957 New Cases, Only One Death
Data released Sunday largely mirrors that released last Sunday.
According to data released Sunday afternoon by the Department of Health Services, Wisconsin recorded 922 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours from 9,643 tests. The results largely mirror what was reported last Sunday, when 957 cases were confirmed from 9,978 tests. Sunday’s data release is often the second-lowest testing total of the week and for much of the past month the positive case rate (the percentage of positive tests) has hovered near 10 percent.
Sunday’s positive case rate was 9.56 percent, ahead of the seven- and 14-day positive case rates of 6.54 and 6.77 percent. Both of the trending percentages fell on Sunday, with the 14-day average falling steadily over the course of the week. The figure hit a low of 2.69 percent on June 19th before climbing steadily through much of the next month as case totals surged in excess of a surge in testing.
The number of people actively hospitalized was not available at the time of publication. It was reported at 337 yesterday by the Wisconsin Hospital Association and has fluctuated greatly over the past 10 days as hospitals and the state have moved to catch up to new federal reporting requirements.
A total of 36 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, below the 30-day average of 39 but ahead of the 100-day average of 34.
The death toll from the virus increased by one according to state records and now stands at 948. DHS has reported an average of 5.07 deaths per day over the past 30 days and 6.86 over the last 30. The 30-day figure was under four less than two weeks ago, but has climbed recently. Friday and Saturday were the first days the state has reported back-to-back double-digit death totals since June 19th and 20th.
According to DHS data, 2,067.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 2,045.6) since the outbreak began. Racine County has 1,660.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,633.1). Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 1,542.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,525.1).
Kenosha (1,469.7), Iron (1,259.8), Walworth (1,200.8), Trempealeau (1,042.9), Waukesha (918.3), Rock (844.4), Dodge (799.8), Dane (792.3), Marinette (777.1) and Waupaca (719.2) are the only other counties with more than 700 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 950.5 (up from 934.6 yesterday). The state’s county-by-county activity report, last updated Wednesday, gives a figure of 200 cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks.
Charts and Maps
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 8/2/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 8/2/2020|
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 8/2/2020||Negative as of 8/2/2020||Deaths as of 8/2/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 8/2/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 8/2/2020|
|Fond du Lac||560||14,020||6||547.3||1%|
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