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481 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 13 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 18th, 2021 07:13 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 481 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 3,996 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,935, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 28,880, 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 10.16%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 11.12%. 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, a decrease of 5 from the day prior and a decrease of 11 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 326.

The state reported 95 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,345 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 444 in the past week.

DHS reported 13 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,971 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,322 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 8.73, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 4.90.

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 13,345.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,333.3). 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, 11,266.0 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,260.3) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,495.6 (up from 10,487.3).

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 1,755 8,761 194 12 5 8,563.1 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,267 7,660 101 15 0 7,987.1 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,837 20,424 160 82 1 12,722.3 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,152 7,361 125 19 0 7,577.0 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,689 139,244 3,617 244 45 12,172.7 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,369 5,630 34 7 0 10,134.0 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,401 6,561 143 22 0 9,069.7 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,810 22,826 676 51 5 11,286.8 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,416 30,770 191 94 2 11,547.8 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,270 11,515 404 59 4 9,412.5 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,465 28,669 402 57 12 9,566.2 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,723 7,853 61 18 0 10,407.7 108.7 1.0%
Dane 44,795 350,147 1,501 307 23 8,475.9 58.1 0.7%
Dodge 11,905 43,312 930 165 21 13,345.7 185.0 1.4%
Door 2,618 15,011 220 22 7 9,333.0 78.4 0.8%
Douglas 4,077 20,263 807 39 18 9,292.5 88.9 1.0%
Dunn 4,668 20,032 407 32 0 10,425.0 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,559 52,328 353 107 12 11,234.0 104.0 0.9%
Florence 448 1,680 54 13 0 10,133.5 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,471 48,264 1,244 111 10 12,064.1 107.4 0.9%
Forest 961 4,604 79 23 3 10,466.1 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,923 24,512 778 85 7 9,399.7 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,506 17,836 123 18 6 9,510.6 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,580 8,332 440 19 3 8,277.5 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,036 11,731 89 10 1 8,555.0 42.0 0.5%
Iron 580 2,738 120 21 19 9,924.7 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,642 9,728 62 26 2 12,797.9 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,411 38,232 1,209 110 23 9,933.3 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,198 15,098 114 22 6 11,884.9 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,762 79,297 2,734 309 16 9,369.3 183.7 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,354 7,939 351 26 9 11,402.8 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,829 58,995 803 87 1 10,841.4 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,566 6,988 154 9 1 9,275.6 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,011 7,582 170 32 14 10,168.4 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,064 11,462 216 64 28 10,772.8 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,596 32,679 1,255 70 19 9,464.9 87.2 0.9%
Marathon 14,752 54,892 1,550 188 37 10,948.4 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,189 20,013 466 65 4 10,232.5 158.8 1.6%
Marquette 1,380 6,570 186 23 5 8,973.9 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,982 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,405 519,003 10,141 1,322 48 11,266.0 140.0 1.2%
Monroe 4,565 20,134 107 38 1 9,924.3 82.6 0.8%
Oconto 4,487 18,086 559 55 9 11,819.7 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,645 15,835 159 71 6 10,149.5 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,698 94,459 2,997 207 16 11,261.2 112.6 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,213 44,767 1,001 89 7 9,294.9 100.7 1.1%
Pepin 861 3,367 27 7 0 11,715.9 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 4,000 18,381 965 37 6 9,607.3 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,600 20,883 133 52 8 10,478.4 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,789 28,363 576 68 4 9,600.0 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,235 5,961 106 7 0 8,944.1 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,921 104,441 3,120 352 29 11,229.8 180.3 1.6%
Richland 1,309 8,344 74 15 0 7,390.5 84.7 1.1%
Rock 16,192 80,446 1,921 174 24 10,103.3 108.6 1.1%
Rusk 1,338 5,428 63 17 1 9,206.0 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,879 35,961 277 48 6 9,378.5 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,714 8,847 80 26 1 10,344.6 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,712 18,602 582 73 11 11,420.3 176.9 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,769 50,681 915 143 12 12,023.8 124.9 1.0%
St. Croix 7,977 40,855 1,686 55 7 9,047.4 62.4 0.7%
Taylor 1,877 6,298 235 24 8 9,120.5 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,548 13,017 107 42 3 12,096.0 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,931 13,182 71 39 3 6,375.7 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,271 9,565 148 39 2 10,486.7 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,504 44,506 2,862 137 23 9,261.8 133.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,482 7,096 87 20 2 9,348.4 126.2 1.3%
Washington 14,741 58,630 2,057 154 14 10,961.0 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,865 189,596 4,952 535 52 11,003.6 134.2 1.2%
Waupaca 4,904 21,977 1,130 120 44 9,479.8 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,169 11,448 343 34 3 8,926.7 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,217 87,328 3,096 197 22 10,757.4 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,098 34,292 499 80 14 9,588.5 108.1 1.1%

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