Jeramey Jannene
Daily

3,341 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin

ICU bed availability drops

By - Apr 12th, 2020 03:54 pm
Get a daily rundown of the top stories on Urban Milwaukee
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported the smallest number of new cases of COVID-19 and tests processed since March 30th on Sunday afternoon.

The state’s confirmed case count has grown to 3,341, an increase of 128 over Saturday’s total. The number of Wisconsin residents with tests processed over the past 24 hours was 1,364.

On Friday, DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm said 20 labs across the state had the ability to process 3,756 tests, but the number of new tests processed each of the past three days has gone down.

It could be a sign that the virus outbreak is getting under control. “The total number of outpatient visits, for whatever reason, are down in the state,” said Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer at the DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases. “The number of respiratory visits to outpatient clinics are also down, so it’s certainly possible that there is not a lot of tests needing to be done that are going undone.”

It’s also possible that doctor’s haven’t expanded testing under the state’s new guidance. “If they think COVID-19 might be the diagnosis, they can feel free to order the test,” said Westergaard.

The death total from the disease has grown to 144, with seven deaths confirmed in the past 24 hours. According to state data, 88 of those deaths have been in Milwaukee County. The county has 179.2 cases per 100,000 residents, the highest rate in the state by over 75 cases per 100,000 residents.

A total of 35,916 people have tested negative for the disease.

The cumulative hospitalization rate is 29 percent, with 974 hospitalizations throughout the outbreak.

The number of intensive care unit beds did drop significantly day-over-day according to data from the Wisconsin Hospital Association. There are now 352 available ICU beds, down from 471 yesterday. That’s the lowest number reported since the data became public last week.

Charts and Maps

Wisconsin COVID-19 summary

Status Number (%) of People as of 4/12/2020
Negative Test Result 35,916
Positive Test Result 3,341
Hospitalizations 974 (29%)
Deaths 144

Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status

Hospitilization status Number of confirmed cases as of 4/12/2020 Percent of confirmed cases as of 4/12/2020
Ever hospitalized 974 29%
Never hospitalized 1,735 52%
Unknown 632 19%
Total 3,341 100%

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race

Race Number of cases as of 4/12/2020 Percent of cases as of 4/12/2020 Number of deaths as of 4/12/2020 Percent of deaths as of 4/12/2020
American Indian 28 1% 1 1%
Asian or Pacific Islander 81 2% 4 3%
Black 857 26% 61 42%
White 1,680 50% 77 53%
Multiple or Other races 74 2% 0 0%
Unknown 621 19% 1 1%
Total 3,341 100% 144 100%

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity

Ethnicity Number of cases as of 4/12/2020 Percent of cases as of 4/12/2020 Number of deaths as of 4/12/2020 Percent of deaths as of 4/12/2020
Hispanic or Latino 361 11% 4 3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,262 68% 138 96%
Unknown 718 21% 2 1%
Total 3,341 100% 144 100%

Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender

Gender Confirmed Cases as of 4/12/2020 Deaths as of 4/12/2020
Female 53% 40%
Male 47% 60%
Total Number 3,341 144

Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group

Age Group (Years) Cases as of 4/12/2020 Ever hospitalized as of 4/12/2020 Any Intensive Care as of 4/12/2020 Deaths as of 4/12/2020
<10 14 4 0 0
10-19 40 3 0 0
20-29 372 27 3 0
30-39 465 64 14 3
40-49 539 102 23 4
50-59 656 177 48 15
60-69 605 230 76 25
70-79 384 204 61 45
80-89 200 131 29 33
90+ 66 32 7 19
Total 3,341 974 261 144

