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308 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported no COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 9th, 2021 03:45 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 308 new COVID-19 cases Sunday from 3,809 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 3,871, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 30,250, 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 12.80%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 13.79%. 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 316 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an decrease of 7 from the day prior and an increase of 1 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 290.

The state reported 30 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 29,808 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 396 in the past week.

DHS reported no 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 7.73, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 4.93.

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 13,284.0). 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, 11,200.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,192.9) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,432.3 (up from 10,427.0).

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 1,736 8,637 195 12 5 8,470.4 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,262 7,593 96 15 0 7,955.6 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,797 20,252 155 82 1 12,635.1 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,144 7,280 122 19 0 7,524.3 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,552 137,809 3,572 244 45 12,120.0 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,354 5,586 34 7 0 10,022.9 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,372 6,468 141 22 0 8,882.0 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,777 22,627 670 50 5 11,222.7 97.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,370 30,514 192 94 2 11,476.2 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,253 11,428 402 58 4 9,363.6 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,424 28,442 395 57 12 9,494.5 99.8 1.1%
Crawford 1,715 7,798 61 17 0 10,359.4 102.7 1.0%
Dane 44,596 346,762 1,495 304 23 8,438.3 57.5 0.7%
Dodge 11,850 43,003 921 164 21 13,284.0 183.8 1.4%
Door 2,605 14,829 219 22 6 9,286.7 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,039 20,117 783 36 18 9,205.9 82.1 0.9%
Dunn 4,647 19,865 404 32 0 10,378.1 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,516 51,982 352 107 12 11,192.2 104.0 0.9%
Florence 446 1,672 55 12 0 10,088.2 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,383 47,494 1,238 111 10 11,979.0 107.4 0.9%
Forest 960 4,559 79 23 3 10,455.2 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,905 24,389 777 85 7 9,365.3 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,499 17,693 121 18 6 9,491.6 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,572 8,251 439 19 3 8,235.5 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,024 11,642 88 10 1 8,504.6 42.0 0.5%
Iron 577 2,722 119 21 19 9,873.4 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,630 9,684 62 26 2 12,739.8 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,371 37,902 1,200 109 23 9,886.0 128.7 1.3%
Juneau 3,171 15,025 113 22 5 11,784.6 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,624 78,000 2,714 308 16 9,287.2 183.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,344 7,857 344 26 9 11,354.4 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,746 58,393 791 86 1 10,771.3 72.7 0.7%
Lafayette 1,560 6,927 153 8 1 9,240.1 47.4 0.5%
Langlade 1,998 7,514 167 32 14 10,102.6 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,060 11,367 214 64 28 10,758.7 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,549 32,363 1,240 69 19 9,406.4 86.0 0.9%
Marathon 14,651 54,314 1,534 188 37 10,873.5 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,142 19,757 458 66 4 10,117.7 161.2 1.6%
Marquette 1,374 6,524 188 23 5 8,934.8 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 803 3,930 8 11 0 18,325.0 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 105,789 513,162 10,063 1,304 47 11,200.8 138.1 1.2%
Monroe 4,536 19,940 107 37 1 9,861.3 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,450 17,892 553 55 9 11,722.2 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,631 15,701 159 71 6 10,110.5 197.7 2.0%
Outagamie 20,600 93,379 2,975 206 16 11,207.8 112.1 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,165 44,248 1,000 87 7 9,240.6 98.5 1.1%
Pepin 854 3,338 26 7 0 11,620.6 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,969 18,132 962 37 6 9,532.8 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,491 20,687 129 48 8 10,230.1 109.3 1.1%
Portage 6,748 28,086 571 68 4 9,542.0 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,230 5,897 106 7 0 8,907.9 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,716 103,218 3,074 347 28 11,124.8 177.8 1.6%
Richland 1,304 8,306 73 15 0 7,362.2 84.7 1.2%
Rock 16,003 79,669 1,904 170 23 9,985.3 106.1 1.1%
Rusk 1,314 5,362 55 17 1 9,040.9 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,822 35,775 278 48 6 9,287.6 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,686 8,758 56 25 1 10,175.6 150.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,695 18,435 580 72 11 11,379.1 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,738 50,102 907 142 11 11,996.7 124.0 1.0%
St. Croix 7,826 40,004 1,695 53 7 8,876.1 60.1 0.7%
Taylor 1,870 6,247 235 24 8 9,086.5 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,537 12,919 106 42 3 12,058.5 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,921 13,070 71 39 3 6,342.7 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,249 9,455 146 39 2 10,385.1 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,457 44,047 2,829 136 23 9,216.0 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,457 7,007 89 19 2 9,190.7 119.9 1.3%
Washington 14,677 58,018 2,042 153 14 10,913.4 113.8 1.0%
Waukesha 43,732 187,402 4,940 526 52 10,970.2 131.9 1.2%
Waupaca 4,892 21,774 1,123 120 44 9,456.6 232.0 2.5%
Waushara 2,159 11,330 338 34 3 8,885.5 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,135 86,531 3,085 197 22 10,709.0 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,047 33,897 494 80 13 9,519.6 108.1 1.1%

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