Wisconsin Reports Record Low COVID-19 Positive Case Rate
Only 173 new cases recorded Sunday.
On Sunday the Wisconsin Department of Health Services recorded a new single-day low for the percentage of COVID-19 tests to come back positive at 2.35 percent.
The percentage was far below the seven-day average of 4.66 percent and less than half the 14-day average of 5.04 percent. Officials have looked for the percentage to decrease steadily, even as testing increases.
DHS reported that 7,368 tests were processed in the past 24 hours, the lowest number in a week, but a figure that would have been the third-highest total in the week prior. Throughout May, 6,202 per day were tested on average, while April saw 1,917 tests. The state has a goal of over 12,000 tests per day.
A total of 173 cases were newly confirmed over the past 24 hours, bringing the outbreak total to 18,403.
DHS reports that 20 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, and the number of people actively hospitalized increased from 409 to 414. The number of people actively hospitalized has increased by 15 in the past seven days. A total of 2,583 Wisconsin residents have been hospitalized since the outbreak started.
The death toll from the disease has reached 592, with four deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.
Milwaukee County accounts for 299 of the 592 deaths and 7,750 cases according to state data.
Both Brown and Racine counties continue to have greater per capita outbreaks than Milwaukee. Racine and Milwaukee counties have narrowed the gap with Brown County over the past week according to state testing data.
Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 892.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 892.3). Racine County has 881.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 877.2). Milwaukee County has 812.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 802.3).
Kenosha (693.9), Rock (393.2), Walworth (383.4), Forest (321.6) Dodge (251.8) and Fond du Lac (208.2) 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 318.5 (up from 315.5).
There are currently 964 ventilators and 389 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 417 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 5/31/2020|
|Negative Test Results||250,103|
|Positive Test Results||18,403|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 5/31/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 5/31/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 5/31/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 5/31/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 5/31/2020||Deaths as of 5/31/2020|
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 5/31/2020||Negative as of 5/31/2020||Deaths as of 5/31/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 5/31/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 5/31/2020|
|Fond du Lac||213||4,936||5||208.2||2%|
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