Jeramey Jannene
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New Data Shows Steady COVID-19 Growth, Nine More Confirmed Deaths

Number of people tested, percentage testing positive and other figures remain consistent throughout April.

By - Apr 19th, 2020 02:59 pm
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COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The number of COVID-19 tests processed every day in Wisconsin continues to be nearly flat.

Data from daily Wisconsin Department of Health Services outbreak updates indicates that Wisconsin labs have processed a combined average of 1,629 tests per day in April. That includes 1,508 tests reported over the last 24 hours according to figures released Sunday afternoon.

State officials have asked for physicians to order more tests as testing capacity has grown, reaching a capacity of over 7,500 potential tests per day on Thursday. But the number of tests processed in a day has never been higher than 2,242 since April 1st. “Consistent with the national guidelines, clinicians can test anyone that would benefit from knowing,” said Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer at the DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases, on April 6th. He’s reiterated in multiple press briefings since that the testing capacity continues to allow for more suspected cases to be tested.

The number of people testing positive also remains flat, with an average of 158 new cases per day in April and 147 new cases reported Sunday. A total of 4,346 people have tested positive since the outbreak started, but the number undercounts those that had mild symptoms and were never tested.

The death toll from the disease continues to grow, reaching 220 on Sunday. An additional nine deaths were confirmed in the past 24 hours, but the individuals could have passed away prior.

The outbreak continues to be centered around Milwaukee and particularly the city’s African American community. Statewide, 36 percent of those that died have been black, while only 6.7 percent of Wisconsin residents are black. A total of 2,150 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for the disease and state figures report that 125 people have perished from the disease.

Statewide, 426 intensive care units remain available, below the 455.7 average since the Wisconsin Hospital Association started reporting the data on April 9th. A total of 304 ventilators are in use for any purpose from the state’s supply of 1,240, that’s below the average of 340.

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Wisconsin COVID-19 summary

Status Number (%) of People as of 4/19/2020
Negative Test Results 45,323
Positive Test Results 4,346
Hospitalizations 1,190 (27%)
Deaths 220

Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender

Gender Confirmed Cases as of 4/19/2020 Deaths as of 4/19/2020
Female 54% 41%
Male 46% 59%
Total Number 4,346 220

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race

Race Number of cases as of 4/19/2020 Percent of cases as of 4/19/2020 Number of deaths as of 4/19/2020 Percent of deaths as of 4/19/2020
American Indian 37 1% 2 1%
Asian or Pacific Islander 116 3% 5 2%
Black 1,025 24% 80 36%
White 2,214 51% 132 60%
Multiple or Other races 145 3% 0 0%
Unknown 809 19% 1 0%
Total 4,346 100% 220 100%

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity

Ethnicity Number of cases as of 4/19/2020 Percent of cases as of 4/19/2020 Number of deaths as of 4/19/2020 Percent of deaths as of 4/19/2020
Hispanic or Latino 628 14% 11 5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,819 65% 207 94%
Unknown 899 21% 2 1%
Total 4,346 100% 220 100%