Results by county

Wisconsin County Positive as of 4/12/2020 Negative as of 4/12/2020 Deaths as of 4/12/2020 Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 4/12/2020 Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 4/12/2020
Adams 2 87 0 10.0 0%
Ashland 2 58 0 12.7 0%
Barron 6 433 0 13.3 0%
Bayfield 3 89 0 20.0 0%
Brown 68 790 1 26.2 1%
Buffalo 3 113 1 22.8 33%
Burnett 0 48 0 0.0 0%
Calumet 4 183 0 8.0 0%
Chippewa 20 590 0 31.4 0%
Clark 8 102 0 23.2 0%
Columbia 24 462 1 42.1 4%
Crawford 3 127 0 18.4 0%
Dane 334 5,705 12 63.0 4%
Dodge 19 517 0 21.6 0%
Door 9 96 0 32.8 0%
Douglas 7 277 0 16.1 0%
Dunn 9 562 0 20.2 0%
Eau Claire 21 1,142 0 20.4 0%
Florence 2 6 0 46.1 0%
Fond du Lac 54 831 2 52.8 4%
Forest 0 32 0 0.0 0%
Grant 6 244 1 11.6 17%
Green 9 188 0 24.4 0%
Green Lake 0 90 0 0.0 0%
Iowa 5 147 0 21.2 0%
Iron 2 18 1 35.0 50%
Jackson 10 128 0 48.8 0%
Jefferson 23 486 0 27.2 0%
Juneau 6 198 0 22.7 0%
Kenosha 173 1,147 2 102.8 1%
Kewaunee 3 60 0 14.7 0%
La Crosse 25 1,108 0 21.2 0%
Lafayette 3 53 0 17.9 0%
Langlade 0 53 0 0.0 0%
Lincoln 0 109 0 0.0 0%
Manitowoc 3 169 0 3.8 0%
Marathon 13 386 1 9.6 8%
Marinette 3 134 0 7.4 0%
Marquette 2 98 0 13.2 0%
Menominee 1 8 0 21.8 0%
Milwaukee 1,710 7,325 88 179.2 5%
Monroe 8 412 0 17.6 0%
Oconto 3 136 0 8.0 0%
Oneida 6 170 0 17.0 0%
Outagamie 29 589 2 15.7 7%
Ozaukee 72 546 9 81.6 13%
Pepin 0 74 0 0.0 0%
Pierce 7 244 0 16.8 0%
Polk 3 133 0 6.9 0%
Portage 4 178 0 5.7 0%
Price 1 41 0 7.4 0%
Racine 117 934 4 59.9 3%
Richland 5 151 0 28.5 0%
Rock 56 993 3 34.6 5%
Rusk 3 68 0 21.2 0%
Sauk 26 413 2 40.9 8%
Sawyer 1 131 0 6.1 0%
Shawano 5 159 0 12.2 0%
Sheboygan 34 541 2 29.5 6%
St. Croix 9 252 0 10.2 0%
Taylor 0 60 0 0.0 0%
Trempealeau 1 269 0 3.4 0%
Vernon 0 204 0 0.0 0%
Vilas 4 74 0 18.5 0%
Walworth 37 386 0 35.9 0%
Washburn 0 92 0 0.0 0%
Washington 71 990 3 52.8 4%
Waukesha 209 2,116 7 52.4 3%
Waupaca 4 189 1 7.8 25%
Waushara 2 72 0 8.3 0%
Winnebago 27 637 1 15.9 4%
Wood 2 263 0 2.7 0%
Total 3,341 35,916 144 57.8 4%

If you think stories like this are important, become a member of Urban Milwaukee and help support real, independent journalism. Plus you get some cool added benefits, all detailed here.

More about the Coronavirus Pandemic

Categories: Health

2 thoughts on “Daily: 3,341 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin”

  1. Gordon Skare says:

    Considering Milwaukee county’s number of COVID cases, its a too bad we hear nothing from any media outlet about our local hospitals and their ICU bed count usage or PPE status, or anything else for that matter locally.
    Is this information unavailable?

  2. Jeramey Jannene says:

    @Gordon – You can read about that and see it on a 24-hour basis in a WHA dashboard, but it doesn’t go down to county-level data. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2020/04/09/see-wisconsins-hospital-usage-with-new-dashboard/

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us