Number of COVID-19 Tests Falls to Three-Week Low as Death Toll Grows
Easter aberration or decline in test demand?
Only 940 Wisconsin residents were tested for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the lowest total since March 23rd according to newly released Wisconsin Department of Health Services data.
While the data could reflect a one-day aberration related to the Easter holiday, the number of tests administered has trended downward over the past four days. DHS officials reported Friday that the state had the capacity to process 3,576 tests a day and that guidance on who should be tested was expanded to include anyone suspected to have the disease and for which a diagnosis would be beneficial.
The percentage of tests that came back positive over the past 24 hours was 9.26 percent. The state has reported an average rate of 9.76 percent in April.
A total of 3,428 people have tested positive for the disease in Wisconsin, a one-day increase of 87 people. The number of Wisconsin residents testing negative rose to 36,769.
Throughout the duration of the outbreak 993 people have required hospitalization (29 percent). The percentage has held steady over the past week, but does not reflect mild cases where no test was administered.
DHS reported 10 new confirmed deaths from the disease Monday, bringing the statewide total to 154. Ninety-four of the deaths have been in Milwaukee County. Milwaukee and Kenosha counties are the only counties with over 100 cases per 100,000 residents, but Milwaukee far outpaces Kenosha at 182.7 cases per 100,000 residents compared to 108.1.
A total of 498 intensive care unit beds are available across the state, up from 352 reported Sunday. It’s the highest reported total since the Wisconsin Hospital Association launched its dashboard last week.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 4/13/2020|
|Negative Test Result||36,769|
|Positive Test Result||3,428|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitilization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 4/13/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 4/13/2020|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
|Race||Number of cases as of 4/13/2020||Percent of cases as of 4/13/2020||Number of deaths as of 4/13/2020||Percent of deaths as of 4/13/2020|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||85||2%||4||3%|
|Multiple or Other races||77||2%||0||0%|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
|Ethnicity||Number of cases as of 4/13/2020||Percent of cases as of 4/13/2020||Number of deaths as of 4/13/2020||Percent of deaths as of 4/13/2020|
|Hispanic or Latino||371||11%||7||5%|
|Not Hispanic or Latino||2,307||67%||145||94%|
Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
|Gender||Confirmed Cases as of 4/13/2020||Deaths as of 4/13/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 4/13/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 4/13/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 4/13/2020||Deaths as of 4/13/2020|
Results by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 4/13/2020||Negative as of 4/13/2020||Deaths as of 4/13/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 4/13/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 4/13/2020|
|Fond du Lac||57||846||2||55.7||4%|
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