The City of RACINE COVID-19 Update on October 05, 2020

Confirmed coronavirus cases

  • United States: 7,436,207 confirmed, 209,938 deaths
  • Wisconsin: 134,359 confirmed, 1,472,577 negative, 1,381 deaths
  • Central Racine County Health Department: 2,530 confirmed (+216 from last week), 275 probable (+37), 37,780 negative (+2,380), 65 deaths (+3)
  • City of Racine Health Department: 2,660 confirmed (+143 from last week), 309 probable (+23), 30,137 negative (+2,521), 33 deaths (+0)
  • Racine County total: 5,190 confirmed (+359 from last week), 584 probable (+60), 67,917 negative (+4,901), 98 deaths (+3)
  • Positive test percentage: 7%

Updates for the week of Oct. 5:

  • Racine County continues to see very high COVID-19 case rates. Please protect yourself and others by maintaining social distancing, wearing a face covering in public, staying home when sick or quarantined, and practicing good hygiene.
  • Over the past week, Wisconsin set a new single-day high of new COVID cases on Thursday and again on Saturday. CDC data shows the state is currently third in the country in cases over the last seven days.
  • The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has a map of community testing sites in Wisconsin that can be found here. One such community clinic continues through Tuesday at the Kenosha County Job Center (8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More details here.
  • Health care providers including Ascension, Froedtert and Aurora continue to provide COVID-19 tests by appointment. For more information:
  • To help address questions from families about whether or not your child should be tested for COVID-19, Mike Gutzeit, chief medical officer at Children’s Wisconsin, and Paul Veldhouse of Forest View Pediatrics will answer questions as part of a Children’s Wisconsin online livestream. The conversation will be hosted on Children’s Facebook and YouTube pages at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.
  • The state Department of Health Services has new videos on COVID-19 topics:

Resources

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.

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