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373 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 1 COVID-19 death.

By - Apr 19th, 2021 03:36 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 373 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 3,042 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 5,121, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 32,351, below November 18th’s record rolling total of 133,019 tests.

The testing total is filtered to only include individuals who were tested for the first time or have been tested previously but are receiving their first positive diagnosis.

The seven-day positive case rate, the percentage of tests that confirm a new case of the disease and proxy for if the disease’s spread is growing or slowing, stands at 15.83%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 16.57%. The 14-day average set a low of 2.69% on June 19th.

Officials have looked for the positive case rate to trend downward to indicate a slowing spread of disease and sufficient testing.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 357 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 39 from the day prior and an increase of 53 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 200.

The state reported 37 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 28,594 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 420 in the past week.

DHS reported 1 COVID-19 death. A total of 6,710 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,277 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 4.47, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 11.47.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 18th worst in the state. The county fell as low as 26th in early November.

Menominee County has recorded 18,073.9 cases per 100,000 residents (unchanged). Dodge County has recorded 13,093.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,090.1). Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Juneau, Chippewa, Shawano, Pepin, Kewaunee, Calumet, Eau Claire and Outagamie are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 10,967.6 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 10,956.8) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,220.1 (up from 10,213.7).

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 April 16th and excluding the four days prior, indicates the city has a high transmission level (110.5) with regards to new cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days (100-149 is high transmission).

The city has moderate transmission based on the positive test rate (5.6%). Moderate transmission is defined as between 5% and 7.9%.

The adult vaccination rate (which the city defines as any individual over the age of 15 completing the dose course for any COVID-19 vaccine) stands at 20.2%. 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.

Data from DHS.

Data from DHS.

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 ††
Adams 1,685 8,357 179 11 5 8,221.5 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,223 7,357 87 16 0 7,709.8 100.9 1.3%
Barron 5,655 19,812 154 76 0 12,325.6 165.6 1.3%
Bayfield 1,119 7,132 116 19 0 7,359.9 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,097 134,257 3,341 234 40 11,945.3 89.9 0.8%
Buffalo 1,336 5,505 34 7 0 9,889.7 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,311 6,241 139 21 1 8,487.1 135.9 1.6%
Calumet 5,713 22,038 648 46 5 11,098.4 89.4 0.8%
Chippewa 7,263 29,912 193 94 2 11,309.6 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,199 11,120 398 58 4 9,208.1 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,293 27,785 389 57 12 9,265.2 99.8 1.1%
Crawford 1,700 7,657 57 17 0 10,268.8 102.7 1.0%
Dane 43,559 338,303 1,469 292 23 8,242.1 55.3 0.7%
Dodge 11,680 42,196 896 162 21 13,093.4 181.6 1.4%
Door 2,570 14,497 214 22 6 9,161.9 78.4 0.9%
Douglas 3,906 19,694 755 32 17 8,902.8 72.9 0.8%
Dunn 4,549 19,422 391 32 0 10,159.2 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,391 50,876 342 106 12 11,070.7 103.0 0.9%
Florence 442 1,646 53 12 0 9,997.7 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,230 46,452 1,218 105 9 11,830.9 101.6 0.9%
Forest 945 4,432 77 23 3 10,291.9 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,842 23,965 756 85 5 9,245.0 162.3 1.8%
Green 3,435 17,283 115 17 6 9,318.0 46.1 0.5%
Green Lake 1,557 8,042 439 19 3 8,157.0 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 1,983 11,412 88 10 1 8,332.3 42.0 0.5%
Iron 571 2,659 117 21 19 9,770.7 359.3 3.7%
Jackson 2,601 9,532 62 26 2 12,599.3 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,228 36,954 1,157 108 23 9,717.2 127.5 1.3%
Juneau 3,066 14,741 111 21 5 11,394.4 78.0 0.7%
Kenosha 15,278 75,790 2,629 305 15 9,081.6 181.3 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,322 7,658 329 25 9 11,247.8 121.1 1.1%
La Crosse 12,547 56,638 772 80 0 10,603.1 67.6 0.6%
Lafayette 1,542 6,764 150 7 1 9,133.4 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,970 7,303 163 32 14 9,961.1 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,024 11,086 214 60 28 10,632.2 211.0 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,423 31,471 1,201 69 18 9,249.4 86.0 0.9%
Marathon 14,301 52,752 1,498 184 34 10,613.7 136.6 1.3%
Marinette 4,048 19,199 430 65 3 9,888.1 158.8 1.6%
Marquette 1,359 6,372 186 22 5 8,837.3 143.1 1.6%
Menominee 792 3,831 8 11 0 18,073.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 103,587 497,908 9,725 1,277 45 10,967.6 135.2 1.2%
Monroe 4,438 19,440 112 37 1 9,648.2 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,361 17,404 521 50 8 11,487.8 131.7 1.1%
Oneida 3,573 15,318 157 68 6 9,949.0 189.3 1.9%
Outagamie 20,337 90,597 2,904 201 16 11,064.7 109.4 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,046 42,933 976 83 7 9,105.9 93.9 1.0%
Pepin 828 3,180 26 7 0 11,266.8 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,770 17,342 954 36 6 9,054.9 86.5 1.0%
Polk 4,212 20,048 125 43 6 9,594.5 97.9 1.0%
Portage 6,637 27,380 558 67 3 9,385.0 94.7 1.0%
Price 1,210 5,732 104 7 0 8,763.0 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,126 100,758 2,941 337 28 10,822.6 172.6 1.6%
Richland 1,290 8,199 73 15 0 7,283.2 84.7 1.2%
Rock 15,331 77,365 1,811 167 20 9,566.0 104.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,280 5,204 51 16 1 8,806.9 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,663 35,347 270 46 6 9,033.9 73.4 0.8%
Sawyer 1,601 8,517 43 24 1 9,662.6 144.8 1.5%
Shawano 4,660 17,928 571 69 12 11,294.2 167.2 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,557 48,716 888 135 9 11,838.6 117.9 1.0%
St. Croix 7,319 37,365 1,673 50 7 8,301.1 56.7 0.7%
Taylor 1,850 6,081 233 24 8 8,989.3 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,496 12,611 105 39 3 11,918.7 133.0 1.1%
Vernon 1,893 12,849 70 39 3 6,250.2 128.8 2.1%
Vilas 2,222 9,185 144 39 2 10,260.4 180.1 1.8%
Walworth 9,278 42,833 2,710 136 19 9,041.6 132.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,409 6,719 81 18 2 8,887.9 113.5 1.3%
Washington 14,379 56,395 1,990 143 10 10,691.8 106.3 1.0%
Waukesha 43,031 182,048 4,794 512 50 10,794.4 128.4 1.2%
Waupaca 4,844 21,238 1,104 117 44 9,363.8 226.2 2.4%
Waushara 2,136 11,138 321 32 3 8,790.8 131.7 1.5%
Winnebago 17,844 84,366 3,022 190 21 10,537.1 112.2 1.1%
Wood 6,868 32,834 485 77 13 9,277.8 104.0 1.1%

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