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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – The Eau Claire City- County and Chippewa County Health departments held a COVID-19 update on Monday afternoon. A recap is available below.

EAU CLAIRE COUNTY COVID-19 NUMBERS FOR JUNE 29th:

218 positive cases (increase of 10 from Sunday and 38 since Friday)

8,216 negative test results (increase of 580)

149 recovered

This weekend illustrates what they were trying to avoid, a large increase of cases (38) in three days. A lot of the cases could have been avoided by social distancing.

CHIPPEWA COUNTY COVID-19 NUMBERS FOR JUNE 29th:

85 positive cases

4,486 negative test results

65 recovered

20 monitoring

They health departments ask people to consider the risks of COVID-19 when planning their 4th of July activities. Keep a record of who attended to help potential contact tracing. Where masks if you cannot socially distance yourself.

The CDC updated the people who are considered at high risk. No specific age is now listed as being at the higher risk, instead it shows as age increases, as do the risks to catch it. There are more conditions as well that are now considered higher risk.

The local situation can change quickly. Physical distancing helps slow the spread of the disease.

QUESTIONS:

Where are the new cases coming from?

-The initial investigation shows it is primarily from people in close contact that are not following physical distancing or wearing face coverings. Also people with mild symptoms who are choosing to be out (and not tested) are spreading the disease.

Are there concerns they will need to change the local health order?

They review the data once a week and the disease measurements will look worse. The local health order helps slow spread, but is not a perfect solution to prevent disease.

Do they expect the numbers to continue to rise?

-It takes time for a health order to affect the disease, as it also takes time for the disease to spread, but they expect the count to rise. They want it to be slow. There is no “Stay at Home” order, so there will be spread of the disease in the community.

Is there a sense that people are getting too relaxed about the disease?

-They are hearing about it from both sides of the spectrum with perception to the disease. The Chippewa Valley has many strong partners working together to do the right things and it will take all of us working together to slow the spread.

Is there a need for more testing capacity in the area?

-The testing rate has been fairly flat in the area. Working on strategies to increase the number of tests being taken. They want to make sure that the capacity is being utilized fully including for outbreak response and those who are most vulnerable.

Are there people with symptoms that are not getting tested?

-Anybody with any level of symptoms should be tested. This is to make sure those who are positive are known so they can prevent them from spreading the disease.

Are they working with the LE Phillips Library?

-Yes, they have been working with them as they start in-person appointments.

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SMYRNA (July 8, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing 69 additional positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Two new deaths were also reported. In addition, 63 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware, 12 of whom are critically ill.

A total of 517 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 273 were females and 244 were males. A total of 249 individuals were from New Castle County, 92 were from Kent County, and 176 were from Sussex County.

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 74 to 94. One individual was female and one was male. One individual was a resident of New Castle County and one was a resident of Sussex County. One individual had underlying health conditions.

To protect personal health information, DPH will not confirm specific information about any individual case, even if other persons or entities disclose it independently.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, include:

  • 12,531 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,626
  • Kent County cases: 1,795
  • Sussex County cases: 5,008
  • Unknown County: 102
  • Females: 6,899; Males: 5,614; Unknown: 18
  • Age range: 0 to 104
  • Currently hospitalized: 63; Critically ill:12 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 6,901
  • 117,674 negative cases**
    *Data are provisional and subject to change.
    **Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis.

Delaware is considering patients fully recovered seven days after the resolution of their symptoms. Three days after symptoms resolve, patients are no longer required to self-isolate at home; however, they must continue to practice strict social distancing for the remaining four days before returning to their normal daily routine.

Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal.

Information about testing events, including community testing sites and free-standing sites operated by the health care systems and hospitals, will be listed on the testing section of the Delaware coronavirus website at: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/. Please note for saliva-based testing events that while long-term care facilities are listed on the Curative registration site, they are not community-based testing sites. The long-term care facility registrations are not open to the public nor to family members of long-term care residents.

If you are sick with any of the following symptoms, stay home: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, chills, shaking with chills, loss of smell or taste. Other symptoms such as headache or digestive symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or lack of appetite) have been identified as potential symptoms related to COVID-19 and may prompt further screening, action or investigation. If you are sick and need essential supplies, ask someone else to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy to get what you need.

If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions – including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment – may have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Individuals who have complaints about individuals violating public gathering restrictions should contact state or local law enforcement. Concerns that a business may be violating operating restrictions should be directed to: HSPContact@delaware.gov. Questions related to business re-openings or operations as businesses reopen should go to COVID19FAQ@delaware.gov.

Individuals with questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email info@delaware211.org. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov. Questions regarding unemployment claims should be emailed to: UIClaims@delaware.gov.

In addition, the Division of Public Health asks any Delaware health care, long-term care, residential, or other high-risk facility with questions or concerns to email: DPH_PAC@delaware.govor call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 and press ext. 2.

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

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SMYRNA (July 8, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing 69 additional positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as of 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Two new deaths were also reported. In addition, 63 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware, 12 of whom are critically ill.

A total of 517 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 21 to 104 years old. Of those who have died, 273 were females and 244 were males. A total of 249 individuals were from New Castle County, 92 were from Kent County, and 176 were from Sussex County.

The most recent deaths announced today ranged in age from 74 to 94. One individual was female and one was male. One individual was a resident of New Castle County and one was a resident of Sussex County. One individual had underlying health conditions.

To protect personal health information, DPH will not confirm specific information about any individual case, even if other persons or entities disclose it independently.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics* cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, include:

  • 12,531 total positive cases
  • New Castle County cases: 5,626
  • Kent County cases: 1,795
  • Sussex County cases: 5,008
  • Unknown County: 102
  • Females: 6,899; Males: 5,614; Unknown: 18
  • Age range: 0 to 104
  • Currently hospitalized: 63; Critically ill:12 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
  • Delawareans recovered: 6,901
  • 117,674 negative cases**
    *Data are provisional and subject to change.
    **Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis.

Delaware is considering patients fully recovered seven days after the resolution of their symptoms. Three days after symptoms resolve, patients are no longer required to self-isolate at home; however, they must continue to practice strict social distancing for the remaining four days before returning to their normal daily routine.

Additional demographic data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, including race/ethnicity, more age-specific data and rates information by ZIP code, can be found on the Division of Public Health’s My Healthy Community data portal.

Information about testing events, including community testing sites and free-standing sites operated by the health care systems and hospitals, will be listed on the testing section of the Delaware coronavirus website at: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/. Please note for saliva-based testing events that while long-term care facilities are listed on the Curative registration site, they are not community-based testing sites. The long-term care facility registrations are not open to the public nor to family members of long-term care residents.

If you are sick with any of the following symptoms, stay home: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, chills, shaking with chills, loss of smell or taste. Other symptoms such as headache or digestive symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or lack of appetite) have been identified as potential symptoms related to COVID-19 and may prompt further screening, action or investigation. If you are sick and need essential supplies, ask someone else to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy to get what you need.

If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions – including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment – may have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Individuals who have complaints about individuals violating public gathering restrictions should contact state or local law enforcement. Concerns that a business may be violating operating restrictions should be directed to: HSPContact@delaware.gov. Questions related to business re-openings or operations as businesses reopen should go to COVID19FAQ@delaware.gov.

Individuals with questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email info@delaware211.org. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov. Questions regarding unemployment claims should be emailed to: UIClaims@delaware.gov.

In addition, the Division of Public Health asks any Delaware health care, long-term care, residential, or other high-risk facility with questions or concerns to email: DPH_PAC@delaware.govor call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 and press ext. 2.

DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.

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