Wisconsin Sets New High With 502 New COVID-19 Cases
Both Racine and Brown counties have more cases per capita than Milwaukee does.
According to data released Saturday by the state Department of Health Services, 502 Wisconsin residents were newly diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest one-day total since the outbreak started.
The data comes as the percentage of tests coming back positive jumped to 8.30 percent, above the seven-day average of 6.51 percent and 14-day average of 7.17 percent.
A total of 6,051 tests were processed in the past 24 hours, the second-highest total on record. The high was set yesterday with 6,469. Across the state, 52 labs have a combined daily processing capacity of 13,392.
Since the outbreak started, 12,187 Wisconsin residents have tested positive for COVID-19 with 2,018 requiring hospitalization.
The death toll from the virus has reached 453, with eight 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 4,759 of the 12,187 confirmed cases and 252 of the 445 deaths according to state data.
And while the per-capita caseload in Milwaukee County has begun to close the gap with Brown County, Racine County has shot ahead of Milwaukee.
Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 796.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 783 yesterday). Milwaukee County has 498.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 475.3). On April 16th, Brown County had only 53.5 cases per 100,000 residents while Milwaukee had 204. Brown County now has 22 confirmed deaths and 2,070 confirmed cases.
Racine County now has 513.8 cases per 100,000 residents, up from 470.8 yesterday. Kenosha County (487.1) has the fourth greatest per capita outbreak.
Walworth (268.9), Rock (260.9), Kewaunee (147.3), Grant (138.9), Ozaukee (135.9), Crawford (135.1), Fond du Lac (121.2), Sauk (121.1), Door (120), Waukesha (117.1), Calumet (112.4), Green (111.2), Dodge (106) and Washington (104.1) 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 210.9 (up from 202.2).
There are currently 935 ventilators and 335 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 427 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 5/16/2020|
|Negative Test Results||134,206|
|Positive Test Results||12,187|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 5/16/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 5/16/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 5/16/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 5/16/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 5/16/2020||Deaths as of 5/16/2020|
Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
|Gender||Confirmed Cases as of 5/16/2020||Deaths as of 5/16/2020|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
|Race||Number of cases as of 5/16/2020||Percent of cases as of 5/16/2020||Number of deaths as of 5/16/2020||Percent of deaths as of 5/16/2020|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||452||4%||9||2%|
|Multiple or Other races||1,286||11%||3||1%|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
|Ethnicity||Number of cases as of 5/16/2020||Percent of cases as of 5/16/2020||Number of deaths as of 5/16/2020||Percent of deaths as of 5/16/2020|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,766||31%||34||8%|
|Not Hispanic or Latino||7,072||58%||411||91%|
Number of positive cases and deaths by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 5/16/2020||Negative as of 5/16/2020||Deaths as of 5/16/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 5/16/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 5/16/2020|
|Fond du Lac||124||2,554||3||121.2||2%|
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