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517 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 13 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 11th, 2021 07:28 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 517 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 3,013 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 3,523, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 29,205, 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 12.06%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 13.34%. 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 5 from the day prior and an increase of 1 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 288.

The state reported 70 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 29,901 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 374 in the past week.

DHS reported 13 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,917 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,307 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 8.00, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.07.

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 18,347.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 18,325.0). Dodge County has recorded 13,297.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,289.6). Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Juneau, Oconto, Pepin, Chippewa, Shawano, Kewaunee, Calumet and Outagamie are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 11,213.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,207.0) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,444.8 (up from 10,435.9).

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 1,738 8,657 195 12 5 8,480.1 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,263 7,606 97 15 0 7,961.9 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,803 20,287 156 82 1 12,648.2 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,144 7,286 122 19 0 7,524.3 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,592 138,020 3,580 244 45 12,135.4 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,360 5,597 34 7 0 10,067.4 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,377 6,493 143 22 0 8,914.4 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,788 22,661 672 50 5 11,244.1 97.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,375 30,536 192 94 2 11,484.0 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,256 11,437 402 58 4 9,372.2 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,432 28,480 397 57 12 9,508.5 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,721 7,805 61 17 0 10,395.7 102.7 1.0%
Dane 44,622 347,269 1,494 305 23 8,443.2 57.7 0.7%
Dodge 11,862 43,025 921 164 21 13,297.5 183.8 1.4%
Door 2,605 14,865 219 22 6 9,286.7 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,049 20,140 789 36 18 9,228.7 82.1 0.9%
Dunn 4,652 19,884 406 32 0 10,389.3 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,520 52,026 353 107 12 11,196.1 104.0 0.9%
Florence 446 1,674 55 12 0 10,088.2 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,410 47,570 1,237 111 10 12,005.1 107.4 0.9%
Forest 960 4,569 79 23 3 10,455.2 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,908 24,412 777 85 7 9,371.1 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,500 17,715 121 18 6 9,494.4 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,573 8,263 439 19 3 8,240.8 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,028 11,662 88 10 1 8,521.4 42.0 0.5%
Iron 578 2,723 119 21 19 9,890.5 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,630 9,695 62 26 2 12,739.8 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,386 37,950 1,201 109 23 9,903.7 128.7 1.3%
Juneau 3,174 15,021 113 22 5 11,795.7 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,651 78,113 2,707 308 16 9,303.3 183.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,347 7,872 350 26 9 11,368.9 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,770 58,501 792 86 1 10,791.6 72.7 0.7%
Lafayette 1,563 6,937 152 8 1 9,257.8 47.4 0.5%
Langlade 2,000 7,531 167 32 14 10,112.8 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,062 11,390 214 64 28 10,765.8 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,556 32,405 1,246 70 19 9,415.1 87.2 0.9%
Marathon 14,660 54,438 1,539 188 37 10,880.1 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,160 19,783 459 66 4 10,161.7 161.2 1.6%
Marquette 1,374 6,532 188 23 5 8,934.8 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,948 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 105,909 513,916 10,078 1,307 47 11,213.5 138.4 1.2%
Monroe 4,541 19,967 107 37 1 9,872.2 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,458 17,925 554 55 9 11,743.3 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,631 15,735 160 71 6 10,110.5 197.7 2.0%
Outagamie 20,620 93,559 2,977 206 16 11,218.7 112.1 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,174 44,327 1,001 87 7 9,250.8 98.5 1.1%
Pepin 855 3,345 26 7 0 11,634.2 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,978 18,236 962 37 6 9,554.5 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,501 20,693 135 49 8 10,252.8 111.6 1.1%
Portage 6,759 28,139 569 68 4 9,557.5 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,230 5,911 106 7 0 8,907.9 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,760 103,307 3,085 347 29 11,147.4 177.8 1.6%
Richland 1,303 8,316 74 15 0 7,356.6 84.7 1.2%
Rock 16,032 79,788 1,903 172 23 10,003.4 107.3 1.1%
Rusk 1,314 5,370 55 17 1 9,040.9 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,825 35,746 276 48 6 9,292.3 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,688 8,774 59 25 1 10,187.7 150.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,700 18,467 581 72 11 11,391.2 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,740 50,164 911 142 11 11,998.4 124.0 1.0%
St. Croix 7,869 40,383 1,684 53 7 8,924.9 60.1 0.7%
Taylor 1,870 6,252 236 24 8 9,086.5 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,538 12,938 106 42 3 12,061.9 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,921 13,073 71 39 3 6,342.7 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,251 9,483 146 39 2 10,394.3 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,470 44,108 2,832 136 23 9,228.7 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,462 7,023 88 20 2 9,222.2 126.2 1.4%
Washington 14,692 58,116 2,045 154 14 10,924.6 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,749 187,765 4,940 529 52 10,974.5 132.7 1.2%
Waupaca 4,894 21,802 1,126 120 44 9,460.5 232.0 2.5%
Waushara 2,161 11,343 340 34 3 8,893.7 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,163 86,648 3,081 197 22 10,725.5 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,063 33,958 494 80 13 9,541.2 108.1 1.1%

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