Wisconsin Reports 2,267 COVID-19 Cases, 624 Hospitalizations
Death total has risen to 68. 1,148 cases in Milwaukee County.
Figures released Sunday afternoon by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services show the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in the state.
The state has now confirmed 2,267 cases of COVID-19 through testing, including 1,148 in Milwaukee County. The 155-case increase represents 10.58 percent of all people tested in the past 24 hours. The number of Wisconsin residents with processed tests in the last reporting cycle was 1,465, the lowest total since Monday.
Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the department’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases, said Friday during a press briefing that the approximately 40 public and private testing labs currently have the capacity to test double the number of cases that are being submitted. DHS has reported an average of 1,727 test results processed over each of the past six days. He said testing would continue to be available for those that satisfy the criteria laid out in state testing guidelines, including those requiring hospitalization and healthcare workers.
Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik said Friday afternoon that she is expecting new guidance from the state on who should be tested.
The number of Wisconsin residents testing negative throughout the outbreak has risen to 25,169.
Hospitalizations have been required in 624 cases (28 percent). The figure is a cumulative total and not a measure of active hospitalizations.
The state is now reporting 68 confirmed deaths from the virus, including 34 in Milwaukee County alone. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner‘s open data portal is showing 43 cases currently, including four that are suspected, but not confirmed.
A total of 57 of the 72 Wisconsin counties now have confirmed cases.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 4/5/2020|
|Negative Test Result||25,169|
|Positive Test Result||2,267|
Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
|Gender||Confirmed Cases as of 4/5/2020||Deaths as of 4/5/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 4/5/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 4/5/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 4/5/2020||Deaths as of 4/5/2020|
Number of positive results by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 4/5/2020||Negative as of 4/5/2020||Deaths as of 4/5/2020|
|Fond du Lac||43||559||2|
*At the time of publication the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s data portal showed 43 COVID-19 related deaths.
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