Positive Test Rate Falls to Lowest Percentage in 20 Days
State reports highest testing total ever reported on a Monday.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported a positive COVID-19 test rate of 7.57 percent over the past 24 hours on Monday afternoon, 22 percent below the April average of 9.72 percent and the lowest percent reported since April 7th (6.65 percent).
The state is monitoring the positive test rate as one of six key criteria to implementing the Badger Bounce Back plan.
The total number of tests reported on Monday afternoon has often lagged the rest of the week, but the 2,246 tests processed in the past 24 hours would have been a single-day record if not for the last three days. An average of 1,802 tests per day have been processed in April, but that number surged to 2,721 over the past four days.
The state reported a daily testing capacity of 10,992 tests across 49 labs as of Monday morning.
A total of 170 new confirmed cases were reported, bringing the total to 6,081 over the length of the outbreak.
The death toll from the virus continues to move higher, but the growth in confirmed deaths does not directly correlate to the daily testing report. The state reported 281 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon, with nine new deaths in the past 24 hours. DHS reports that 167 of the deaths have occurred in Milwaukee County.
Brown County continues to be the county with the greatest percentage of its residents testing positive and the gap between it and other counties is growing. The county, which is anchored by Green Bay, now has 328.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 298.7 yesterday). Milwaukee County has 280.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 275.5). On April 16th, Brown County had only 53.5 cases per 100,000 residents while Milwaukee was at 204. Only two residents of Brown County have died from the disease.
Kenosha County has the third-highest rate at 202 cases per 100,000 residents. Racine (139.7), Rock (101.4) and Walworth (134) are the only other counties with over 100 cases per 100,000 residents, but the statewide average has risen to 105.2. Six of the state’s 72 counties still do not have a confirmed case.
The figures have been boosted over the past week by an overall increase in testing as well as outbreaks at food plants across the state and testing all of the inmates at the Milwaukee County House of Correction.
The cumulative hospitalization rate for those with confirmed cases has fallen to 23 percent (1,415 people) over the length of the outbreak after peaking at 30 percent, but the state does not have hospitalization data in 20 percent of cases (1,208 cases).
There are currently 930 ventilator and 449 intensive care unit beds available across the state according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. Since the data became publicly available on April 10th, WHA has reported an average of 915 ventilators and 452 ventilators as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 4/27/2020|
|Negative Test Results||61,311|
|Positive Test Results||6,081|
Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
|Gender||Confirmed Cases as of 4/27/2020||Deaths as of 4/27/2020|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
|Race||Number of cases as of 4/27/2020||Percent of cases as of 4/27/2020||Number of deaths as of 4/27/2020||Percent of deaths as of 4/27/2020|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||185||3%||5||2%|
|Multiple or Other races||444||7%||2||1%|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
|Ethnicity||Number of cases as of 4/27/2020||Percent of cases as of 4/27/2020||Number of deaths as of 4/27/2020||Percent of deaths as of 4/27/2020|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,417||23%||17||6%|
|Not Hispanic or Latino||3,805||63%||255||91%|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitilization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 4/27/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 4/27/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 4/27/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 4/27/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 4/27/2020||Deaths as of 4/27/2020|
Number of positive cases and deaths by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 4/27/2020||Negative as of 4/27/2020||Deaths as of 4/27/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 4/27/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 4/27/2020|
|Fond du Lac||69||1,267||3||67.4||4%|
-Data from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
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