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406 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 8 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 21st, 2021 03:42 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 406 new COVID-19 cases Friday from 3,571 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,616, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 25,471, 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 10.27%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 10.86%. 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 262 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 7 from the day prior and a decrease of 64 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 364.

The state reported 76 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,555 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 431 in the past week.

DHS reported 8 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,986 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,326 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 8.83, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 4.83.

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 13,364.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,355.8). 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, 11,286.9 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,280.5) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,517.0 (up from 10,510.0).

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 20th and excluding the four days prior, indicates the city has a substantial transmission level (56.3) 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 (3.3%). 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 40.4%. 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. The order is scheduled to be terminated on June 1st.

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 8,796 198 12 5 8,563.1 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,279 7,787 100 15 0 8,062.8 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,848 20,488 161 82 1 12,746.3 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,156 7,418 129 19 0 7,603.3 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,738 139,765 3,629 244 45 12,191.5 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,373 5,641 34 7 0 10,163.6 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,414 6,582 145 22 0 9,153.9 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,819 22,902 677 51 5 11,304.3 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,433 30,822 191 94 2 11,574.3 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,277 11,558 405 59 4 9,432.7 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,481 28,753 402 57 12 9,594.2 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,728 7,885 61 19 0 10,437.9 114.8 1.1%
Dane 44,892 351,315 1,506 308 23 8,494.3 58.3 0.7%
Dodge 11,922 43,407 934 165 21 13,364.7 185.0 1.4%
Door 2,622 15,057 220 23 7 9,347.3 82.0 0.9%
Douglas 4,096 20,471 826 40 18 9,335.8 91.2 1.0%
Dunn 4,674 20,082 408 32 0 10,438.4 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,569 52,465 354 107 12 11,243.7 104.0 0.9%
Florence 448 1,684 55 13 0 10,133.5 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,506 48,442 1,246 111 11 12,097.9 107.4 0.9%
Forest 961 4,618 79 23 3 10,466.1 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,935 24,556 778 85 7 9,422.6 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,514 17,906 123 19 6 9,532.3 51.5 0.5%
Green Lake 1,585 8,360 439 19 3 8,303.6 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,044 11,766 88 10 1 8,588.6 42.0 0.5%
Iron 580 2,746 120 21 19 9,924.7 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,644 9,768 62 26 2 12,807.6 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,421 38,370 1,211 110 23 9,945.1 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,203 15,148 115 22 6 11,903.5 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,801 79,534 2,764 309 17 9,392.4 183.7 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,358 7,979 349 26 9 11,422.2 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,844 59,149 803 87 1 10,854.1 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,570 7,004 154 9 1 9,299.3 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,012 7,618 170 32 14 10,173.4 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,066 11,501 217 64 29 10,779.8 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,609 32,716 1,260 71 19 9,481.1 88.5 0.9%
Marathon 14,787 55,092 1,551 188 37 10,974.4 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,205 20,083 470 65 4 10,271.6 158.8 1.5%
Marquette 1,387 6,610 189 23 5 9,019.4 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,983 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,602 520,761 10,188 1,326 48 11,286.9 140.4 1.2%
Monroe 4,582 20,183 107 38 1 9,961.3 82.6 0.8%
Oconto 4,496 18,145 562 55 9 11,843.4 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,649 15,883 160 71 6 10,160.7 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,741 94,807 3,006 207 16 11,284.5 112.6 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,223 44,915 1,009 89 7 9,306.2 100.7 1.1%
Pepin 862 3,370 27 7 0 11,729.5 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 4,002 18,432 968 37 6 9,612.1 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,618 20,958 133 52 8 10,519.4 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,802 28,420 577 68 4 9,618.3 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,236 5,987 106 7 0 8,951.3 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,972 104,760 3,130 354 29 11,256.0 181.3 1.6%
Richland 1,312 8,361 74 15 0 7,407.4 84.7 1.1%
Rock 16,245 80,753 1,938 175 24 10,136.3 109.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,352 5,445 61 17 1 9,302.3 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,900 36,085 277 48 6 9,412.0 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,721 8,886 86 26 2 10,386.9 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,723 18,662 585 73 11 11,446.9 176.9 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,787 50,940 916 143 12 12,039.5 124.9 1.0%
St. Croix 8,003 41,040 1,694 55 7 9,076.9 62.4 0.7%
Taylor 1,881 6,317 236 24 8 9,139.9 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,554 13,049 106 42 3 12,116.5 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,936 13,223 71 39 3 6,392.2 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,277 9,600 147 39 2 10,514.4 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,517 44,660 2,879 138 23 9,274.5 134.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,486 7,127 87 20 2 9,373.6 126.2 1.3%
Washington 14,747 58,774 2,066 154 14 10,965.5 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,956 190,338 5,005 536 52 11,026.4 134.5 1.2%
Waupaca 4,911 22,049 1,133 120 44 9,493.3 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,175 11,482 355 34 3 8,951.4 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,242 87,580 3,097 197 22 10,772.2 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,122 34,421 500 80 14 9,620.9 108.1 1.1%

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