Biggest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Two Weeks
State's positive case rate spikes, as do totals.
The number of new COVID-19 cases identified in Wisconsin residents in the past 24 hours hit a two-week high on Thursday.
The state Department of Health Services reported that 422 people were newly-confirmed to have the disease, boosting the cumulative total to 23,876.
The new total comes as the positive test rate jumped to 3.98 percent, above the seven-day and 14-day averages of 2.79 percent and 2.71 percent. For the first time in weeks, the positive test rate is trending upward.
The rate in Milwaukee County over the past week has been approximately eight percent. The county has long had a positive rate higher than the state average.
The number of tests reported processed was 10,599, just above the two-week average of 10,466. DHS reports 68 labs across the state have the capacity and supplies to process 17,688 tests per day.
And while the number of new cases is a negative sign, the number of people actively hospitalized continues to fall. The total is seen by public health officials as a lagging indicator of the spread of the disease.
The number of people newly admitted for hospitalization is holding relatively steady, with 32 new admissions in the past 24 hours. The state has averaged 35 admissions over the past 30 days. As reported yesterday, a state health official is attributing the declining active hospitalization total to the falling age of those infected with the disease and the extent to which younger people require hospitalization.
The death toll from the disease climbed to 719 on Thursday, with seven newly-confirmed deaths in the past 24 hours. DHS has reported an average of 8.4 deaths per day over the past 30 days.
DHS reports that 76 percent of individuals with a confirmed case have recovered, as defined by a documented abatement of symptoms or a diagnosis over 30 days ago.
Racine County has 1050.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1043.5). Milwaukee County has 1,052.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,021.8). Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 970 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 965).
Kenosha (826.9), Dodge (485.3), Rock (477.8), Walworth (472.8), Forest (377), Winnebago (334.9), Trempealeau (288.7), Lafayette (286.8) and Fond du Lac (270.7) are the only other counties with more than 250 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 413.2 (up from 405.9).
There are currently 940 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 939 ventilators and 406 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 6/18/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 6/18/2020|
Summary of COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Cases as of 6/18/2020||Ever hospitalized as of 6/18/2020||Any Intensive Care as of 6/18/2020||Deaths as of 6/18/2020|
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 6/18/2020||Negative as of 6/18/2020||Deaths as of 6/18/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 6/18/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 6/18/2020|
|Fond du Lac||277||8,101||6||270.7||2%|
If you think stories like this are important, become a member of Urban Milwaukee and help support real, independent journalism. Plus you get some cool added benefits, all detailed here.
- WI Daily: 539 New COVID-19 Cases - Urban Milwaukee - Mar 3rd, 2021
- City Aims To Vaccinate Every Educator In Two Weeks - Graham Kilmer - Mar 3rd, 2021
- NEW: Senator Johnson Plans to Delay COVID Relief Through Senate Stunt - Opportunity Wisconsin - Mar 3rd, 2021
- Evers Says Schools May Need Summer Classes - Shawn Johnson - Mar 3rd, 2021
- City Hires Private Firm To Track COVID-19 Violations - Graham Kilmer - Mar 3rd, 2021
- Racine Prison Quarantines Entire Housing Unit - Isiah Holmes - Mar 3rd, 2021
- WI Daily: 324 New COVID-19 Cases - Urban Milwaukee - Mar 2nd, 2021
- 34 Vaccine Doses Spoil at Wisconsin Center - Jeramey Jannene - Mar 2nd, 2021
- 8.7% of State Now Fully Vaccinated - Graham Kilmer - Mar 2nd, 2021
- Statement from the Milwaukee Health Department - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Mar 2nd, 2021
Read more about Coronavirus Pandemic here