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550 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 4 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 16th, 2021 05:35 am
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 550 new COVID-19 cases Saturday from 4,308 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 3,136, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 28,021, 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 11.19%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 12.09%. 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 325 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 1 from the day prior and an increase of 2 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 293.

The state reported 65 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,189 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 411 in the past week.

DHS reported 4 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,958 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 8.67, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.30.

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 13,332.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,316.5). 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, 11,249.9 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,242.0) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,481.2 (up from 10,471.7).

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 1,751 8,731 196 12 5 8,543.5 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,264 7,633 99 15 0 7,968.2 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,827 20,361 158 82 1 12,700.5 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,152 7,335 125 19 0 7,577.0 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,664 138,823 3,613 244 45 12,163.1 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,368 5,620 34 7 0 10,126.6 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,397 6,542 143 22 0 9,043.8 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,807 22,777 673 51 5 11,281.0 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,405 30,673 192 94 2 11,530.7 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,266 11,488 403 59 4 9,401.0 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,459 28,598 401 57 12 9,555.7 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,723 7,838 61 18 0 10,407.7 108.7 1.0%
Dane 44,754 349,219 1,498 306 23 8,468.2 57.9 0.7%
Dodge 11,893 43,216 928 165 21 13,332.2 185.0 1.4%
Door 2,615 14,961 220 22 7 9,322.3 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,067 20,214 807 39 18 9,269.7 88.9 1.0%
Dunn 4,662 19,983 406 32 0 10,411.6 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,551 52,210 354 107 12 11,226.2 104.0 0.9%
Florence 448 1,680 54 13 0 10,133.5 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,456 47,844 1,243 111 10 12,049.6 107.4 0.9%
Forest 961 4,589 79 23 3 10,466.1 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,921 24,466 778 85 7 9,395.9 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,506 17,809 123 18 6 9,510.6 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,577 8,306 440 19 3 8,261.7 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,033 11,714 88 10 1 8,542.4 42.0 0.5%
Iron 578 2,732 119 21 19 9,890.5 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,641 9,712 62 26 2 12,793.1 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,405 38,155 1,206 110 23 9,926.2 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,187 15,073 114 22 6 11,844.1 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,731 78,692 2,723 308 16 9,350.8 183.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,354 7,912 351 26 9 11,402.8 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,817 58,809 797 87 1 10,831.3 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,566 6,971 153 9 1 9,275.6 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,009 7,565 170 32 14 10,158.3 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,064 11,439 216 64 28 10,772.8 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,581 32,583 1,255 70 19 9,446.3 87.2 0.9%
Marathon 14,712 54,748 1,545 188 37 10,918.7 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,181 19,951 464 65 4 10,213.0 158.8 1.6%
Marquette 1,379 6,559 186 23 5 8,967.4 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,974 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,253 517,360 10,120 1,320 48 11,249.9 139.8 1.2%
Monroe 4,559 20,082 107 37 1 9,911.3 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,475 18,032 559 55 9 11,788.1 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,639 15,796 159 71 6 10,132.8 197.7 2.0%
Outagamie 20,678 94,140 2,991 206 16 11,250.3 112.1 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,201 44,594 1,002 89 7 9,281.3 100.7 1.1%
Pepin 860 3,361 27 7 0 11,702.3 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,992 18,326 965 37 6 9,588.1 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,576 20,849 133 52 8 10,423.7 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,772 28,269 575 68 4 9,575.9 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,233 5,937 106 7 0 8,929.6 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,884 104,087 3,115 350 29 11,210.9 179.3 1.6%
Richland 1,307 8,326 73 15 0 7,379.2 84.7 1.1%
Rock 16,137 80,194 1,921 174 24 10,068.9 108.6 1.1%
Rusk 1,326 5,415 60 17 1 9,123.4 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,862 35,909 277 48 6 9,351.4 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,710 8,815 80 26 1 10,320.5 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,712 18,552 582 72 11 11,420.3 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,762 50,480 910 142 11 12,017.6 124.0 1.0%
St. Croix 7,960 40,730 1,686 54 7 9,028.1 61.2 0.7%
Taylor 1,874 6,284 236 24 8 9,105.9 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,545 12,990 106 42 3 12,085.8 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,929 13,129 71 39 3 6,369.1 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,266 9,543 146 39 2 10,463.6 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,494 44,376 2,856 136 23 9,252.1 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,479 7,080 87 20 2 9,329.5 126.2 1.4%
Washington 14,726 58,471 2,055 154 14 10,949.8 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,836 188,946 4,947 534 52 10,996.3 134.0 1.2%
Waupaca 4,899 21,900 1,131 120 44 9,470.1 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,167 11,412 341 34 3 8,918.4 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,189 87,074 3,096 197 22 10,740.9 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,088 34,179 496 80 14 9,575.0 108.1 1.1%

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