Jeramey Jannene
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507 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19

Positive test percentage goes above 14-day average, 481 newly confirmed cases.

By - May 23rd, 2020 03:35 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

Over 500 Wisconsin residents have died from COVID-19 according to data released Saturday by the Department of Health Services.

The death toll has reached 507 with 11 newly-confirmed deaths in the past 24 hours. The state total includes only individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 and dying from complications of the disease as certified by a medical examiner. Milwaukee County has been the site of 276 of the deaths.

DHS reported 33 people were newly-hospitalized with the disease in the past 24 hours. Across the state 388 people are hospitalized with the disease, down from 416 yesterday but up 27 over the past week.

A total of 481 people were newly confirmed to have the disease in the past 24 hours, the fourth-highest single-day total since the outbreak started. Across the state 14,877 residents have tested positive for the disease. DHS reports 58 percent have recovered, defined by a positive test over 30 days ago or a record of symptom abatement.

Wisconsin recorded its third-highest single-day test processing total over the past 24 hours with 7,017 tests.

DHS reported 6.77 percent of newly-processed tests came back positive, above the seven-day average of 5.63 percent and 14-day average of 5.99 percent. Public health officials are looking for the figure to trend downward as the number of people tested increases and as a potential marker that the spread of the disease is slowing.

Milwaukee County is the site of 5,987 of the 14,877 confirmed cases according to state data.

Both Brown and Racine counties continue to have greater per capita outbreaks than Milwaukee.

Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 861.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 848.4 yesterday). Racine County has 670.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 649.4). Milwaukee County has 627.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 601).

Kenosha (584), Walworth (329.1), Rock (327), Dodge (169.8), Kewaunee (162.1), Grant (156.3), Fond du Lac (154.4), Crawford (153.5) and Ozaukee (151.8) are the only other counties with more than 150 cases per 100,000 presidents.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents has risen to 257.5 (up from 249.1).

There are currently 967 ventilators and 451 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 932 ventilators and 423 ICU beds as available.

Charts and Maps

Wisconsin COVID-19 summary

Status Number (%) of People as of 5/23/2020
Negative Test Results 179,329
Positive Test Results 14,877
Hospitalizations 2,292 (15%)
Deaths 507

Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status

Hospitalization status Number of confirmed cases as of 5/23/2020 Percent of confirmed cases as of 5/23/2020
Ever hospitalized 2,292 15%
Never hospitalized 8,473 57%
Unknown 4,112 28%
Total 14,877 100%

Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group

Age Group (Years) Cases as of 5/23/2020 Ever hospitalized as of 5/23/2020 Any Intensive Care as of 5/23/2020 Deaths as of 5/23/2020
<10 314 13 1 0
10-19 830 26 2 0
20-29 2,532 108 18 4
30-39 2,661 166 27 7
40-49 2,532 265 63 14
50-59 2,390 395 99 44
60-69 1,733 497 152 83
70-79 953 430 105 137
80-89 629 287 54 124
90+ 303 105 21 94
Total 14,877 2,292 542 507

Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender

Gender Confirmed Cases as of 5/23/2020 Deaths as of 5/23/2020
Female 51% 43%
Male 49% 57%
Unknown 0% 0%
Total Number 14,877 507

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race

Race Number of cases as of 5/23/2020 Percent of cases as of 5/23/2020 Number of deaths as of 5/23/2020 Percent of deaths as of 5/23/2020
American Indian 169 1% 8 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 560 4% 13 3%
Black 2,949 20% 139 27%
White 7,888 53% 337 66%
Multiple or Other races 1,806 12% 2 0%
Unknown 1,505 10% 8 2%
Total 14,877 100% 507 100%

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity

Ethnicity Number of cases as of 5/23/2020 Percent of cases as of 5/23/2020 Number of deaths as of 5/23/2020 Percent of deaths as of 5/23/2020
Hispanic or Latino 4,846 33% 44 9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 8,433 57% 456 90%
Unknown 1,598 11% 7 1%
Total 14,877 100% 507 100%

