COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall To Two-Month Low
Number of people hospitalized hasn't been this low since April 4th.
It has been 70 days since Wisconsin had as few people hospitalized with COVID-19 as it does now according to data from the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
There are currently 287 Wisconsin residents across the state hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease. The last time the number was lower was April 4th when 279 people were hospitalized.
Friday’s total is down 68 from the week before, even as 27 people were newly admitted to the hospital in the past 24 hours according to the Department of Health Services. An average of 37 people have been admitted per day over the past 30 days.
The decline comes as the state appeared headed towards a second peak that would eclipse the first. A total of 446 people were actively hospitalized as of April 9th, falling to 298 on May 6th before peaking again at 423 on May 29th. The number has trended downward since.
State health officials have previously cautioned that the number of hospitalizations is not directly tied to new infections of the disease at the given time. “We generally think that the lag on hospitalizations is about three to five weeks,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm on May 21st. “Any uptick we are seeing in hospitalizations right now is not the result of Safer at Home ending.”
According to DHS 11,628 tests were processed in the past 24 hours, with 320 coming back positive. The statewide total now stands at 22,246 positive cases.
The 320 cases represent a positive rate of 2.75 percent. That is above the seven-day average of 2.63 percent, but below the 14-day of 3.06 percent. Public health officials have looked for that percentage to trend downward as evidence that the disease spread may be slowing and that enough testing is being done.
Across Wisconsin 689 people have died from COVID-19. DHS reported seven newly-confirmed deaths on Friday.
Racine County has 1010.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,006.2). Milwaukee County has 975.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 966.2). Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 940 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 931.9).
Kenosha (793.7), Dodge (472.8), Rock (459.9), Walworth (455.3), Forest (377), Winnebago (285.4), Fond du Lac (247.3), Lafayette (227.1), Waukesha (221.6), Washington (214.8), Ozaukee (212.9) and Green (203.5) 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 379.4 (up from 373.7).
There are currently 950 ventilators and 374 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 410 ICU beds as available.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary by person
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 6/12/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 6/12/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 6/12/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 6/12/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 6/12/2020||Deaths as of 6/12/2020|
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 6/12/2020||Negative as of 6/12/2020||Deaths as of 6/12/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 6/12/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 6/12/2020|
|Fond du Lac||253||6,998||6||247.3||2%|
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