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448 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 2 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 20th, 2021 05:51 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 448 new COVID-19 cases Thursday from 3,779 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,723, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 26,038, 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 10.46%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 10.81%. 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 269 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 16 from the day prior and a decrease of 48 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 350.

The state reported 63 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,479 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 420 in the past week.

DHS reported 2 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,978 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,323 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 4.73.

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 13,355.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,351.3). 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, 11,280.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,270.9) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,510.0 (up from 10,502.2).

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 8,781 198 12 5 8,558.2 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,276 7,710 102 15 0 8,043.9 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,845 20,473 159 82 1 12,739.8 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,152 7,394 127 19 0 7,577.0 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,723 139,616 3,625 244 45 12,185.7 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,370 5,634 34 7 0 10,141.4 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,407 6,576 145 22 0 9,108.6 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,818 22,878 676 51 5 11,302.4 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,428 30,808 191 94 2 11,566.5 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,275 11,553 404 59 4 9,426.9 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,471 28,725 402 57 12 9,576.7 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,726 7,876 61 19 0 10,425.9 114.8 1.1%
Dane 44,857 351,011 1,505 307 23 8,487.7 58.1 0.7%
Dodge 11,914 43,386 934 165 21 13,355.8 185.0 1.4%
Door 2,622 15,046 220 23 7 9,347.3 82.0 0.9%
Douglas 4,083 20,350 822 40 18 9,306.2 91.2 1.0%
Dunn 4,672 20,061 408 32 0 10,433.9 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,566 52,427 354 107 12 11,240.8 104.0 0.9%
Florence 448 1,682 55 13 0 10,133.5 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,496 48,402 1,246 111 11 12,088.3 107.4 0.9%
Forest 961 4,610 79 23 3 10,466.1 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,933 24,540 778 85 7 9,418.8 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,513 17,875 123 18 6 9,529.6 48.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,581 8,351 439 19 3 8,282.7 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,042 11,752 88 10 1 8,580.2 42.0 0.5%
Iron 580 2,743 120 21 19 9,924.7 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,644 9,748 62 26 2 12,807.6 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,418 38,323 1,209 110 23 9,941.5 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,201 15,144 115 22 6 11,896.1 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,790 79,462 2,757 309 16 9,385.9 183.7 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,358 7,964 349 26 9 11,422.2 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,839 59,103 803 87 1 10,849.9 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,567 6,999 155 9 1 9,281.5 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,012 7,613 170 32 14 10,173.4 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,066 11,496 216 64 28 10,779.8 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,604 32,688 1,258 71 19 9,474.9 88.5 0.9%
Marathon 14,777 55,043 1,552 188 37 10,967.0 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,203 20,069 469 65 4 10,266.7 158.8 1.5%
Marquette 1,385 6,596 188 23 5 9,006.4 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,982 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,542 520,170 10,183 1,323 48 11,280.5 140.1 1.2%
Monroe 4,575 20,165 107 38 1 9,946.1 82.6 0.8%
Oconto 4,493 18,137 564 55 9 11,835.5 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,648 15,878 161 71 6 10,157.9 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,726 94,696 3,002 207 16 11,276.4 112.6 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,220 44,884 1,007 89 7 9,302.9 100.7 1.1%
Pepin 862 3,371 27 7 0 11,729.5 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 4,000 18,416 968 37 6 9,607.3 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,606 20,923 133 52 8 10,492.0 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,802 28,415 577 68 4 9,618.3 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,236 5,979 106 7 0 8,951.3 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,954 104,601 3,128 354 29 11,246.8 181.3 1.6%
Richland 1,310 8,352 74 15 0 7,396.1 84.7 1.1%
Rock 16,232 80,670 1,933 174 24 10,128.2 108.6 1.1%
Rusk 1,343 5,438 61 17 1 9,240.4 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,894 36,049 278 48 6 9,402.4 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,717 8,874 81 26 1 10,362.7 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,721 18,640 584 73 11 11,442.1 176.9 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,783 50,835 915 143 12 12,036.0 124.9 1.0%
St. Croix 7,994 40,985 1,694 55 7 9,066.7 62.4 0.7%
Taylor 1,881 6,317 236 24 8 9,139.9 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,553 13,041 106 42 3 12,113.1 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,934 13,199 71 39 3 6,385.6 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,277 9,584 147 39 2 10,514.4 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,516 44,614 2,875 137 23 9,273.5 133.5 1.4%
Washburn 1,485 7,118 87 20 2 9,367.3 126.2 1.3%
Washington 14,746 58,736 2,065 154 14 10,964.7 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,929 190,105 5,000 535 52 11,019.7 134.2 1.2%
Waupaca 4,909 22,024 1,132 120 44 9,489.5 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,171 11,470 353 34 3 8,934.9 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,233 87,518 3,098 197 22 10,766.8 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,113 34,381 500 80 14 9,608.8 108.1 1.1%

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