COVID-19 Hospitalizations Keep Falling in Wisconsin
Milwaukee again has second greatest per-capita outbreak.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin has trended downward over the past week.
There are now 308 individuals hospitalized with the disease, down from 315 yesterday and 414 on May 31st. Sunday’s total of 308 is the lowest total seen since 298 people were actively hospitalized on May 6th
That comes as the number of cases in Wisconsin keeps growing. The Department of Health Services reported that 11,329 tests were processed in the past 24 hours, with 264 positive results. The new positives bring the statewide total to 20,835.
According to data released Sunday afternoon by DHS, 2.33 percent of the tests were positive, below the seven and 14-day averages of 3.11 and 3.83 percent. As testing has expanded, particularly in the past week, the percentage of positive tests has steadily dropped.
Both the percentage positive and hospitalization rate data points don’t mean that Wisconsin has beat COVID-19, but they are positive indicators that the spread of the disease might have slowed in recent weeks.
Throughout the outbreak, 2,848 people have required hospitalization, an increase of 16 in the past day. DHS reports that 14 percent of those with a confirmed case of the disease require hospitalization.
The death toll from the disease has reached 645, with 12 deaths newly-recorded in the past 24 hours.
DHS reports that 67 percent with positive cases have recovered, as defined by a documented abatement of symptoms or a diagnosis over 30 days ago.
Milwaukee County accounts for 326 of the 647 deaths and 8,813 cases according to state data. It also again has the second greatest per-capita outbreak.
Brown County surged ahead of Milwaukee in late April and into May due to a number of facility-centric outbreaks, and was eclipsed by Racine County in recent weeks. And Racine County still has the greatest outbreak, but Brown County’s growth rate has slowed significantly and Milwaukee has again eclipsed it.
Racine County has 977.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 975.4). Milwaukee County has 923.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 910.5). Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 915 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 913.8).
Kenosha (756.8), Dodge (455.7), Rock (423.4), Walworth (422.3), Forest (365.9), Fond du Lac (227.7), Winnebago (226.6), Ozaukee (207.3), Washington (205.9) and Waukesha (202.6) 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 360.6 (up from 356.0).
There are currently 970 ventilators and 352 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 938 ventilators and 412 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 6/7/2020|
|Negative Test Results||325,867|
|Positive Test Results||20,835|
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 6/7/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 6/7/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 6/7/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 6/7/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 6/7/2020||Deaths as of 6/7/2020|
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 6/7/2020||Negative as of 6/7/2020||Deaths as of 6/7/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 6/7/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 6/7/2020|
|Fond du Lac||233||6,190||6||227.7||3%|
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