Wisconsin Crosses 15,000 COVID-19 Case Threshold
400 new cases Sunday, with percent positive exactly matching the seven-day average.
Over 15,000 Wisconsin residents have now tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began in early March.
The Department of Health Services reported 400 new cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 15,277.
But that figure does not indicate that 15,277 have active cases. DHS reports 59 percent have recovered, defined by a positive test over 30 days ago or a record of symptom abatement.
The death toll from the disease has reached 510 with three newly-confirmed deaths in the past 24 hours. DHS reports that three percent of people with confirmed cases have died.
While cases are most prevalent in individuals aged 20 to 59 (68 percent), deaths are overwhelmingly concentrated in those aged 70 or older (70 percent). Thirty-one percent of individuals aged 90 or older who have contracted the disease have perished from it.
Data released Sunday afternoon shows that 5.50 percent of the 7,277 tests processed in the past 24 hours came back positive. The figure exactly matches the seven-day average (5.50 percent) and is below the 14-day average of 5.87 percent. The percent has trended down as testing has expanded in the past two weeks, and Sunday’s data is the third-highest single-day testing total.
Milwaukee County is the site of 6,185 of the 15,277 confirmed cases and 276 of the 510 deaths 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 863.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 861.5 yesterday). Racine County has 709.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 670.9). Milwaukee County has 648.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 627.4).
Kenosha (592.9), Walworth (337.8), Rock (336.9), Dodge (173.2), Kewaunee (162.1), Fond du Lac (161.3), Grant (158.2), Ozaukee (155.2) and Crawford (153.5) are the only other counties with more than 150 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents has risen to 264.4 (up from 257.5).
There are currently 962 ventilators and 365 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 421 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 5/24/2020|
|Negative Test Results||186,206|
|Positive Test Results||15,277|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 5/24/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 5/24/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 5/24/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 5/24/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 5/24/2020||Deaths as of 5/24/2020|
Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
|Gender||Confirmed Cases as of 5/24/2020||Deaths as of 5/24/2020|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
|Race||Number of cases as of 5/24/2020||Percent of cases as of 5/24/2020||Number of deaths as of 5/24/2020||Percent of deaths as of 5/24/2020|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||577||4%||13||3%|
|Multiple or Other races||1,875||12%||2||0%|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
|Ethnicity||Number of cases as of 5/24/2020||Percent of cases as of 5/24/2020||Number of deaths as of 5/24/2020||Percent of deaths as of 5/24/2020|
|Hispanic or Latino||5,001||33%||45||9%|
|Not Hispanic or Latino||8,605||56%||457||90%|
Number of positive cases and deaths by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 5/24/2020||Negative as of 5/24/2020||Deaths as of 5/24/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 5/24/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 5/24/2020|
|Fond du Lac||165||3,787||4||161.3||2%|
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