State Reports New COVID-19 Testing Record
Death toll reaches 550, but percentage of tests coming back positive is falling.
For the second day in a row the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a record number of COVID-19 tests were processed in the state.
Over the past 24 hours, 10,626 tests were processed, eclipsing yesterday’s record high of 10,330.
There were 512 newly confirmed cases of the disease, but the percentage of tests coming back positive fell compared to recent averages. DHS reported 4.82 percent of tests were positive, down from the seven and 14-day averages of 5.10 and 5.49 percent.
A total of 16,974 Wisconsin residents have now tested positive for the virus.
The death toll from the virus has hit 550 in Wisconsin, with 11 newly-confirmed deaths. Three percent of people with confirmed cases have died.
Milwaukee County accounts for 285 of the 550 deaths, but the death toll in the county has slowed in recent weeks.
Both Brown and Racine counties continue to have greater per capita outbreaks than Milwaukee.
Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 885.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 879.6). Racine County has 821.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 808.1). Milwaukee County has 728.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 707.2).
Kenosha (646.3), Rock (375.2), Walworth (361.1) and Forest (288.3) are the only other counties with more than 200 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents has risen to 293.7 (up from 284.9).
DHS reports 61 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 947 ventilators and 402 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 935 ventilators and 419 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 5/28/2020|
|Negative Test Results||220,719|
|Positive Test Results||16,974|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 5/28/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 5/28/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 5/28/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 5/28/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 5/28/2020||Deaths as of 5/28/2020|
Percent of COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
Number of positive cases and deaths by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 5/28/2020||Negative as of 5/28/2020||Deaths as of 5/28/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 5/28/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 5/28/2020|
|Fond du Lac||192||4,334||5||187.7||3%|
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