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721 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 11 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 4th, 2021 09:19 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 721 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 3,520 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 4,433, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 30,437, 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 14.56%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 14.04%. 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 326 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 11 from the day prior and a decrease of 5 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 235.

The state reported 86 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 29,527 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 424 in the past week.

DHS reported 11 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,850 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,299 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 7.03, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.40.

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 13,238.0 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,232.4). Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Juneau, Oconto, Pepin, Chippewa, Kewaunee, Shawano, Outagamie, Calumet and Eau Claire are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 11,145.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,137.8) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,383.9 (up from 10,371.4).

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.

Correction: The article originally stated there were 349 new cases of COVID-19 reported. This was incorrect. There were 721 new cases reported.

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 1,713 8,529 183 12 5 8,358.1 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,252 7,530 93 15 0 7,892.6 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,740 20,122 153 82 1 12,510.9 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,137 7,235 120 19 0 7,478.3 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,455 136,876 3,519 241 42 12,082.8 92.6 0.8%
Buffalo 1,351 5,562 34 7 0 10,000.7 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,357 6,428 143 22 0 8,784.9 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,753 22,470 668 48 4 11,176.1 93.2 0.8%
Chippewa 7,339 30,365 191 94 2 11,427.9 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,240 11,343 403 58 4 9,326.2 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,375 28,284 390 57 12 9,408.7 99.8 1.1%
Crawford 1,708 7,774 59 17 0 10,317.1 102.7 1.0%
Dane 44,359 344,427 1,479 302 23 8,393.4 57.1 0.7%
Dodge 11,809 42,795 922 163 21 13,238.0 182.7 1.4%
Door 2,592 14,733 219 22 6 9,240.3 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,012 20,011 765 34 17 9,144.4 77.5 0.8%
Dunn 4,625 19,730 404 32 0 10,329.0 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,480 51,713 352 107 12 11,157.2 104.0 0.9%
Florence 446 1,662 55 12 0 10,088.2 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,333 47,144 1,228 111 10 11,930.6 107.4 0.9%
Forest 958 4,517 79 23 3 10,433.5 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,891 24,281 771 85 5 9,338.6 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,490 17,588 119 18 6 9,467.2 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,570 8,198 439 19 3 8,225.1 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,016 11,570 88 10 1 8,470.9 42.0 0.5%
Iron 576 2,701 117 21 19 9,856.3 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,623 9,638 62 26 2 12,705.9 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,338 37,646 1,182 109 23 9,847.1 128.7 1.3%
Juneau 3,145 14,943 112 22 5 11,688.0 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,543 77,455 2,696 307 16 9,239.1 182.5 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,343 7,812 335 26 9 11,349.5 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,731 57,929 786 83 1 10,758.6 70.1 0.7%
Lafayette 1,554 6,885 150 8 1 9,204.5 47.4 0.5%
Langlade 1,993 7,471 166 32 14 10,077.4 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,049 11,289 214 64 28 10,720.1 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,518 32,119 1,232 69 19 9,367.8 86.0 0.9%
Marathon 14,560 53,924 1,528 187 35 10,805.9 138.8 1.3%
Marinette 4,133 19,624 446 66 4 10,095.8 161.2 1.6%
Marquette 1,370 6,484 186 23 5 8,908.8 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 799 3,900 8 11 0 18,233.7 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 105,266 509,255 10,000 1,299 47 11,145.4 137.5 1.2%
Monroe 4,517 19,789 107 37 1 9,820.0 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,428 17,758 541 53 8 11,664.3 139.6 1.2%
Oneida 3,624 15,618 159 69 6 10,091.1 192.1 1.9%
Outagamie 20,545 92,664 2,966 202 16 11,177.9 109.9 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,135 43,876 997 84 7 9,206.7 95.1 1.0%
Pepin 850 3,319 26 7 0 11,566.2 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,928 17,794 972 37 6 9,434.4 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,426 20,515 124 47 7 10,082.0 107.1 1.1%
Portage 6,718 27,946 568 68 4 9,499.6 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,226 5,864 106 7 0 8,878.9 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,570 102,676 3,037 343 28 11,050.0 175.7 1.6%
Richland 1,303 8,280 73 15 0 7,356.6 84.7 1.2%
Rock 15,873 79,100 1,868 168 22 9,904.2 104.8 1.1%
Rusk 1,296 5,312 53 17 1 8,917.0 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,780 35,592 278 47 6 9,220.6 75.0 0.8%
Sawyer 1,667 8,703 53 25 1 10,061.0 150.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,679 18,299 574 72 11 11,340.3 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,697 49,719 899 140 10 11,960.9 122.3 1.0%
St. Croix 7,730 38,451 1,695 51 7 8,767.3 57.8 0.7%
Taylor 1,867 6,210 233 24 8 9,071.9 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,531 12,843 105 41 3 12,038.0 139.8 1.2%
Vernon 1,912 13,041 71 39 3 6,312.9 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,241 9,378 146 39 2 10,348.2 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,414 43,753 2,808 136 23 9,174.1 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,445 6,952 83 18 2 9,115.0 113.5 1.2%
Washington 14,607 57,578 2,031 151 12 10,861.4 112.3 1.0%
Waukesha 43,629 186,092 4,923 523 52 10,944.4 131.2 1.2%
Waupaca 4,880 21,635 1,118 118 44 9,433.4 228.1 2.4%
Waushara 2,154 11,292 332 34 3 8,864.9 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,077 86,011 3,063 195 21 10,674.7 115.2 1.1%
Wood 7,006 33,651 491 80 13 9,464.2 108.1 1.1%

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