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662 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 7 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 7th, 2021 03:54 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 662 new COVID-19 cases Friday from 6,158 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 4,118, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 31,801, 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 12.95%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 13.70%. 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 327 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 4 from the day prior and a decrease of 11 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 268.

The state reported 63 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 29,731 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 424 in the past week.

DHS reported 7 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,884 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 7.70, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.73.

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 (unchanged). Dodge County has recorded 13,265.0 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,258.2). 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, 11,182.0 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,171.2) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,417.9 (up from 10,406.5).

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 8,586 198 12 5 8,411.8 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,261 7,561 93 15 0 7,949.3 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,768 20,199 154 82 1 12,571.9 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,140 7,259 122 19 0 7,498.0 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,526 137,515 3,549 244 44 12,110.1 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,354 5,568 34 7 0 10,022.9 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,365 6,460 141 22 0 8,836.7 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,766 22,578 667 49 5 11,201.3 95.2 0.8%
Chippewa 7,366 30,466 190 94 2 11,469.9 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,245 11,396 403 58 4 9,340.5 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,406 28,368 392 57 12 9,463.0 99.8 1.1%
Crawford 1,713 7,792 61 17 0 10,347.3 102.7 1.0%
Dane 44,531 345,835 1,482 302 23 8,426.0 57.1 0.7%
Dodge 11,833 42,939 924 164 21 13,265.0 183.8 1.4%
Door 2,600 14,790 219 22 6 9,268.8 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,031 20,059 780 34 18 9,187.7 77.5 0.8%
Dunn 4,640 19,819 404 32 0 10,362.5 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,509 51,878 353 107 12 11,185.4 104.0 0.9%
Florence 446 1,668 55 12 0 10,088.2 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,375 47,366 1,239 111 10 11,971.2 107.4 0.9%
Forest 960 4,550 79 23 3 10,455.2 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,900 24,371 774 85 5 9,355.8 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,498 17,663 121 18 6 9,488.9 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,571 8,227 440 19 3 8,230.3 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,021 11,622 88 10 1 8,492.0 42.0 0.5%
Iron 577 2,716 118 21 19 9,873.4 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,628 9,678 62 26 2 12,730.1 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,365 37,831 1,196 109 23 9,878.9 128.7 1.3%
Juneau 3,162 14,989 112 22 5 11,751.2 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,606 77,837 2,704 308 16 9,276.5 183.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,342 7,846 343 26 9 11,344.7 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,746 58,250 789 85 1 10,771.3 71.8 0.7%
Lafayette 1,556 6,918 152 8 1 9,216.4 47.4 0.5%
Langlade 1,996 7,491 167 32 14 10,092.5 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,056 11,344 214 64 28 10,744.7 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,542 32,298 1,238 69 19 9,397.7 86.0 0.9%
Marathon 14,611 54,166 1,531 187 37 10,843.8 138.8 1.3%
Marinette 4,141 19,710 455 66 4 10,115.3 161.2 1.6%
Marquette 1,371 6,512 188 23 5 8,915.3 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 803 3,926 8 11 0 18,325.0 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 105,612 511,828 10,055 1,301 47 11,182.0 137.7 1.2%
Monroe 4,529 19,894 107 37 1 9,846.1 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,448 17,838 548 54 8 11,717.0 142.2 1.2%
Oneida 3,630 15,682 159 71 6 10,107.8 197.7 2.0%
Outagamie 20,583 93,138 2,971 205 16 11,198.6 111.5 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,160 44,153 996 86 7 9,234.9 97.3 1.1%
Pepin 853 3,334 26 7 0 11,607.0 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,953 18,089 964 37 6 9,494.4 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,481 20,645 126 47 7 10,207.3 107.1 1.0%
Portage 6,742 28,065 570 68 4 9,533.5 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,230 5,882 106 7 0 8,907.9 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,686 103,042 3,066 345 28 11,109.5 176.7 1.6%
Richland 1,303 8,307 73 15 0 7,356.6 84.7 1.2%
Rock 15,958 79,470 1,887 170 22 9,957.3 106.1 1.1%
Rusk 1,312 5,337 54 17 1 9,027.1 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,808 35,728 278 47 6 9,265.2 75.0 0.8%
Sawyer 1,678 8,740 56 25 1 10,127.3 150.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,692 18,399 579 72 11 11,371.8 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,722 49,984 902 142 11 11,982.7 124.0 1.0%
St. Croix 7,799 39,929 1,698 52 7 8,845.5 59.0 0.7%
Taylor 1,869 6,235 234 24 8 9,081.6 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,536 12,899 105 41 3 12,055.1 139.8 1.2%
Vernon 1,916 13,057 71 39 3 6,326.1 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,247 9,426 146 39 2 10,375.9 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,446 43,958 2,829 136 23 9,205.3 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,453 6,990 90 19 2 9,165.5 119.9 1.3%
Washington 14,655 57,880 2,040 153 14 10,897.0 113.8 1.0%
Waukesha 43,708 187,038 4,937 525 52 10,964.2 131.7 1.2%
Waupaca 4,888 21,730 1,122 120 44 9,448.9 232.0 2.5%
Waushara 2,159 11,307 338 34 3 8,885.5 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,121 86,363 3,079 197 21 10,700.7 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,037 33,805 494 80 13 9,506.1 108.1 1.1%

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