Waukesha, Washington Counties Have Faster COVID-19 Spreads Than Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Racine, Ozaukee counties all see declining spreads, Waukesha and Washington accelerating.
The latest COVID-19 activity level report from the Department of Health Services shows that nine counties in the state have faster per-capita disease spreads in the past two weeks than Milwaukee County. Included among those are the county’s western and northwestern neighbors Waukesha and Washington counties.
Milwaukee’s other two bordering counties, Ozaukee and Racine, also have per-capita case levels above the state average of 182.7 cases per 100,000 residents over the past 14 days.
Milwaukee’s rate fell for the second straight week, as did the rates in Racine and Ozaukeee counties, but Waukesha and Washington counties saw their spreads accelerate. The state per-capita total fell from 194.
Waukesha’s total grew from 280.5 to 290.2 and Washington’s total grew from 273.6 to 278.8.
Milwaukee’s total fell from 278.1 to 252.1, Ozaukee’s fell from 259.2 to 238.7 and Racine’s fell from 286.8 to 205.9.
Marinette County has the highest per-capita total in the state, 422.6 or more than 4 out of every 100 residents, but because of its population the actual total is only 173.
The seven- and 14-day rate positive case rates stand at 7.96 and 7.37 percent, the latter at its highest point since early May.
A total of 68,233 Wisconsin residents have tested positive for the disease since the outbreak began, with 5,027 in the past week and 10,454 in the past 14 days. DHS reports that 87 percent of individuals with a confirmed case have “recovered,” as defined by a documented abatement of symptoms or a diagnosis over 30 days ago. A total of 63,126 tests have been processed in the past seven days
The death toll from the disease grew to 1,067, an increase of eight in the past 24 hours. The state has averaged 6.93 deaths per day over the past 30 days and 6.49 per day over the past 100 days.
According to DHS data, 2,387.1 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 2,363.8) since the outbreak began. Racine County has 1,925.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,916.6). Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 1,802.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,792.2).
Iron (1,714.8), Kenosha (1,688.9), Walworth (1,500.8), Trempealeau (1,321.4), Marinette (1,307.4), Waukesha (1,269.3), Dodge (1,118.8), Waupaca (1,094.4), Lafayette (1,063.6) and Washington (1,008.7) are the only other counties with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 1,180.8 (up from 1,168 yesterday). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 182.7 per 100,000 in the past two weeks according to the DHS activity level report released Wednesday.
Charts and Maps
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 8/20/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 8/20/2020|
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 8/20/2020||Negative as of 8/20/2020||Deaths as of 8/20/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 8/20/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 8/20/2020|
|Fond du Lac||844||16,630||8||824.9||1%|
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