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293 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 3 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 22nd, 2021 05:57 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 293 new COVID-19 cases Saturday from 3,891 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,359, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 25,054, 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 9.42%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 10.35%. 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 242 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 20 from the day prior and a decrease of 83 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 346.

The state reported 65 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,620 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 431 in the past week.

DHS reported 3 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,989 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,327 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 8.80, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 4.60.

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 13,368.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,364.7). 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, 11,294.3 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,286.9) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,522.0 (up from 10,517.0).

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 8,810 197 12 5 8,563.1 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,281 7,807 102 15 0 8,075.4 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,849 20,501 161 82 1 12,748.5 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,156 7,422 130 19 0 7,603.3 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,750 139,906 3,636 244 45 12,196.1 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,372 5,646 34 7 0 10,156.2 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,416 6,588 145 22 0 9,166.8 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,820 22,924 679 51 5 11,306.2 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,438 30,849 191 94 2 11,582.1 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,278 11,567 405 59 4 9,435.5 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,487 28,791 401 57 12 9,604.7 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,731 7,888 61 19 0 10,456.1 114.8 1.1%
Dane 44,916 351,772 1,507 308 23 8,498.8 58.3 0.7%
Dodge 11,925 43,451 934 165 21 13,368.1 185.0 1.4%
Door 2,622 15,085 220 23 7 9,347.3 82.0 0.9%
Douglas 4,101 20,499 828 40 18 9,347.2 91.2 1.0%
Dunn 4,674 20,094 408 32 0 10,438.4 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,569 52,503 355 107 12 11,243.7 104.0 0.9%
Florence 448 1,687 55 13 0 10,133.5 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,510 48,476 1,246 111 11 12,101.8 107.4 0.9%
Forest 961 4,624 79 23 3 10,466.1 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,940 24,578 778 85 7 9,432.2 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,514 17,920 123 19 6 9,532.3 51.5 0.5%
Green Lake 1,585 8,368 441 19 3 8,303.6 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,046 11,774 88 10 1 8,597.0 42.0 0.5%
Iron 580 2,747 120 21 19 9,924.7 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,645 9,777 62 26 2 12,812.4 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,423 38,410 1,212 110 23 9,947.4 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,203 15,159 115 22 6 11,903.5 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,817 79,659 2,770 309 17 9,402.0 183.7 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,359 7,989 348 26 9 11,427.0 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,805 59,229 803 87 1 10,821.2 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,571 7,013 154 9 1 9,305.2 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,012 7,628 171 32 14 10,173.4 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,067 11,510 217 64 29 10,783.3 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,615 32,761 1,260 71 19 9,488.6 88.5 0.9%
Marathon 14,799 55,150 1,550 188 37 10,983.3 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,208 20,107 471 65 4 10,279.0 158.8 1.5%
Marquette 1,387 6,622 189 23 5 9,019.4 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,984 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,672 521,511 10,198 1,327 48 11,294.3 140.5 1.2%
Monroe 4,583 20,209 107 38 1 9,963.5 82.6 0.8%
Oconto 4,498 18,172 560 55 9 11,848.7 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,649 15,890 160 71 6 10,160.7 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,752 94,934 3,011 207 16 11,290.5 112.6 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,228 44,966 1,009 89 7 9,311.9 100.7 1.1%
Pepin 862 3,370 27 7 0 11,729.5 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 4,002 18,447 968 37 6 9,612.1 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,626 20,972 135 52 8 10,537.6 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,804 28,448 577 68 4 9,621.2 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,237 5,992 106 7 0 8,958.6 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,980 104,870 3,141 354 29 11,260.1 181.3 1.6%
Richland 1,313 8,371 74 15 0 7,413.1 84.7 1.1%
Rock 16,261 80,853 1,940 175 24 10,146.3 109.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,356 5,454 61 17 1 9,329.8 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,908 36,107 278 48 6 9,424.8 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,724 8,888 90 26 2 10,405.0 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,725 18,685 587 73 11 11,451.8 176.9 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,795 51,010 917 143 12 12,046.5 124.9 1.0%
St. Croix 8,017 41,092 1,693 56 7 9,092.8 63.5 0.7%
Taylor 1,883 6,325 236 24 8 9,149.7 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,554 13,058 106 42 3 12,116.5 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,938 13,233 71 39 3 6,398.8 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,277 9,614 147 39 2 10,514.4 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,517 44,714 2,882 138 23 9,274.5 134.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,488 7,133 87 20 2 9,386.2 126.2 1.3%
Washington 14,758 58,899 2,065 154 14 10,973.6 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,968 190,603 5,010 537 52 11,029.4 134.7 1.2%
Waupaca 4,912 22,067 1,133 120 44 9,495.3 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,179 11,495 357 34 3 8,967.8 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,248 87,695 3,095 197 22 10,775.7 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,132 34,486 499 80 14 9,634.5 108.1 1.1%

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