Number of positive cases and deaths by county

Wisconsin County Positive as of 5/23/2020 Negative as of 5/23/2020 Deaths as of 5/23/2020 Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 5/23/2020 Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 5/23/2020
Adams 4 470 1 19.9 25%
Ashland 2 352 0 12.7 0%
Barron 12 1,498 0 26.5 0%
Bayfield 3 363 1 20.0 33%
Brown 2,238 11,437 32 861.5 1%
Buffalo 5 552 1 38.0 20%
Burnett 1 347 1 6.6 100%
Calumet 69 1,244 1 138.5 1%
Chippewa 48 2,205 0 75.4 0%
Clark 28 672 4 81.2 14%
Columbia 37 1,797 1 65.0 3%
Crawford 25 647 0 153.5 0%
Dane 594 23,426 26 112.1 4%
Dodge 149 2,458 1 169.8 1%
Door 37 807 3 134.8 8%
Douglas 17 1,016 0 39.2 0%
Dunn 21 1,686 0 47.2 0%
Eau Claire 93 3,897 0 90.3 0%
Florence 2 237 0 46.1 0%
Fond du Lac 158 3,646 4 154.4 3%
Forest 11 266 0 122.0 0%
Grant 81 1,893 10 156.3 12%
Green 52 1,073 0 141.1 0%
Green Lake 14 645 0 74.6 0%
Iowa 11 607 0 46.6 0%
Iron 2 194 1 35.0 50%
Jackson 15 841 1 73.1 7%
Jefferson 78 2,034 3 92.1 4%
Juneau 22 783 1 83.3 5%
Kenosha 983 5,347 22 584.0 2%
Kewaunee 33 555 1 162.1 3%
La Crosse 48 4,012 0 40.7 0%
Lafayette 18 426 0 107.6 0%
Langlade 1 350 0 5.2 0%
Lincoln 3 441 0 10.8 0%
Manitowoc 28 1,489 1 35.3 4%
Marathon 38 2,045 1 28.1 3%
Marinette 31 1,633 2 76.5 6%
Marquette 3 397 1 19.7 33%
Menominee 2 641 0 43.7 0%
Milwaukee 5,987 32,284 276 627.4 5%
Monroe 16 1,734 1 35.2 6%
Oconto 34 1,285 0 90.5 0%
Oneida 7 665 0 19.8 0%
Outagamie 181 5,241 6 98.0 3%
Ozaukee 134 1,731 11 151.8 8%
Pepin 1 324 0 13.8 0%
Pierce 36 1,001 0 86.5 0%
Polk 15 1,000 1 34.6 7%
Portage 9 1,337 0 12.7 0%
Price 2 280 0 14.8 0%
Racine 1,311 7,192 22 670.9 2%
Richland 14 529 4 79.8 29%
Rock 529 5,247 16 327.0 3%
Rusk 4 253 0 28.2 0%
Sauk 77 2,651 3 121.1 4%
Sawyer 7 874 0 42.8 0%
Shawano 37 1,363 0 90.2 0%
Sheboygan 82 2,336 3 71.2 4%
St. Croix 65 2,055 0 73.9 0%
Taylor 1 301 0 4.9 0%
Trempealeau 14 1,124 0 47.6 0%
Vernon 14 918 0 45.9 0%
Vilas 6 325 0 27.8 0%
Walworth 339 2,769 12 329.1 4%
Washburn 2 406 0 12.7 0%
Washington 181 2,836 4 134.5 2%
Waukesha 553 8,960 25 138.6 5%
Waupaca 20 1,267 1 38.9 5%
Waushara 7 683 0 29.0 0%
Winnebago 166 4,420 1 97.7 1%
Wood 9 1,509 1 12.3 11%
Total 14,877 179,329 507 257.5 3%

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