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383 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 5 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 19th, 2021 05:12 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 383 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday from 3,827 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,760, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 27,307, 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 10.11%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 10.90%. 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 285 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 31 from the day prior and a decrease of 43 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 357.

The state reported 71 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,416 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 433 in the past week.

DHS reported 5 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,976 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 8.87, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 4.47.

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 13,351.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,345.7). 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, 11,270.9 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,266.0) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,502.2 (up from 10,495.6).

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 1,754 8,776 197 12 5 8,558.2 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,275 7,694 103 15 0 8,037.6 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,841 20,456 160 82 1 12,731.0 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,152 7,379 127 19 0 7,577.0 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,707 139,430 3,619 244 45 12,179.6 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,370 5,629 34 7 0 10,141.4 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,405 6,571 143 22 0 9,095.6 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,815 22,845 676 51 5 11,296.5 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,422 30,786 191 94 2 11,557.1 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,271 11,539 404 59 4 9,415.4 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,467 28,700 402 57 12 9,569.7 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,726 7,872 61 19 0 10,425.9 114.8 1.1%
Dane 44,820 350,582 1,503 307 23 8,480.7 58.1 0.7%
Dodge 11,910 43,354 931 165 21 13,351.3 185.0 1.4%
Door 2,620 15,031 220 23 7 9,340.1 82.0 0.9%
Douglas 4,079 20,338 817 40 18 9,297.1 91.2 1.0%
Dunn 4,670 20,050 408 32 0 10,429.5 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,563 52,382 353 107 12 11,237.9 104.0 0.9%
Florence 448 1,683 54 13 0 10,133.5 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,488 48,338 1,246 111 11 12,080.5 107.4 0.9%
Forest 961 4,606 79 23 3 10,466.1 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,930 24,535 778 85 7 9,413.1 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,510 17,858 123 18 6 9,521.5 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,581 8,340 439 19 3 8,282.7 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,040 11,743 88 10 1 8,571.8 42.0 0.5%
Iron 579 2,742 120 21 19 9,907.6 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,644 9,737 62 26 2 12,807.6 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,415 38,270 1,210 110 23 9,938.0 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,199 15,126 115 22 6 11,888.7 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,781 79,372 2,740 309 16 9,380.6 183.7 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,354 7,948 351 26 9 11,402.8 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,825 59,064 805 87 1 10,838.1 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,566 6,988 154 9 1 9,275.6 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,011 7,600 170 32 14 10,168.4 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,066 11,475 216 64 28 10,779.8 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,601 32,681 1,257 71 19 9,471.2 88.5 0.9%
Marathon 14,767 54,986 1,548 188 37 10,959.5 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,192 20,042 468 65 4 10,239.9 158.8 1.6%
Marquette 1,382 6,584 186 23 5 8,986.9 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,981 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,451 519,535 10,162 1,322 48 11,270.9 140.0 1.2%
Monroe 4,570 20,149 107 38 1 9,935.2 82.6 0.8%
Oconto 4,492 18,102 563 55 9 11,832.9 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,647 15,858 159 71 6 10,155.1 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,709 94,544 2,999 207 16 11,267.1 112.6 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,217 44,816 1,003 89 7 9,299.5 100.7 1.1%
Pepin 861 3,370 27 7 0 11,715.9 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 4,000 18,397 968 37 6 9,607.3 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,603 20,894 133 52 8 10,485.2 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,799 28,389 577 68 4 9,614.1 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,235 5,973 106 7 0 8,944.1 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,940 104,511 3,126 353 29 11,239.6 180.8 1.6%
Richland 1,310 8,355 74 15 0 7,396.1 84.7 1.1%
Rock 16,205 80,564 1,927 174 24 10,111.4 108.6 1.1%
Rusk 1,342 5,433 63 17 1 9,233.5 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,885 36,007 278 48 6 9,388.1 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,715 8,861 81 26 1 10,350.7 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,716 18,622 583 73 11 11,430.0 176.9 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,774 50,766 916 143 12 12,028.1 124.9 1.0%
St. Croix 7,984 40,912 1,689 55 7 9,055.3 62.4 0.7%
Taylor 1,880 6,309 236 24 8 9,135.1 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,551 13,031 106 42 3 12,106.2 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,933 13,193 71 39 3 6,382.3 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,273 9,579 147 39 2 10,495.9 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,508 44,562 2,871 137 23 9,265.7 133.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,484 7,111 87 20 2 9,361.0 126.2 1.3%
Washington 14,742 58,697 2,061 154 14 10,961.7 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,898 189,876 4,977 535 52 11,011.9 134.2 1.2%
Waupaca 4,907 21,998 1,131 120 44 9,485.6 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,169 11,462 348 34 3 8,926.7 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,225 87,416 3,097 197 22 10,762.1 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,102 34,339 499 80 14 9,593.9 108.1 1.1%

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