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Here are the coronavirus statistics and headlines for Sheboygan County and Wisconsin for the week of Monday, Oct. 5, through Friday, Oct. 9.

This week's statistics:

Sheboygan County

Change in total confirmed cases: 342 cases from Monday (2,369) to Friday (2,711)

Change in active cases: 69 cases from Monday (295) to Friday (364)

Change in recovered cases: 148 cases from Monday (1,547) to Friday (1,695)

Change in deaths:   death from Monday (19) to Friday (20)

Change in negative tests reported: 1,908 tests from Monday (40,971) to Friday (42,879)

Wisconsin

Change in total confirmed cases: 10,459 cases from Monday (134,359) to Friday (144,818)

Change in deaths: 41 deaths from Monday (1,399) to Friday (1,440)

This week's headlines

• On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a statewide order to limit public gatherings to no more than 25% capacity. This includes restaurants, stores and other businesses that allow public entry, as well as spaces with ticketed events. The order took effect Thursday, Oct. 8.

• On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Sheboygan topped the New York Times list of where new cases are increasing the quickest. Citing that news, Sheboygan County public health officials and other county response leaders issued a public health emergency COVID-19 alert. The alert is not an authoritative order, but rather an ask by officials to take the necessary steps to stop the spread.

• On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Evers announced Wisconsin State Fair Park will serve as an Alternate Care Facility due to increased COVID-19 hospitalizations. Patients will be accepted beginning in the next week.

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