COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit 30-Day High in Wisconsin
279 new cases in past 24 hours.
The number of Wisconsin residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is near an all-time high.
The Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Hospital Association reported 422 people were actively hospitalized as of Tuesday afternoon, with 23 people newly-hospitalized in the past 24 hours. A total of 2,362 have been hospitalized with the disease since the outbreak started.
The number of people hospitalized has been steadily climbing since May 12th, trending toward an April 9th high of 446.
The number of people hospitalized increased by 24 in the past seven days.
And while the number of people hospitalized has gone up in the past week, the number of people newly confirmed with the disease each day has trended down over the past seven days even as testing has increased.
Of the 7,774 tests, 3.59 percent came back positive, below the seven-day and 14-day averages of 5.35 percent and 5.62 percent. The state has averaged a positive rate of 6.4 percent across May.
The death toll from the disease has reached 517 with three newly-confirmed deaths in the past 24 hours. DHS reports that three percent of people with confirmed cases have died.
Milwaukee County is the site of 6,517 of the 15,863 confirmed cases and 277 of the 517 deaths according to state data
Both Brown and Racine counties continue to have greater per capita outbreaks than Milwaukee. But Brown County reported no new cases in the past 24 hours and Racine had an increase of less than one case per 100,000 residents.
Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 865.7 cases per 100,000 residents. Racine County has 713.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 713.4). Milwaukee County has 683 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 665.7).
Kenosha (598.8), Rock (360.4), Walworth (340.7), Dodge (184.6), Fond du Lac (174.9), Grant (167.9), Kewaunee (162.1), Crawford (159.6), Ozaukee (156.3) and Washington (155.3) 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 274.5 (up from 269.7).
DHS reports 59 percent of people with positive cases have recovered, defined by a positive test over 30 days ago or a record of symptom abatement.
There are currently 966 ventilators and 385 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 934 ventilators and 420 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 5/26/2020|
|Negative Test Results||200,874|
|Positive Test Results||15,863|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 5/26/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 5/26/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 5/26/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 5/26/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 5/26/2020||Deaths as of 5/26/2020|
Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
|Gender||Confirmed Cases as of 5/26/2020||Deaths as of 5/26/2020|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
|Race||Number of cases as of 5/26/2020||Percent of cases as of 5/26/2020||Number of deaths as of 5/26/2020||Percent of deaths as of 5/26/2020|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||598||4%||13||3%|
|Multiple or Other races||2,026||13%||2||0%|
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
|Ethnicity||Number of cases as of 5/26/2020||Percent of cases as of 5/26/2020||Number of deaths as of 5/26/2020||Percent of deaths as of 5/26/2020|
|Hispanic or Latino||5,220||33%||46||9%|
|Not Hispanic or Latino||8,860||56%||462||89%|
Number of positive cases and deaths by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 5/26/2020||Negative as of 5/26/2020||Deaths as of 5/26/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 5/26/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 5/26/2020|
|Fond du Lac||179||4,006||5||174.9||3%|
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