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Wisconsin passes 40,000 coronavirus cases — adds 10,000 in 2 weeks

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Wisconsin passes 40,000 coronavirus cases -- adds 10,000 in 2 weeks

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – Since February 5, more than 40,000 people in Wisconsin have tested positive for the coronavirus. More than 700,000 have tested negative. More than 4,000 people needed treatment in a hospital.

Friday’s report from the Wisconsin Department of Health Service tallied 880 more positive results out of 13,407 tests, or 6.56%. That’s up slightly from Thursday’s 6.31% and continues that metric’s upward trend. Fifty-five of Wisconsin’s 72 counties added to their case numbers, including 16 with double- or triple-digit increases.

The state says 8,411 patients’ cases are still active, meaning they haven’t been cleared from isolation. That’s 20.8% of cases, the same as yesterday. The percentage is up from 18% on July 8.

It took 14 days for Wisconsin to add 10,000 new cases. It took 26 days to rise from 10,000 to 20,000 cases and 28 days to rise from 20,000 to 30,000.

Sixty-three more COVID-19 patients were hospitalized since yesterday. There are now 331 patients in hospitals with 96 in intensive care units, 8 more than yesterday.

Deaths in Brown, Marathon and Milwaukee counties raised the death toll to 833. Walworth County’s death toll was revised from 19 to 18.

The death toll represents 2.1% of known cases, a metric which has held steady for two days. This is in part the result of a growing number of younger adults being infected, who are less likely to suffer severe effects of the coronavirus and require hospitalization but may be asymptomatic carriers of the virus.

Age group % of positive tests % of hospitalizations % of deaths
0-9 3 3
10-19 9 2
20-29 25 3 1
30-39 17 5 1
40-49 15 8 3
50-59 14 12 7
60-69 9 23 17
70-79 5 39 25
80-89 3 44 25
90+ 1 36 20

Wisconsin now has 83 public and private labs with a capacity of completing 24,162 tests per day.

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The state offers an online a tool that displays COVID-19 activity over the past 2 weeks for every county, including the number of cases per 100,000 residents and whether cases are on an upward, even, or downward trend. You can view it by clicking here.

County by county cases (counties listed in bold were reported to have new cases):

Wisconsin

  • Adams – 49 cases (+3) (2 deaths)
  • Ashland – 10 cases (+2)
  • Barron – 66 cases (+7) (1 death)
  • Bayfield – 12 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Brown – 3,407 cases (+14) (45 deaths) (+1)
  • Buffalo – 19 cases (2 deaths)
  • Burnett – 5 cases (1 death)
  • Calumet – 176 cases (+7) (2 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 151 cases
  • Clark – 130 cases (+2) (7 deaths)
  • Columbia – 141 cases (+10) (1 death)
  • Crawford – 46 cases
  • Dane – 3,365 cases (+64) (33 deaths)
  • Dodge – 557 cases (+13) (5 deaths)
  • Door – 70 cases (+4) (3 deaths)
  • Douglas – 66 cases
  • Dunn – 60 cases (+1)
  • Eau Claire – 371 cases (+5) (1 death)
  • Florence – 6 cases (+1)
  • Fond du Lac – 418 cases (+8) (6 deaths)
  • Forest – 49 cases (3 deaths)
  • Grant – 236 cases (+5) (14 deaths)
  • Green – 114 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Green Lake – 44 cases
  • Iowa – 47 cases
  • Iron – 24 cases (1 deaths)
  • Jackson – 36 cases (1 death)
  • Jefferson – 405 cases (+8) (4 deaths)
  • Juneau – 69 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Kenosha – 1,893 cases (+31) (47 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 86 cases (1 death)
  • La Crosse – 646 cases (+18)
  • Lafayette – 85 cases (+1)
  • Langlade – 11 cases (1 death)
  • Lincoln – 31 cases (+6)
  • Manitowoc – 180 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Marathon – 343 cases (+17) (2 deaths) (+1)
  • Marinette – 139 cases (+6) (3 deaths)
  • Marquette – 56 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Menominee – 10 cases (+1)
  • Milwaukee – 15,363 cases (+306) (404 deaths) (+1)
  • Monroe – 156 cases (+8) (1 death)
  • Oconto – 108 cases (+4)
  • Oneida – 40 cases (+1)
  • Outagamie – 750 cases (+22) (10 deaths)
  • Ozaukee – 360 cases (+15) (16 deaths)
  • Pepin – 19 cases
  • Pierce – 123 cases (+7)
  • Polk – 75 cases (2 deaths)
  • Portage – 266 cases (+3)
  • Price – 9 cases
  • Racine – 2,519 cases (+56) (66 deaths)
  • Richland – 18 cases (+1) (4 deaths)
  • Rock – 1,124 cases (+21) (24 deaths)
  • Rusk – 13 cases (1 death)
  • Sauk – 201 cases (+7) (3 deaths)
  • Sawyer – 17 cases (+2)
  • Shawano – 107 cases (+1)
  • Sheboygan – 368 cases (+28) (4 deaths)
  • St. Croix – 316 cases (+6) (2 deaths)
  • Taylor – 29 cases (+3)
  • Trempealeau – 219 cases (+6)
  • Vernon – 43 cases (+1)
  • Vilas – 18 cases (+1)
  • Walworth – 858 cases (+32) (18 deaths)
  • Washburn – 6 cases
  • Washington – 535 cases (+16) (19 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 2,022 cases (+72) (40 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 205 cases (+3) (13 deaths)
  • Waushara – 50 cases (+1)
  • Winnebago – 817 cases (+7) (14 deaths)
  • Wood – 124 cases (+4) (1 death)
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Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

