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349 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported no COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 3rd, 2021 07:44 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 349 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 2,843 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 4,527, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 30,349, 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 14.92%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 13.99%. 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 315 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, the same as the day prior and a decrease of 48 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 241.

The state reported 29 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 29,441 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 438 in the past week.

DHS reported no COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,839 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,298 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 6.63, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.67.

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 18,233.7 cases per 100,000 residents (unchanged). Dodge County has recorded 13,232.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,225.7). Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Juneau, Oconto, Pepin, Chippewa, Kewaunee, Shawano, Calumet, Outagamie and Eau Claire are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 11,137.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,129.3) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,371.4 (up from 10,365.4).

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 29th and excluding the four days prior, indicates the city has a high transmission level (111.3) 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%). 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 30.8%. 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 1,712 8,522 185 12 5 8,353.3 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,241 7,527 92 15 0 7,823.2 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,738 20,108 153 82 1 12,506.5 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,129 7,224 123 19 0 7,425.7 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,395 136,733 3,497 241 42 12,059.7 92.6 0.8%
Buffalo 1,351 5,557 34 7 0 10,000.7 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,356 6,418 143 22 0 8,778.4 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,749 22,440 659 48 4 11,168.3 93.2 0.8%
Chippewa 7,325 30,336 192 94 2 11,406.1 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,236 11,331 403 58 4 9,314.6 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,372 28,259 390 57 12 9,403.4 99.8 1.1%
Crawford 1,708 7,775 58 17 0 10,317.1 102.7 1.0%
Dane 44,338 344,159 1,479 302 23 8,389.5 57.1 0.7%
Dodge 11,804 42,778 923 163 21 13,232.4 182.7 1.4%
Door 2,589 14,713 219 22 6 9,229.6 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,003 19,993 764 34 17 9,123.9 77.5 0.8%
Dunn 4,620 19,710 402 32 0 10,317.8 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,475 51,657 351 107 12 11,152.4 104.0 0.9%
Florence 444 1,662 55 12 0 10,043.0 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,333 47,122 1,228 111 10 11,930.6 107.4 0.9%
Forest 957 4,503 78 23 3 10,422.6 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,888 24,270 772 85 5 9,332.9 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,489 17,588 119 18 6 9,464.5 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,569 8,191 439 19 3 8,219.8 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,013 11,564 88 10 1 8,458.3 42.0 0.5%
Iron 575 2,699 117 21 19 9,839.2 359.3 3.7%
Jackson 2,620 9,628 62 26 2 12,691.3 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,322 37,618 1,177 109 23 9,828.2 128.7 1.3%
Juneau 3,139 14,940 112 22 5 11,665.7 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,502 77,397 2,710 306 16 9,214.7 181.9 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,343 7,798 332 26 9 11,349.5 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,712 57,807 784 81 1 10,742.6 68.5 0.6%
Lafayette 1,554 6,871 150 8 1 9,204.5 47.4 0.5%
Langlade 1,991 7,454 166 32 14 10,067.2 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,047 11,273 214 63 28 10,713.0 221.5 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,506 32,083 1,229 69 19 9,352.8 86.0 0.9%
Marathon 14,553 53,808 1,526 186 34 10,800.7 138.0 1.3%
Marinette 4,116 19,601 444 66 3 10,054.2 161.2 1.6%
Marquette 1,370 6,483 186 22 5 8,908.8 143.1 1.6%
Menominee 799 3,891 8 11 0 18,233.7 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 105,194 508,768 9,981 1,298 47 11,137.8 137.4 1.2%
Monroe 4,516 19,763 107 37 1 9,817.8 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,420 17,743 530 53 8 11,643.2 139.6 1.2%
Oneida 3,622 15,594 159 69 6 10,085.5 192.1 1.9%
Outagamie 20,523 92,534 2,956 202 16 11,165.9 109.9 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,128 43,831 996 84 7 9,198.7 95.1 1.0%
Pepin 850 3,316 26 7 0 11,566.2 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,921 17,783 974 36 6 9,417.6 86.5 0.9%
Polk 4,382 20,500 124 46 7 9,981.8 104.8 1.0%
Portage 6,707 27,891 569 68 4 9,484.0 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,226 5,855 106 7 0 8,878.9 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,539 102,583 3,029 341 28 11,034.2 174.7 1.6%
Richland 1,302 8,276 72 15 0 7,350.9 84.7 1.2%
Rock 15,846 79,046 1,866 168 22 9,887.4 104.8 1.1%
Rusk 1,296 5,309 52 17 1 8,917.0 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,779 35,619 279 47 6 9,219.0 75.0 0.8%
Sawyer 1,664 8,691 52 25 1 10,042.9 150.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,679 18,269 573 72 11 11,340.3 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,682 49,680 907 140 10 11,947.8 122.3 1.0%
St. Croix 7,706 38,424 1,692 50 7 8,740.0 56.7 0.6%
Taylor 1,865 6,206 234 24 8 9,062.2 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,531 12,824 105 41 3 12,038.0 139.8 1.2%
Vernon 1,911 13,030 71 39 3 6,309.6 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,237 9,365 146 39 2 10,329.7 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,391 43,716 2,796 136 23 9,151.7 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,444 6,935 83 18 2 9,108.7 113.5 1.2%
Washington 14,584 57,510 2,032 151 11 10,844.3 112.3 1.0%
Waukesha 43,556 185,907 4,907 523 51 10,926.1 131.2 1.2%
Waupaca 4,876 21,607 1,118 118 44 9,425.7 228.1 2.4%
Waushara 2,154 11,279 330 34 3 8,864.9 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,057 85,937 3,067 195 21 10,662.9 115.2 1.1%
Wood 7,005 33,592 491 81 13 9,462.9 109.4 1.2%

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