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667 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 14 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 6th, 2021 05:43 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 667 new COVID-19 cases Thursday from 5,330 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 4,245, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 30,125, 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 14.09%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 14.09%. 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 323 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 13 from the day prior and a decrease of 6 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 275.

The state reported 68 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 29,668 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 413 in the past week.

DHS reported 14 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,863 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,301 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 7.63, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.57.

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 18,325.0 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 18,233.7). Dodge County has recorded 13,258.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,249.3). Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Juneau, Oconto, Pepin, Chippewa, Shawano, Kewaunee, Outagamie, Calumet and Eau Claire are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 11,171.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,157.4) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,406.5 (up from 10,394.9).

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 May 6th and excluding the four days prior, indicates the city has a high transmission level (110.6) 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 (5.2%). 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 35.2%. 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 1,724 8,560 190 12 5 8,411.8 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,260 7,550 93 15 0 7,943.0 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,750 20,172 154 82 1 12,532.7 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,139 7,251 122 19 0 7,491.4 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,497 137,327 3,538 243 43 12,098.9 93.3 0.8%
Buffalo 1,354 5,563 34 7 0 10,022.9 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,363 6,447 141 22 0 8,823.7 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,762 22,551 667 49 5 11,193.6 95.2 0.9%
Chippewa 7,359 30,441 191 94 2 11,459.0 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,242 11,385 403 58 4 9,331.9 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,398 28,352 393 57 12 9,449.0 99.8 1.1%
Crawford 1,709 7,784 60 17 0 10,323.2 102.7 1.0%
Dane 44,480 345,413 1,483 302 23 8,416.3 57.1 0.7%
Dodge 11,827 42,911 924 164 21 13,258.2 183.8 1.4%
Door 2,597 14,775 219 22 6 9,258.1 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,026 20,034 774 34 17 9,176.3 77.5 0.8%
Dunn 4,638 19,785 404 32 0 10,358.0 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,500 51,828 353 107 12 11,176.7 104.0 0.9%
Florence 446 1,667 55 12 0 10,088.2 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,364 47,315 1,238 111 10 11,960.6 107.4 0.9%
Forest 959 4,534 79 23 3 10,444.3 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,897 24,354 773 85 5 9,350.1 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,497 17,648 121 18 6 9,486.2 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,571 8,221 439 19 3 8,230.3 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,017 11,609 88 10 1 8,475.1 42.0 0.5%
Iron 576 2,708 117 21 19 9,856.3 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,626 9,661 62 26 2 12,720.4 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,356 37,785 1,192 109 23 9,868.3 128.7 1.3%
Juneau 3,154 14,983 112 22 5 11,721.4 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,588 77,732 2,698 308 16 9,265.8 183.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,342 7,841 340 26 9 11,344.7 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,732 58,130 790 84 1 10,759.5 71.0 0.7%
Lafayette 1,556 6,900 152 8 1 9,216.4 47.4 0.5%
Langlade 1,995 7,487 166 32 14 10,087.5 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,052 11,333 214 64 28 10,730.6 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,529 32,220 1,234 69 19 9,381.5 86.0 0.9%
Marathon 14,601 54,114 1,530 187 37 10,836.3 138.8 1.3%
Marinette 4,138 19,692 452 66 4 10,108.0 161.2 1.6%
Marquette 1,371 6,505 188 23 5 8,915.3 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 803 3,926 8 11 0 18,325.0 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 105,510 510,936 10,044 1,301 47 11,171.2 137.7 1.2%
Monroe 4,527 19,852 107 37 1 9,841.7 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,440 17,819 548 54 8 11,695.9 142.2 1.2%
Oneida 3,627 15,675 159 69 6 10,099.4 192.1 1.9%
Outagamie 20,575 92,974 2,972 205 16 11,194.2 111.5 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,155 44,014 996 86 7 9,229.3 97.3 1.1%
Pepin 852 3,332 26 7 0 11,593.4 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,940 17,852 973 37 6 9,463.2 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,468 20,596 126 47 7 10,177.7 107.1 1.1%
Portage 6,736 28,036 571 68 4 9,525.0 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,227 5,876 106 7 0 8,886.2 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,648 102,972 3,063 344 28 11,090.0 176.2 1.6%
Richland 1,303 8,299 73 15 0 7,356.6 84.7 1.2%
Rock 15,938 79,369 1,880 169 22 9,944.8 105.5 1.1%
Rusk 1,304 5,329 54 17 1 8,972.1 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,797 35,693 277 47 6 9,247.7 75.0 0.8%
Sawyer 1,669 8,725 55 25 1 10,073.0 150.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,690 18,369 579 72 11 11,366.9 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,706 49,892 901 142 10 11,968.7 124.0 1.0%
St. Croix 7,779 38,562 1,700 52 7 8,822.8 59.0 0.7%
Taylor 1,869 6,230 234 24 8 9,081.6 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,534 12,875 105 41 3 12,048.3 139.8 1.2%
Vernon 1,913 13,052 71 39 3 6,316.2 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,245 9,413 146 39 2 10,366.6 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,428 43,908 2,827 136 23 9,187.7 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,448 6,971 87 19 2 9,133.9 119.9 1.3%
Washington 14,638 57,780 2,034 152 13 10,884.4 113.0 1.0%
Waukesha 43,671 186,787 4,931 525 52 10,954.9 131.7 1.2%
Waupaca 4,886 21,691 1,121 120 44 9,445.0 232.0 2.5%
Waushara 2,157 11,303 336 34 3 8,877.3 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,103 86,273 3,072 197 21 10,690.1 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,025 33,774 493 80 13 9,489.9 108.1 1.1%

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