957 New COVID-19 Cases
Surges taking place across the state, including Milwaukee, Waukesha and Iron counties.
There were four more new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday than Saturday in Wisconsin, but the results come from 4,228 fewer tests.
The Department of Health Services reported 957 new cases were confirmed via testing over the past 24 hours from 9,978 processed tests. That’s up from the 953 cases reported Saturday from 14,201 tests.
And although the day-over-day testing total declined, something that often happens on the weekend, the state’s 14-day average climbed to a record high of 12,712.57 tests per day. A total of 93,159 tests have been processed in the past week, a record for the state.
But even as testing has increased over the past 14 days, the number of tests coming back positive has increased faster. The one-day positive case rate of 9.59 percent is the highest ever recorded when more than 9,000 tests were processed.
The more informative seven- and 14-day positive case rate averages moved in opposite directions. The seven-day average fell from 7.00 percent to 6.99 percent, while the 14-day average climbed to 7.01 percent from 7.00 percent. The two measures are now effectively equal for the first time since the state reported a 14-day low of 2.69 percent on June 19th, possibly indicating the disease’s spread might not be accelerating, but still highly elevated, in the state.
DHS did report that 26 people were newly hospitalized below the 30-day average of 35. A total of 4,394 Wisconsin residents have required hospitalization over the course of the outbreak.
One death was recorded in the past 24 hours, pushing the outbreak total to 892. An average of 4.2 deaths per day have been reported over the past 30 days, below the 100-day average of 6.87.
Over half of the new cases in the past 30 days have been in individuals under the age of 40. Over the past month, one-third of new cases have been people in their 20s. Younger people have substantially lower hospitalization and death rates from the disease.
A total of 48,827 people have tested positive for the disease since the outbreak began, with 22,080 of those coming in the past 30 days and 6,512 in the past week. DHS reports that 78 percent of individuals with a confirmed case have “recovered,” as defined by a documented abatement of symptoms or a diagnosis over 30 days ago. The percent fell from a high of 79 as a surge in new cases was reported.
Milwaukee County continues to have the worst outbreak in the state, both in total number and per-capita rate.
According to DHS data, 1,901.1 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 1,871.8) since the outbreak began. Racine County has 1,487.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,474.9), Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 1,449.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,437.7).
Kenosha (1,333.7), Iron (1,049.9), Walworth (1,02.3), Trempealeau (890), Rock (797.4), Waukesha (752.4), Dane (723), Dodge (702.9), Forest (632.1), La Crosse (623.7), Waupaca (605.5) and Jefferson (603.6) are the only other counties with more than 600 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 845 (up from 828.4 yesterday).
Charts and Maps
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 7/26/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 7/26/2020|
Percent of COVID-19 cases resulting in hospitalization within age group
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 7/26/2020||Negative as of 7/26/2020||Deaths as of 7/26/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 7/26/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 7/26/2020|
|Fond du Lac||493||13,042||6||481.8||1%|
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