State Reports 154 New COVID-19 Cases
New positive case total is just below April daily average.
Newly released data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows that 1,751 COVID-19 tests were processed in the last 24 hours.
From those tests, 154 new people tested positive, bringing the statewide total to 4,199 over the length of the outbreak.
The 154 new cases reported is just below the average of 158 new daily cases reported throughout April. In the last 24 hours, 8.79 percent of tests processed came back positive, down from the average April average of 9.76 percent. DHS reports that 43,962 Wisconsin residents have now tested negative for the year, including people with suspected cases, those needing medical care for unrelated issues and others with known exposure to positive cases.
The death toll from the disease has grown to 211 people, including 122 people in Milwaukee County. DHS reported six new confirmed deaths from the disease (the individuals did not necessarily die in the last 24 hours), the lowest total since April 3rd.
Milwaukee County continues to be the county with the most cases in an absolute and per capita number. On Sunday we reported that Milwaukee County had 179.2 cases per 100,000 residents. That number has risen to 216.4 in the latest data release. Kenosha County is the only other county above 100 with 140.2 cases per 100,000 residents.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association reports that there are 1,240 ventilators in the state, a number that has not increased since it was first reported. A total of 306 are reported to be in use for any reason, the lowest total reported since WHA launched its dashboard on April 9th. The number of intensive care unit beds available across Wisconsin fell to 423, below the average of 458.7 percent.
Maps and Charts
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 4/18/2020|
|Negative Test Results||43,962|
|Positive Test Results||4,199|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitilization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 4/18/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 4/18/2020|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
|Race||Number of cases as of 4/18/2020||Percent of cases as of 4/18/2020||Number of deaths as of 4/18/2020||Percent of deaths as of 4/18/2020|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||115||3%||5||2%|
|Multiple or Other races||143||3%||0||0%|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
|Ethnicity||Number of cases as of 4/18/2020||Percent of cases as of 4/18/2020||Number of deaths as of 4/18/2020||Percent of deaths as of 4/18/2020|
|Hispanic or Latino||595||14%||11||5%|
|Not Hispanic or Latino||2,767||66%||196||93%|
Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
|Gender||Confirmed Cases as of 4/18/2020||Deaths as of 4/18/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 4/18/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 4/18/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 4/18/2020||Deaths as of 4/18/2020|
Results by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 4/18/2020||Negative as of 4/18/2020||Deaths as of 4/18/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 4/18/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 4/18/2020|
|Fond du Lac||62||1,007||3||60.6||5%|
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