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639 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 13 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 5th, 2021 04:41 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 639 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday from 5,026 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 4,384, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 30,340, 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 14.45%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 14.07%. 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 336 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 10 from the day prior and a decrease of 6 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 235.

The state reported 73 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 29,600 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 418 in the past week.

DHS reported 13 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,863 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,300 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 7.43, 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 13,249.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,238.0). Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Juneau, Oconto, Pepin, Chippewa, Shawano, Kewaunee, Calumet, Outagamie and Eau Claire are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 11,157.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,145.4) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,394.9 (up from 10,383.9).

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 1,719 8,542 186 12 5 8,387.4 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,251 7,525 96 15 0 7,886.3 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,745 20,156 153 82 1 12,521.8 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,138 7,237 120 19 0 7,484.9 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,476 137,072 3,534 241 42 12,090.9 92.6 0.8%
Buffalo 1,352 5,559 34 7 0 10,008.1 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,359 6,439 141 22 0 8,797.8 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,758 22,502 668 48 5 11,185.8 93.2 0.8%
Chippewa 7,351 30,405 192 94 2 11,446.6 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,241 11,364 403 58 4 9,329.0 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,386 28,315 392 57 12 9,428.0 99.8 1.1%
Crawford 1,710 7,777 59 17 0 10,329.2 102.7 1.0%
Dane 44,404 344,813 1,484 302 23 8,402.0 57.1 0.7%
Dodge 11,819 42,870 926 164 21 13,249.3 183.8 1.4%
Door 2,594 14,760 219 22 6 9,247.4 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,015 20,014 770 34 17 9,151.2 77.5 0.8%
Dunn 4,633 19,758 403 32 0 10,346.8 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,498 51,762 353 107 12 11,174.7 104.0 0.9%
Florence 446 1,665 55 12 0 10,088.2 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,349 47,221 1,231 111 10 11,946.1 107.4 0.9%
Forest 959 4,522 79 23 3 10,444.3 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,895 24,307 772 85 5 9,346.2 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,497 17,620 119 18 6 9,486.2 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,570 8,201 439 19 3 8,225.1 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,016 11,592 88 10 1 8,470.9 42.0 0.5%
Iron 576 2,703 117 21 19 9,856.3 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,624 9,647 62 26 2 12,710.7 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,346 37,721 1,190 109 23 9,856.5 128.7 1.3%
Juneau 3,152 14,961 112 22 5 11,714.0 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,559 77,597 2,692 307 16 9,248.6 182.5 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,343 7,826 337 26 9 11,349.5 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,744 58,050 790 83 1 10,769.6 70.1 0.7%
Lafayette 1,556 6,894 152 8 1 9,216.4 47.4 0.5%
Langlade 1,993 7,477 166 32 14 10,077.4 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,049 11,308 214 64 28 10,720.1 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,523 32,185 1,232 69 19 9,374.0 86.0 0.9%
Marathon 14,578 53,997 1,528 187 35 10,819.3 138.8 1.3%
Marinette 4,136 19,653 451 66 4 10,103.1 161.2 1.6%
Marquette 1,371 6,494 188 23 5 8,915.3 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 799 3,912 8 11 0 18,233.7 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 105,379 510,068 10,021 1,300 47 11,157.4 137.6 1.2%
Monroe 4,524 19,830 107 37 1 9,835.2 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,434 17,790 543 53 8 11,680.1 139.6 1.2%
Oneida 3,625 15,650 159 69 6 10,093.8 192.1 1.9%
Outagamie 20,559 92,821 2,972 204 16 11,185.5 111.0 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,150 43,964 994 85 7 9,223.6 96.2 1.0%
Pepin 850 3,325 26 7 0 11,566.2 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,932 17,821 973 37 6 9,444.0 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,446 20,538 125 47 7 10,127.6 107.1 1.1%
Portage 6,723 27,978 567 68 4 9,506.6 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,226 5,871 106 7 0 8,878.9 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,598 102,829 3,051 344 28 11,064.4 176.2 1.6%
Richland 1,303 8,296 73 15 0 7,356.6 84.7 1.2%
Rock 15,909 79,234 1,871 169 22 9,926.7 105.5 1.1%
Rusk 1,304 5,318 53 17 1 8,972.1 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,789 35,638 277 47 6 9,234.9 75.0 0.8%
Sawyer 1,666 8,704 54 25 1 10,054.9 150.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,684 18,330 575 72 11 11,352.4 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,698 49,815 899 141 10 11,961.8 123.1 1.0%
St. Croix 7,755 38,502 1,698 52 7 8,795.6 59.0 0.7%
Taylor 1,868 6,217 234 24 8 9,076.8 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,533 12,865 105 41 3 12,044.9 139.8 1.2%
Vernon 1,912 13,048 71 39 3 6,312.9 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,243 9,399 146 39 2 10,357.4 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,423 43,835 2,821 136 23 9,182.9 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,446 6,966 84 19 2 9,121.3 119.9 1.3%
Washington 14,624 57,687 2,031 151 12 10,874.0 112.3 1.0%
Waukesha 43,663 186,482 4,930 525 52 10,952.9 131.7 1.2%
Waupaca 4,881 21,670 1,120 119 44 9,435.3 230.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,157 11,296 335 34 3 8,877.3 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,089 86,135 3,064 195 21 10,681.8 115.2 1.1%
Wood 7,013 33,715 492 80 13 9,473.7 108.1 1.1%

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