Racine Now Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin
Statewide testing totals rebound after hitting three-week low.
The number of COVID-19 tests processed in Wisconsin rebounded Tuesday from the lowest single-day total in the past three weeks to the third-highest total on record.
The state Department of Health Services reported Tuesday afternoon that 10,522 tests were processed in the past 24 hours. A total of 374 tests came back positive, increasing the total of Wisconsin residents that have tested positive for COVID-19 to 18,917.
The data from DHS shows a 3.55 percent positive rate, under the falling seven-day and 14-day averages of 4.63 percent and 4.96 percent.
The number of people actively hospitalized dipped to 388, a decrease of 34 over the past week. DHS reports 40 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, bringing the outbreak total to 2,643.
The death toll from the disease has reached 607, with 12 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.
Milwaukee County accounts for 309 of the 607 deaths and 8,004 cases according to state data.
Both Brown and Racine counties continue to have greater per capita outbreaks than Milwaukee, but Racine’s rate is now the highest.
Racine County has 901.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 886.9). Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 898.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 893). Milwaukee County has 838.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 817.3).
Kenosha (713.5), Rock (399.3), Walworth (386.4), Forest (310.5) Dodge (257.5) and Fond du Lac (210.1) are the only other counties with more than 200 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 327.4 (up from 320.9).
There are currently 938 ventilators and 376 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 415 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 6/2/2020|
|Negative Test Results||263,743|
|Positive Test Results||18,917|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 6/2/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 6/2/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 6/2/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 6/2/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 6/2/2020||Deaths as of 6/2/2020|
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 6/2/2020||Negative as of 6/2/2020||Deaths as of 6/2/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 6/2/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 6/2/2020|
|Fond du Lac||215||5,240||5||210.1||2%|
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