  • Alger – 3 cases
  • Baraga – 5 cases
  • Chippewa – 19 cases
  • Delta – 34 cases (+6) (3 deaths)
  • Dickinson – 24 cases (+4) (2 deaths)
  • Gogebic – 20 cases (+5) (1 deaths)
  • Houghton – 26 cases (+1)
  • Iron – 8 cases (1 death)
  • Keweenaw – 2 cases
  • Luce – 3 cases
  • Mackinac – 9 cases
  • Marquette – 95 cases (+6) (11 deaths)
  • Menominee – 49 cases (+3)
  • Ontonagon – 1 case
  • Schoolcraft – 7 cases

Symptoms:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified these as possible symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Symptoms that require immediate medical attention include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to rouse
  • Bluish lips or face
  • The CDC says this is not an all-inclusive list. Consult a medical provider about any symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Prevention

  • The coronavirus is a new, or “novel,” virus. Nobody has a natural immunity to it. Children and teens seem to recover best from the virus. Older people and those with underlying health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease) are considered at high risk, according to the CDC. Precautions are also needed around people with developing or weakened immune systems.
  • To help prevent the spread of the virus:
  • Stay at least six feet away from other people
  • Avoid close contact with people who are or appear sick
  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Cancel events and avoid groups, gatherings, play dates and nonessential appointments
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask. At a minimum, use a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles)
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Lucas Chazarreta has become the new CEO of Japan Tobacco International (JTI) for the Portuguese market. The professional replaced Yannick Giraud as the head of a team of 46 professionals at the Japanese multinational corporation that produces the tobacco brands Winston and Camel.

Lucas Chazarreta, 42, born in Argentina, has been with JTI since 2004. He holds a business administration degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and a degree in marketing from Martin College in Australia, and attended the Swiss School of Rio de Janeiro in January.

Lucas Chanzarreta has over 15 years of experience at JTI, having come to Portugal from Mexico. Previously, he has served as General Manager of the JTI Americas Cluster (Argentina, Bolivia and Peru) and Director of Marketing and Trade Marketing for Brazil, Peru and Argentina.

“My mission is to drive sustainable growth in the organization’s profitability and market share, and to provide professional growth opportunities for my team members. JTI has a very successful track record in Portugal, being the fastest growing company in the sector for several consecutive years. This growth is based on a portfolio of world famous brands and a very well trained and professional team of employees,” Lucas Chazarret said in a statement.

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Portimonense beat Pacos de Ferreira to become Portuguese champion

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This Monday, Portimonense took their first win of the season at Portuguese Championship when visiting Pacos de Ferreira. The guests came out victorious, defeating the hosts with a score of 3:0.

Pacos de Ferreira takes on Estoril in the next round. The match will take place next Friday at 16:15 (Brazil time). With the defeat, the hosts continue without points and occupy the 15th position.

Portimonense finishes the second round of the Portuguese Championship in seventh position with three points. The team’s next match will be against Vitoria de Guimarães on Sunday at 16:30 at the Municipal Stadium of Portimão.

The first goal of the match was scored in the 31st minute. Iago Cariello shot on goal and fired into the right corner. Guests only increased their advantage in the final segment of the match, when in the 35th minute of the second half, Lukinha received at the entrance to the penalty area and hit hard.

The third and final goal of the game was scored four minutes later, in the 39th minute: Everton got a free kick in the penalty area and hit the net.

Check out the results of this Monday in the championship of Portugal:

nautical 1 x 2 Chavez
Aroca 1 x 0 Gil Vicente

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if you are studying Brazilian Portuguese more likely than European Portuguese, you might be wondering which exam you can work on. Most people are familiar with the Portuguese CAPLE system, which corresponds to the A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 format of the European CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) standard.

Although there are many crossovers between European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese and they are essentially the same language, many people choose to focus on Brazilian Portuguese rather than European Portuguese. In most cases, if you’re planning to live in Portugal, you should probably focus on European Portuguese, as that’s what you’ll be in the most contact with. However, there are several reasons why you might decide that Brazilian Portuguese is the right choice for you.

The first and main reason if you are planning to move to Brazil is mainly for work or study. CELPE-Bras is the only language proficiency test recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education that may be required for a position or vacancy at a Brazilian university. Another reason could be that you don’t spend much time in Portugal and speak more Brazilians than Portuguese.

CELPE-Bras exam levels: Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced and Upper Advanced. They roughly correspond to B1, B2, C1 and C2. Once you have decided which level you want to test at (eg B2), the next step is to find a course that will take you to that level. Portuguese Pod101 e Portuguese semantics both offer content at this level, for example.

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It is recommended to sign up for the test in advance or at least set a date for the test. You should also read about what the test includes, which is a 20 minute oral component and a 3 hour written component based on the texts you read and the video and audio you listen to.

Some people are tempted by Brazilian Portuguese as it seems to be easier than European Portuguese, but that is not a good reason to learn it instead of Portuguese Portuguese. In addition, if you plan to apply for citizenship in Portugal – for example, if you qualify after five years of residence in Portugal – you will need to submit Portuguese level A2, which is actually a level below the easiest level you can get through in CELPE-Bras: Intermediate.

If you are interested in Brazilian Portuguese but want to learn Portuguese as a world language, there is a book dedicated to this: Meeting point: Portuguese as a world language. You can also find Brazilian and Portuguese teachers on websites like Italki which can help you practice your conversation and correct it when you confuse the two. However, in general, most courses focus on one or the other, so you need to figure out how to learn and support both.

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