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525 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 20 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 8th, 2021 06:50 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 525 new COVID-19 cases Saturday from 3,564 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 3,968, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 30,734, 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 12.91%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 13.88%. 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, an decrease of 4 from the day prior and a decrease of 14 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 286.

The state reported 47 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 29,778 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 396 in the past week.

DHS reported 20 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,904 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,304 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 7.90, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.23.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 17th 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 13,273.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,265.0). Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Juneau, Oconto, Pepin, Chippewa, Shawano, Kewaunee, Calumet and Outagamie are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 11,192.9 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,182.0) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,427.0 (up from 10,417.9).

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 1,728 8,599 196 12 5 8,431.3 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,262 7,571 96 15 0 7,955.6 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,779 20,224 155 82 1 12,595.9 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,144 7,265 122 19 0 7,524.3 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,549 137,653 3,562 244 45 12,118.9 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,354 5,575 34 7 0 10,022.9 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,370 6,465 141 22 0 8,869.0 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,776 22,606 670 50 5 11,220.8 97.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,370 30,489 191 94 2 11,476.2 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,253 11,411 402 58 4 9,363.6 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,421 28,404 395 57 12 9,489.2 99.8 1.1%
Crawford 1,715 7,794 61 17 0 10,359.4 102.7 1.0%
Dane 44,559 346,356 1,495 304 23 8,431.3 57.5 0.7%
Dodge 11,841 42,962 922 164 21 13,273.9 183.8 1.4%
Door 2,601 14,813 219 22 6 9,272.4 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,039 20,079 783 36 18 9,205.9 82.1 0.9%
Dunn 4,642 19,847 404 32 0 10,366.9 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,512 51,941 354 107 12 11,188.3 104.0 0.9%
Florence 446 1,667 55 12 0 10,088.2 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,383 47,420 1,238 111 10 11,979.0 107.4 0.9%
Forest 960 4,557 79 23 3 10,455.2 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,904 24,377 776 85 7 9,363.4 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,499 17,681 121 18 6 9,491.6 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,573 8,237 439 19 3 8,240.8 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,024 11,633 88 10 1 8,504.6 42.0 0.5%
Iron 577 2,717 119 21 19 9,873.4 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,628 9,682 62 26 2 12,730.1 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,371 37,856 1,200 109 23 9,886.0 128.7 1.3%
Juneau 3,167 15,000 112 22 5 11,769.7 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,617 77,886 2,708 308 16 9,283.1 183.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,344 7,848 344 26 9 11,354.4 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,741 58,348 790 86 1 10,767.1 72.7 0.7%
Lafayette 1,556 6,923 153 8 1 9,216.4 47.4 0.5%
Langlade 1,997 7,501 167 32 14 10,097.6 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,059 11,349 214 64 28 10,755.2 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,549 32,320 1,240 69 19 9,406.4 86.0 0.9%
Marathon 14,630 54,260 1,534 188 37 10,857.9 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,142 19,715 458 66 4 10,117.7 161.2 1.6%
Marquette 1,374 6,517 188 23 5 8,934.8 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 803 3,930 8 11 0 18,325.0 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 105,715 512,443 10,062 1,304 47 11,192.9 138.1 1.2%
Monroe 4,534 19,914 107 37 1 9,857.0 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,449 17,870 550 55 9 11,719.6 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,630 15,688 159 71 6 10,107.8 197.7 2.0%
Outagamie 20,597 93,287 2,975 206 16 11,206.2 112.1 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,160 44,181 1,000 87 7 9,234.9 98.5 1.1%
Pepin 854 3,338 26 7 0 11,620.6 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,967 18,108 962 37 6 9,528.0 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,491 20,676 129 48 8 10,230.1 109.3 1.1%
Portage 6,748 28,067 571 68 4 9,542.0 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,230 5,890 106 7 0 8,907.9 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,704 103,072 3,070 347 28 11,118.7 177.8 1.6%
Richland 1,304 8,303 73 15 0 7,362.2 84.7 1.2%
Rock 15,981 79,559 1,901 170 23 9,971.6 106.1 1.1%
Rusk 1,313 5,349 55 17 1 9,034.0 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,813 35,732 278 48 6 9,273.2 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,684 8,745 56 25 1 10,163.6 150.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,695 18,424 580 72 11 11,379.1 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,727 50,026 904 142 11 11,987.1 124.0 1.0%
St. Croix 7,817 39,969 1,695 53 7 8,865.9 60.1 0.7%
Taylor 1,869 6,242 235 24 8 9,081.6 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,537 12,909 106 42 3 12,058.5 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,916 13,061 71 39 3 6,326.1 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,249 9,440 146 39 2 10,385.1 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,458 43,982 2,829 136 23 9,217.0 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,456 6,998 89 19 2 9,184.4 119.9 1.3%
Washington 14,670 57,933 2,042 153 14 10,908.2 113.8 1.0%
Waukesha 43,732 187,203 4,940 526 52 10,970.2 131.9 1.2%
Waupaca 4,891 21,762 1,123 120 44 9,454.7 232.0 2.5%
Waushara 2,159 11,318 338 34 3 8,885.5 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,136 86,438 3,085 197 22 10,709.6 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,045 33,853 494 80 13 9,516.9 108.1 1.1%

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