State Sets New Record, 6,469 Tests In 24 Hours
But percentage of tests coming back positive doesn't drop.
The number of COVID-19 tests processed in Wisconsin continues to trend higher. A total of 6,469 tests were processed in the past 24 hours according to data released Friday afternoon by the Department of Health Services, besting yesterday’s record high of 5,860.
But as testing has increased over the past week, the percentage of tests coming back positive has held steady. Friday’s figure of 6.34 percent was above the seven-day average of 6.25 percent. The 14-day average is 7.23 percent.
A total of 410 Wisconsin residents were newly confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the second time the state has exceeded 400 in a single day (460 on May 1st). A total 11,685 Wisconsin residents have tested positive for the disease over the length of the outbreak with 53 percent reporting as having recorded documentation of having recovered or having been diagnosed over 30 days ago.
The death toll from the virus has reached 445, with 11 newly-confirmed deaths in the past 24 hours. Four percent of people with confirmed cases have died from the disease.
Milwaukee County is the site of 4,535 of the 11,685 confirmed cases and 249 of the 445 deaths according to state data.
Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 783 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 769.5 yesterday). Milwaukee County has 475.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 459.8). On April 16th, Brown County had only 53.5 cases per 100,000 residents while Milwaukee had 204. Brown County now has 21 confirmed deaths and 2,034 confirmed cases.
Racine County has the third-highest rate (470.8), passing Kenosha County in the past 24 hours (463.4). Walworth (261.1), Rock (251), Kewaunee (147.3), Grant (138.9), Ozaukee (134.1), Sauk (119.5), Crawford (122.8), Fond du Lac (116.3), Waukesha (113.8), Calumet (110.4), Green (105.8) and Door (105.7) are the only other counties with more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents has risen to 202.2 (up from 195.1).
There are currently 931 ventilators and 369 intensive care unit (ICU) 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 926 ventilators and 429 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 5/15/2020|
|Negative Test Results||128,657|
|Positive Test Results||11,685|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 5/15/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 5/15/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 5/15/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 5/15/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 5/15/2020||Deaths as of 5/15/2020|
Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
|Gender||Confirmed Cases as of 5/15/2020||Deaths as of 5/15/2020|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
|Race||Number of cases as of 5/15/2020||Percent of cases as of 5/15/2020||Number of deaths as of 5/15/2020||Percent of deaths as of 5/15/2020|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||430||4%||9||2%|
|Multiple or Other races||1,236||11%||3||1%|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
|Ethnicity||Number of cases as of 5/15/2020||Percent of cases as of 5/15/2020||Number of deaths as of 5/15/2020||Percent of deaths as of 5/15/2020|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,624||31%||33||7%|
|Not Hispanic or Latino||6,801||58%||403||91%|
Number of positive cases and deaths by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 5/15/2020||Negative as of 5/15/2020||Deaths as of 5/15/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 5/15/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 5/15/2020|
|Fond du Lac||119||2,387||3||116.3||3%|
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