for yourself, as well as new resources for professionals.
- Preventing COVID-19 spread is bipartisan: The Stop the COVID Spread Coalition has released a new statewide ad featuring Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan, who agree that while Wisconsin has its political differences, fighting COVID-19 is something we can all agree on. Watch the ad here.
- Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy: Severity of Maternal Illness
- MMWR: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Ethical Principles for Allocating Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine.
- MMWR: Decline in SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies After Mild Infection Among Frontline Health Care Personnel in a Multistate Hospital Network.
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.