The City of Racine Covid-19 Update September 28
Confirmed coronavirus cases
- United States: 7,128,744 confirmed, 204,905 deaths
- Wisconsin: 117,588 confirmed, 1,405,377 negative, 1,283 deaths
- Central Racine County Health Department: 2,314 confirmed (+210 from last week), 238 probable (+21), 35,400 negative (+1,236), 62 deaths (+1)
- City of Racine Health Department: 2,517 confirmed (+166 from last week), 286 probable (+26), 27,616 negative (+1,118), 33 deaths (+0)
- Racine County total: 4,831 confirmed (+376 from last week), 524 probable (+47), 63,016 negative (+2,354), 95 deaths (+1)
- Positive test percentage: 7.1%
Updates for the week of Sept. 28:
- Mirroring trends across the state, the City of Racine and Central Racine County health departments are seeing a sharp uptick in COVID-19 cases. We reiterate the urgent need to maintain social distancing, wear a face covering in public, stay home when sick or quarantined, and practice good hygiene to reduce the rate of community transmission.
- The Wisconsin National Guard is hosting a community drive-thru testing clinic at Festival Hall beginning Monday, Sept. 28, through Wednesday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Residents can pre-register by visiting covidconnect.wi.gov.
- Evers has declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin due to the recent surge in cases, particularly among young people, and issued a new face coverings order. A copy of the executive order can be found here.
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.