Douglas County COVID-19 cases rise to 9

County officials reported two new cases in the last week.

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The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Douglas County has risen to nine.

The latest person to test positive, as well as the person whose case was reported on Saturday , are both over the age of 65, according to a news release sent by Douglas County Public Health Officer Kathy Ronchi. One person had traveled out of the country; the other had no symptoms, but was tested as part of a medical screening.

All individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Douglas County are recovering well at home, Ronchi said.

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The news comes as Wisconsin reported an increase of 225 cases Wednesday — the state's largest single-day increase since April 1.

Statewide, there are 4,845 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the state Department of Health Services reported. Douglas County's latest confirmation was not part of the DHS figures released Wednesday, which means the actual number of cases is 4,846.

So far, 246 people have died from the illness.

The number of people who have been hospitalized was 1,302, which means 27% of people who contract the virus need to be hospitalized. DHS said they don't know the hospitalization history for 858 people, or 18% of cases.

The number of negative tests rose to 49,502.

Public health is partnering with county GIS staff in developing new reporting formats that will allow residents to view local COVID-19 information on a regular basis. The information will be located on the Douglas County website as soon as possible. Check the Douglas County web page for updates and alerts.

Visit the Douglas County COVID-19 dashboard and DHS site for more information.

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