COVID-19 Testing, Cases Surge 22 Percent
Record testing, cases. Hospitalizations also at 30-day high.
Data released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) shows that 13,602 COVID-19 tests were processed in the past 24 hours, an increase of 28 percent over the record 10,626 tests reported yesterday. DHS reported a daily testing capacity of 14,753 tests, a number that total utilization is now near for the first time in over a month.
Of those processed tests, 733 came back positive, also a record high. That’s a 5.39 percent positive rate, above the seven-day average of 5.16 percent but below the 14-day average of 5.43 percent. Public health officials are looking for that percentage to trend downward, particularly as testing increases. Across May 6.2 percent of tests have been positive.
A 30-day high in hospitalization has also been set according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association‘s public dashboard. Data updated Thursday afternoon shows that 423 people are currently hospitalized, up from 408 yesterday and a previous 30-day high of 422 set three days ago. DHS data released Friday shows that 47 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, above the 14-day average of 37.
The death toll from the virus has hit 568 in Wisconsin, with 18 newly-confirmed deaths. Three percent of people with confirmed cases have died.
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.
Milwaukee County accounts for 294 of the 568 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 888.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 885.3). Racine County has 845.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 821.4). Milwaukee County has 778.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 728.6).
Kenosha (671.9), Rock (383.3), Walworth (367.9), Forest (310.5) and Dodge (205.1) are the only other counties with more than 200 cases per 100,000 presidents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents has risen to 306.4 (up from 293.7).
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 5/29/2020|
|Negative Test Results||233,588|
|Positive Test Results||17,707|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 5/29/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 5/29/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 5/29/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 5/29/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 5/29/2020||Deaths as of 5/29/2020|
Confirmed 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 5/29/2020||Negative as of 5/29/2020||Deaths as of 5/29/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 5/29/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 5/29/2020|
|Fond du Lac||194||4,634||5||189.6||3%|
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