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116 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported no COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 17th, 2021 03:55 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 116 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 2,345 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,971, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 27,897, 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 10.65%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 11.63%. 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 321 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 2 from the day prior and a decrease of 1 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 326.

The state reported 27 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,250 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 419 in the past week.

DHS reported 0 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 8.23, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.17.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 16th 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 13,333.3 cases per 100,000 residents (unchanged). Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Juneau, Oconto, Pepin, Chippewa, Shawano, Kewaunee and Calumet are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 11,260.3 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,255.1) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,487.3 (up from 10,485.3).

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 1,753 8,756 195 12 5 8,553.3 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,267 7,649 99 15 0 7,987.1 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,832 20,406 160 82 1 12,711.4 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,152 7,353 125 19 0 7,577.0 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,670 139,090 3,613 244 45 12,165.4 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,369 5,625 34 7 0 10,134.0 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,399 6,554 143 22 0 9,056.8 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,808 22,813 673 51 5 11,282.9 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,405 30,727 192 94 2 11,530.7 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,270 11,505 403 59 4 9,412.5 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,463 28,646 402 57 12 9,562.7 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,723 7,848 61 18 0 10,407.7 108.7 1.0%
Dane 44,771 349,840 1,498 306 23 8,471.4 57.9 0.7%
Dodge 11,894 43,293 929 165 21 13,333.3 185.0 1.4%
Door 2,616 14,988 220 22 7 9,325.9 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,069 20,245 809 39 18 9,274.3 88.9 1.0%
Dunn 4,666 20,010 406 32 0 10,420.5 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,555 52,271 354 107 12 11,230.1 104.0 0.9%
Florence 448 1,680 54 13 0 10,133.5 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,464 47,938 1,243 111 10 12,057.3 107.4 0.9%
Forest 961 4,591 79 23 3 10,466.1 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,922 24,494 778 85 7 9,397.8 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,506 17,834 123 18 6 9,510.6 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,578 8,319 440 19 3 8,267.0 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,033 11,721 89 10 1 8,542.4 42.0 0.5%
Iron 578 2,736 119 21 19 9,890.5 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,642 9,722 62 26 2 12,797.9 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,406 38,202 1,206 110 23 9,927.4 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,190 15,096 114 22 6 11,855.2 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,740 78,869 2,723 308 16 9,356.2 183.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,354 7,926 351 26 9 11,402.8 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,816 58,919 797 87 1 10,830.5 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,566 6,983 154 9 1 9,275.6 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,009 7,572 170 32 14 10,158.3 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,064 11,449 216 64 28 10,772.8 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,581 32,654 1,255 70 19 9,446.3 87.2 0.9%
Marathon 14,739 54,838 1,547 188 37 10,938.8 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,181 19,992 464 65 4 10,213.0 158.8 1.6%
Marquette 1,379 6,567 186 23 5 8,967.4 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,976 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,351 518,519 10,123 1,320 48 11,260.3 139.8 1.2%
Monroe 4,559 20,114 107 37 1 9,911.3 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,475 18,061 559 55 9 11,788.1 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,644 15,821 159 71 6 10,146.7 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,685 94,309 2,994 206 16 11,254.1 112.1 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,206 44,706 1,002 89 7 9,287.0 100.7 1.1%
Pepin 860 3,364 27 7 0 11,702.3 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,995 18,358 965 37 6 9,595.3 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,576 20,877 133 52 8 10,423.7 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,777 28,308 575 68 4 9,583.0 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,234 5,957 106 7 0 8,936.8 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,897 104,328 3,117 350 29 11,217.6 179.3 1.6%
Richland 1,307 8,331 74 15 0 7,379.2 84.7 1.1%
Rock 16,168 80,412 1,922 174 24 10,088.3 108.6 1.1%
Rusk 1,338 5,424 60 17 1 9,206.0 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,873 35,979 277 48 6 9,368.9 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,711 8,839 81 26 1 10,326.5 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,712 18,575 582 72 11 11,420.3 174.5 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,767 50,624 911 142 11 12,022.0 124.0 1.0%
St. Croix 7,967 40,797 1,685 54 7 9,036.1 61.2 0.7%
Taylor 1,877 6,292 236 24 8 9,120.5 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,547 13,009 106 42 3 12,092.6 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,930 13,164 71 39 3 6,372.4 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,268 9,556 146 39 2 10,472.8 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,494 44,471 2,856 136 23 9,252.1 132.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,481 7,088 87 20 2 9,342.1 126.2 1.4%
Washington 14,730 58,590 2,056 154 14 10,952.8 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,836 189,359 4,947 534 52 10,996.3 134.0 1.2%
Waupaca 4,903 21,941 1,131 120 44 9,477.9 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,168 11,429 341 34 3 8,922.5 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,201 87,233 3,098 197 22 10,747.9 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,094 34,253 502 80 14 9,583.1 108.1 1.1%

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