COVID-19 Testing Climbing Again, As Are Cases
Active hospitalizations hit 30-day low.
The downward slide in the number of COVID-19 cases and tests appears to have stopped. The seven-day rolling case total bottomed at 4,658 on August 24th, down 28.47 percent from a July 26th high. It now stands at 4,905. The seven-day rolling test total bottomed at 58,239 on August 25th, down 41.71 percent from an August 5th high. It now stands at 60,105.
The state Department of Health Services reported 878 new cases in the past 24 hours from 10,791 test, a positive case rate of 8.14 percent.
The rolling positive case rate, the percentage of tests that confirm a new case of the disease, has climbed as testing has fallen faster than cases. It seven- and 14-day rates now stand at 8.16 and 8.06 percent, the latter the highest it has been since early May when testing was limited.
But the number of people actively hospitalized, a lagging indicator of the disease’s spread, is dropping. It now stands at 291, the lowest reported total since federal reporting guidelines were updated in late July, according to a Wisconsin Hospital Association dashboard. The figure is down from 344 yesterday. DHS reports that 33 people were newly hospitalized with a confirmed case in the past 24 hours. A total of 5,684 people have required hospitalization with a confirmed case of the disease since the outbreak began.
Eleven new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 1,111. An average of 6.83 deaths per day over the past 30 days and 6.44 days per day over the past 100 days have been reported.
DHS reports 73,138 Wisconsin residents have tested positive for the disease since the outbreak began, with 4,905 in the past week and 9,932 in the past 14 days. DHS reports that 88 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 60,105 tests have been processed in the past seven days.
According to DHS data, 2,481.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 2,464.2) since the outbreak began. Iron County, the northern-most county that borders Michigan, has 2,064.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 2,012.2). Racine County has recorded 2,011.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,994.9). Brown County has record 1,999.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,979.7).
Kenosha (1,734.7), Walworth (1,603.7), Marinette (1,435.7), Trempealeau (1,396.2), Waukesha (1,357.8), Waupaca (1,228.5), Dodge (1,225.8), Washington (1,146.9) and Lafayette (1,105.5) are the only other counties with more than 1,100 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 1,265.7 (up from 1,250 yesterday). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 170 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 8/27/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 8/27/2020|
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 8/27/2020||Negative as of 8/27/2020||Deaths as of 8/27/2020||Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 8/27/2020||Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 8/27/2020|
|Fond du Lac||1,022||17,680||9||998.9||1%|
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