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147 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported no COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 23rd, 2021 07:02 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 147 new COVID-19 cases Sunday from 2,946 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,274, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 24,355, 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 9.34%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 10.22%. 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, the same number as the day prior and a decrease of 81 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 353.

The state reported 23 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,643 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 420 in the past week.

DHS reported no 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 8.37, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 4.70.

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 13,370.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,368.1). 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, 11,298.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,294.3) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,524.6 (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 8,828 198 12 5 8,563.1 58.6 0.7%
Ashland 1,281 7,811 102 15 0 8,075.4 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,852 20,526 161 82 1 12,755.0 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,156 7,424 130 19 0 7,603.3 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,751 140,012 3,640 244 45 12,196.5 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,372 5,650 34 7 0 10,156.2 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,417 6,596 145 22 0 9,173.3 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,822 22,952 679 51 5 11,310.1 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,438 30,870 191 94 2 11,582.1 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,280 11,582 405 59 4 9,441.3 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,490 28,833 401 57 12 9,610.0 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,731 7,894 61 19 0 10,456.1 114.8 1.1%
Dane 44,937 352,132 1,508 308 23 8,502.8 58.3 0.7%
Dodge 11,927 43,487 935 165 21 13,370.3 185.0 1.4%
Door 2,622 15,098 220 23 7 9,347.3 82.0 0.9%
Douglas 4,105 20,517 828 40 18 9,356.3 91.2 1.0%
Dunn 4,676 20,117 408 32 0 10,442.9 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,576 52,552 354 107 12 11,250.5 104.0 0.9%
Florence 448 1,687 55 13 0 10,133.5 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,510 48,504 1,246 111 11 12,101.8 107.4 0.9%
Forest 961 4,628 79 23 3 10,466.1 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,940 24,593 778 85 7 9,432.2 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,515 17,934 123 19 6 9,535.0 51.5 0.5%
Green Lake 1,586 8,373 441 19 3 8,308.9 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,046 11,782 88 10 1 8,597.0 42.0 0.5%
Iron 580 2,749 120 21 19 9,924.7 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,645 9,781 62 26 2 12,812.4 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,423 38,444 1,212 110 23 9,947.4 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,206 15,174 115 22 6 11,914.7 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,820 79,767 2,770 309 17 9,403.7 183.7 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,360 7,996 348 26 9 11,431.9 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,808 59,276 803 87 1 10,823.7 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,571 7,016 154 9 1 9,305.2 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,012 7,644 171 32 14 10,173.4 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,067 11,518 217 64 29 10,783.3 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,615 32,797 1,260 71 19 9,488.6 88.5 0.9%
Marathon 14,802 55,202 1,550 188 37 10,985.5 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,208 20,129 471 65 4 10,279.0 158.8 1.5%
Marquette 1,387 6,626 189 23 5 9,019.4 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,986 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,715 521,966 10,198 1,327 48 11,298.8 140.5 1.2%
Monroe 4,588 20,219 107 38 1 9,974.3 82.6 0.8%
Oconto 4,499 18,191 562 55 9 11,851.3 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,649 15,907 160 71 6 10,160.7 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,757 95,038 3,013 207 16 11,293.3 112.6 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,228 45,004 1,009 89 7 9,311.9 100.7 1.1%
Pepin 862 3,372 27 7 0 11,729.5 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 4,002 18,470 968 37 6 9,612.1 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,626 20,985 135 52 8 10,537.6 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,805 28,471 577 68 4 9,622.6 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,237 5,994 106 7 0 8,958.6 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,984 104,991 3,140 354 29 11,262.1 181.3 1.6%
Richland 1,314 8,375 74 15 0 7,418.7 84.7 1.1%
Rock 16,261 80,943 1,940 175 24 10,146.3 109.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,360 5,459 61 17 1 9,357.4 117.0 1.3%
Sauk 5,912 36,156 279 48 6 9,431.1 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,725 8,891 89 26 2 10,411.0 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,725 18,696 587 73 11 11,451.8 176.9 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,795 51,072 917 143 12 12,046.5 124.9 1.0%
St. Croix 8,021 41,130 1,693 56 7 9,097.3 63.5 0.7%
Taylor 1,885 6,330 236 24 8 9,159.4 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,554 13,065 106 42 3 12,116.5 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,939 13,244 71 39 3 6,402.1 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,277 9,624 147 39 2 10,514.4 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,517 44,760 2,882 138 23 9,274.5 134.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,488 7,145 87 20 2 9,386.2 126.2 1.3%
Washington 14,758 58,958 2,065 154 14 10,973.6 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,968 190,794 5,010 537 52 11,029.4 134.7 1.2%
Waupaca 4,912 22,078 1,133 120 44 9,495.3 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,179 11,506 357 34 3 8,967.8 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,251 87,779 3,095 197 22 10,777.5 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,137 34,537 499 80 14 9,641.2 108.1 1.1%

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