Number of positive cases and deaths by county

Wisconsin County Positive as of 4/19/2020 Negative as of 4/19/2020 Deaths as of 4/19/2020 Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 4/19/2020 Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 4/19/2020
Adams 4 109 1 19.9 25%
Ashland 2 74 0 12.7 0%
Barron 6 555 0 13.3 0%
Bayfield 3 104 1 20.0 33%
Brown 215 1,195 1 82.8 0%
Buffalo 4 132 1 30.4 25%
Burnett 0 63 0 0.0 0%
Calumet 6 239 0 12.0 0%
Chippewa 20 717 0 31.4 0%
Clark 16 136 0 46.4 0%
Columbia 27 559 1 47.4 4%
Crawford 3 154 0 18.4 0%
Dane 361 6,757 19 68.1 5%
Dodge 19 627 1 21.6 5%
Door 9 105 1 32.8 11%
Douglas 8 382 0 18.4 0%
Dunn 9 682 0 20.2 0%
Eau Claire 22 1,412 0 21.4 0%
Florence 2 12 0 46.1 0%
Fond du Lac 62 1,007 3 60.6 5%
Forest 0 36 0 0.0 0%
Grant 18 364 2 34.7 11%
Green 9 234 0 24.4 0%
Green Lake 1 124 0 5.3 0%
Iowa 6 188 0 25.4 0%
Iron 2 26 1 35.0 50%
Jackson 12 176 1 58.5 8%
Jefferson 32 608 0 37.8 0%
Juneau 10 240 1 37.9 10%
Kenosha 248 1,447 5 147.3 2%
Kewaunee 8 82 1 39.3 13%
La Crosse 25 1,497 0 21.2 0%
Lafayette 3 70 0 17.9 0%
Langlade 0 70 0 0.0 0%
Lincoln 0 132 0 0.0 0%
Manitowoc 6 216 0 7.6 0%
Marathon 17 480 1 12.6 6%
Marinette 5 202 1 12.3 20%
Marquette 3 119 1 19.7 33%
Menominee 1 12 0 21.8 0%
Milwaukee 2,150 9,215 125 225.3 6%
Monroe 13 531 0 28.6 0%
Oconto 4 194 0 10.7 0%
Oneida 6 218 0 17.0 0%
Outagamie 35 844 2 18.9 6%
Ozaukee 79 663 9 89.5 11%
Pepin 0 87 0 0.0 0%
Pierce 7 301 0 16.8 0%
Polk 4 178 0 9.2 0%
Portage 4 218 0 5.7 0%
Price 1 49 0 7.4 0%
Racine 168 1,315 9 86.0 5%
Richland 8 189 1 45.6 13%
Rock 74 1,210 4 45.7 5%
Rusk 4 89 0 28.2 0%
Sauk 33 533 3 51.9 9%
Sawyer 2 195 0 12.2 0%
Shawano 6 233 0 14.6 0%
Sheboygan 40 629 2 34.7 5%
St. Croix 11 315 0 12.5 0%
Taylor 0 71 0 0.0 0%
Trempealeau 1 353 0 3.4 0%
Vernon 0 277 0 0.0 0%
Vilas 4 91 0 18.5 0%
Walworth 89 520 6 86.4 7%
Washburn 1 118 0 6.4 0%
Washington 84 1,237 3 62.4 4%
Waukesha 265 2,613 11 66.4 4%
Waupaca 4 265 1 7.8 25%
Waushara 2 97 0 8.3 0%
Winnebago 41 816 1 24.1 2%
Wood 2 315 0 2.7 0%
Total 4,346 45,323 220 75.2 5%

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3 thoughts on “Daily: New Data Shows Steady COVID-19 Growth, Nine More Confirmed Deaths”

  1. Kevin Bereswill says:

    Hey Jeramey,

    Do you think you could rephrase the last paragraph in future versions of this?

    “Statewide, 426 intensive care units remain available, below the 455.7 average since the Wisconsin Hospital Association started reporting the data on April 9th. A total of 304 ventilators are in use for any purpose from the state’s supply of 1,240, that’s below the average of 340.”

    In the first sentence, a higher number than the average is ‘better’. In the second sentence sentence, a lower number than the average is ‘better’.

  2. Thomas Sepllman says:

    Actually to begin to get some stories about where folks are getting the virus might be helpful ie “I have no clue” would indicate that it is community spread and that is what is dangerous ie Walworth County had 40 and now has 89 what is going on?? Even the occupation of the folks getting the virus would be useful as well. Give us a feel where we might be safer and where to avoid for starters. This would be helpful for starters. Thanks Peace

  3. Jeramey Jannene says:

    @Thomas – There was an outbreak related to a food processing plant in Darien (Walworth County).

    DHS officials have said previously they believe community spread is occurring in every county that has confirmed cases of the virus.

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