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485 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 18 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 13th, 2021 06:02 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 485 new COVID-19 cases Thursday from 5,048 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 3,260, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 29,297, 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 11.13%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 12.63%. 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 317 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 11 from the day prior and a decrease of 6 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 317.

The state reported 76 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,059 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 391 in the past week.

DHS reported 18 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,953 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,320 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 8.77, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.13.

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 (unchanged). Dodge County has recorded 13,312.0 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,304.2). 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, 11,230.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,222.4) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,462.9 (up from 10,454.5).

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 13th and excluding the four days prior, indicates the city has a substantial transmission level (80.3) with regards to new cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days (50-99 is substantial transmission).

The city has low transmission based on the positive test rate (4.0%). Low transmission is defined as less than 5%.

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 38.2%. 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 1,748 8,693 197 12 5 8,528.9 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,264 7,616 98 15 0 7,968.2 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,812 20,322 157 82 1 12,667.8 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,147 7,314 125 19 0 7,544.1 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,636 138,466 3,587 244 45 12,152.3 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,364 5,606 34 7 0 10,097.0 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,387 6,519 144 22 0 8,979.1 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,797 22,725 672 51 5 11,261.6 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,390 30,598 192 94 2 11,507.3 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,260 11,468 402 59 4 9,383.7 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,445 28,547 397 57 12 9,531.2 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,722 7,824 61 18 0 10,401.7 108.7 1.0%
Dane 44,667 348,077 1,498 306 23 8,451.7 57.9 0.7%
Dodge 11,875 43,141 923 164 21 13,312.0 183.8 1.4%
Door 2,611 14,922 219 22 7 9,308.0 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,059 20,175 797 39 18 9,251.5 88.9 1.0%
Dunn 4,660 19,930 406 32 0 10,407.1 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,534 52,104 353 107 12 11,209.7 104.0 0.9%
Florence 447 1,676 54 12 0 10,110.8 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,426 47,711 1,240 111 10 12,020.5 107.4 0.9%
Forest 960 4,578 79 23 3 10,455.2 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,912 24,442 779 85 7 9,378.7 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,501 17,774 121 18 6 9,497.1 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,574 8,289 440 19 3 8,246.0 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,030 11,694 88 10 1 8,529.8 42.0 0.5%
Iron 578 2,727 119 21 19 9,890.5 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,640 9,709 62 26 2 12,788.2 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,393 38,071 1,207 110 23 9,912.0 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,180 15,038 114 22 6 11,818.0 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,694 78,456 2,717 308 16 9,328.8 183.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,352 7,897 352 26 9 11,393.1 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,794 58,674 796 87 1 10,811.9 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,564 6,959 152 9 1 9,263.8 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,006 7,553 171 32 14 10,143.1 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,063 11,423 214 64 28 10,769.3 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,570 32,526 1,251 70 19 9,432.6 87.2 0.9%
Marathon 14,688 54,619 1,542 188 37 10,900.9 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,167 19,885 464 66 4 10,178.8 161.2 1.6%
Marquette 1,376 6,550 187 23 5 8,947.8 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,948 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,069 515,924 10,110 1,320 48 11,230.4 139.8 1.2%
Monroe 4,548 20,025 107 37 1 9,887.4 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,466 17,983 560 55 9 11,764.4 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,635 15,772 160 71 6 10,121.7 197.7 2.0%
Outagamie 20,649 93,894 2,983 206 16 11,234.5 112.1 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,189 44,497 1,003 89 7 9,267.8 100.7 1.1%
Pepin 857 3,347 26 7 0 11,661.5 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,985 18,290 964 37 6 9,571.3 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,548 20,817 135 52 8 10,359.9 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,763 28,202 574 68 4 9,563.2 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,232 5,926 106 7 0 8,922.4 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,842 103,856 3,102 348 29 11,189.4 178.3 1.6%
Richland 1,303 8,313 74 15 0 7,356.6 84.7 1.2%
Rock 16,075 79,979 1,916 175 23 10,030.3 109.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,316 5,402 58 17 1 9,054.6 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,838 35,808 277 48 6 9,313.1 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,695 8,792 63 26 1 10,229.9 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,707 18,502 580 72 11 11,408.1 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,759 50,355 907 142 11 12,015.0 124.0 1.0%
St. Croix 7,927 40,619 1,684 53 7 8,990.7 60.1 0.7%
Taylor 1,871 6,274 236 24 8 9,091.4 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,543 12,957 106 42 3 12,079.0 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,925 13,102 71 39 3 6,355.9 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,260 9,516 146 39 2 10,435.9 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,488 44,288 2,839 136 23 9,246.2 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,468 7,054 89 20 2 9,260.1 126.2 1.4%
Washington 14,710 58,329 2,051 154 14 10,937.9 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,784 188,490 4,940 532 52 10,983.3 133.5 1.2%
Waupaca 4,897 21,848 1,128 120 44 9,466.3 232.0 2.5%
Waushara 2,164 11,398 343 34 3 8,906.1 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,176 86,887 3,093 197 22 10,733.2 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,077 34,068 495 80 14 9,560.2 108.1 1.1%

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