COVID-19 Testing Volume Falls to Three-Week Low
But percentage positive doesn't exceed weekly average.
The number of COVID-19 tests processed in Wisconsin over the past 24 hours hit a 21-day low according to data released Monday afternoon by the Department of Health Services (DHS).
The Monday total, primarily reflecting tests processed by labs on Sunday, is often the lowest total of the week. But the 3,632 tests reported Monday is the third straight day testing has fallen by over 2,000 tests.
Two days ago we reported that more people got tested in the past week than in all of April, and Monday’s total still exceeds the April average of 1917 tests per day. But it’s below the 14-day average of 8,211. Daily testing capacity stands at 14,755 across 58 labs according to DHS data.
The percentage of tests that came back positive was below average, a positive indicator. DHS reports that 3.85 percent of tests came back positive (140). That’s below the seven-day average of 4.68 percent, and 14-day average of 5.09 percent. A total of 18,543 Wisconsin residents have tested positive for the disease, but DHS reports that 64 percent have recovered (documented abatement of symptoms or a diagnosis over 30 days ago).
The number of people actively hospitalized dipped to 403, a decrease of 11 since Sunday, but still 15 higher than it was a week ago. DHS reports 20 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, bringing the outbreak total to 2,603.
The death toll from the disease has reached 595, with three deaths recorded in the past 24 hours. The seven confirmed deaths in the past two days are down from the 38 in the two days before that and the 14-day average of 9.7.
Milwaukee County accounts for 299 of the 595 deaths and 7,799 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 893 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 892.7). Racine County has 886.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 881.3). Milwaukee County has 817.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 812.2).
Kenosha (699.8), Rock (395), Walworth (385.4), Forest (321.6) Dodge (259.8) and Fond du Lac (209.2) are the only other counties with more than 200 cases per 100,000 presidents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 320.9 (up from 318.5).
There are currently 952 ventilators and 395 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 936 ventilators and 416 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 6/1/2020|
|Negative Test Results||253,595|
|Positive Test Results||18,543|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 6/1/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 6/1/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 6/1/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 6/1/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 6/1/2020||Deaths as of 6/1/2020|
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 6/1/2020||Negative as of 6/1/2020||Deaths as of 6/1/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 6/1/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 6/1/2020|
|Fond du Lac||214||5,056||5||209.2||2%|
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