776 New COVID-19 Cases Reported
But jump in cases could be due to a DHS data issue.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 776 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The DHS dashboard shows 353 new cases were recorded for Tuesday.
DHS didn’t report data on Tuesday due to a technical issue. On Wednesday, DHS reported 2,693,696 cumulative negative tests and a daily count of 5,514 new negative tests. On Monday, DHS reported 2,688,686 cumulative negative tests. Adding Wednesday’s daily count to Monday’s total is higher than Wednesday’s cumulative total, indicating an adjustment was made to the number of cumulative negative tests.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 248 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 31 from the day prior and an increase of 42 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 346.
The state reported 72 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 27,254 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 312 in the past week.
DHS reported 10 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,597 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,255 in Milwaukee County.
The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 10.43, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 19.97.
Menominee County has recorded 18,119.6 cases per 100,000 residents. Dodge County has recorded 12,946.6 cases per 100,000 residents. Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Oconto, Juneau, Shawano, Chippewa, Pepin, Eau Claire, Calumet and Outagamie are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.
According to DHS data, 10,580.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,927.2.
The City of Milwaukee revised its gating criteria on March 18th in accordance with its new health order. The three criteria are intended to guide what phase of the health order the city should progress to, either loosening or tightening restrictions.
The five-level scale measures range from blue (good, low transmission) to purple (bad, extreme transmission).
The data, last updated March 18th and excluding the four days prior, indicates the city has a moderate transmission level (45.8) with regards to new cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days (10-49 is moderate transmission).
The city has low transmission based on the positive test rate (2.4%). Low transmission is defined as less than 5%.
The adult vaccination rate (which the city defines as any individual over the age of 15 completing the dose course for any COVID-19 rate) stands at 8.5%. The low transmission target is 80% and the city has not defined the lower benchmark thresholds.
The city is no longer using hospital bed usage, contact tracing or personal protective equipment supply to guide its COVID-19 health order.
The city is currently in phase six of its health order. According to a chart produced by the health department, the city would enter phase 7 when all three criteria reach the low transmission benchmarks.
Cases and deaths by county
|Number of confirmed cases||Number of negatives*||Number of probable cases||Number of deaths †||Number of probable deaths ‡||Cases per 100,000 people (counties)||Deaths per 100,000 people (counties)||Case fatality percentage ††|
|Fond du Lac||12,052||44,914||1,185||103||8||11,658.8||99.6||0.9%|
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