Oak Creek Health Department
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE • January 4 •
Data is updated and shared Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Change has been calculated from the December 30 update.
Information about this disease is constantly changing and evolving. For the most up to date information visit: http://cdc.gov/covid19
For an in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 data, please visit: www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats (desktop) or www.ocwi.org/COVIDstats.m (mobile)
COVID-19 in our Area
Individuals Testing Positive: 3,477 (+118)
Individuals Testing Negative: 14,109 (+189)
Deaths: 41 (no change)
14-Day Positivity Rate*: 13.3%
* Updated every Friday
Number of new positive cases over 14-day period (12/16 - 12/29)**: 312
** Used to calculate Burden
Individuals Testing Positive: 85,853 (+1,640)
Individuals Testing Negative: 413,147 (+3,630)
Deaths: 985 (+4)
Individuals Testing Positive: 487,938 (+10,646)
Individuals Testing Negative: 2,365,680 (+20,909)
Deaths: 4,884 (+66)
Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Testing data represents the number of people tested by the diagnostic test that detects the virus in the nose or throat (and not a blood test that detects antibodies). Multiple tests per person are not included in these summary statistics.
NOTE: Due to changes in contact tracing practices resulting from the large increase in the number of new positive cases, we will no longer be reporting the number of recovered individuals. Individuals are released from isolation (and previously counted in the “recovered” number) when 10 days have passed since symptom onset (or test date for asymptomatic individuals) AND they have been fever-free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND they have improvement of other symptoms.
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
• STAY HOME when you're sick.
• Cover your sneeze and cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
• Practice physical distancing of 6 feet between you and individuals not a part of your household.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Wear a cloth face cover when outside your home.