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151 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 1 COVID-19 death.

By - May 24th, 2021 08:26 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 151 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 2,332 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,309, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 24,342, 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 9.49%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 10.11%. 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 252 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 12 from the day prior and a decrease of 67 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 349.

The state reported 24 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,667 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 417 in the past week.

DHS reported 1 COVID-19 death. A total of 6,990 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 7.77, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.27.

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 (unchanged). 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, 11,302.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,298.8) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,527.2 (up from 10,524.6).

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 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 8,834 195 13 5 8,563.1 63.4 0.7%
Ashland 1,281 7,818 102 15 0 8,075.4 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,857 20,540 161 82 1 12,765.9 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,156 7,429 130 19 0 7,603.3 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,751 140,122 3,645 244 45 12,196.5 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,373 5,650 34 7 0 10,163.6 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,417 6,598 145 22 0 9,173.3 142.4 1.6%
Calumet 5,822 22,970 679 51 5 11,310.1 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,439 30,891 191 94 2 11,583.6 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,282 11,592 405 59 4 9,447.1 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,490 28,853 401 57 12 9,610.0 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,731 7,899 61 19 0 10,456.1 114.8 1.1%
Dane 44,948 352,401 1,508 308 23 8,504.9 58.3 0.7%
Dodge 11,927 43,534 935 165 21 13,370.3 185.0 1.4%
Door 2,622 15,103 220 23 7 9,347.3 82.0 0.9%
Douglas 4,108 20,532 834 40 18 9,363.2 91.2 1.0%
Dunn 4,675 20,121 408 32 0 10,440.6 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,581 52,576 354 107 12 11,255.4 104.0 0.9%
Florence 448 1,687 55 13 0 10,133.5 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,523 48,543 1,247 111 11 12,114.4 107.4 0.9%
Forest 961 4,630 79 23 3 10,466.1 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,940 24,608 778 85 7 9,432.2 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,515 17,944 123 19 6 9,535.0 51.5 0.5%
Green Lake 1,586 8,379 441 19 3 8,308.9 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,046 11,786 88 10 1 8,597.0 42.0 0.5%
Iron 580 2,751 120 21 19 9,924.7 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,645 9,784 62 26 2 12,812.4 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,431 38,484 1,212 110 23 9,956.9 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,206 15,174 115 22 6 11,914.7 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,821 79,840 2,770 309 17 9,404.3 183.7 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,360 8,005 348 26 9 11,431.9 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,810 59,285 803 87 1 10,825.4 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,571 7,021 154 9 1 9,305.2 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,012 7,645 171 32 14 10,173.4 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,067 11,526 217 64 29 10,783.3 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,615 32,832 1,260 71 19 9,488.6 88.5 0.9%
Marathon 14,809 55,253 1,550 188 37 10,990.7 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,209 20,146 470 65 4 10,281.4 158.8 1.5%
Marquette 1,388 6,631 189 23 5 9,025.9 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,986 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,749 522,396 10,200 1,327 48 11,302.4 140.5 1.2%
Monroe 4,589 20,223 107 38 1 9,976.5 82.6 0.8%
Oconto 4,499 18,211 562 55 9 11,851.3 144.9 1.2%
Oneida 3,649 15,911 160 71 6 10,160.7 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,761 95,084 3,014 207 16 11,295.4 112.6 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,228 45,031 1,009 89 7 9,311.9 100.7 1.1%
Pepin 862 3,375 27 7 0 11,729.5 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 4,003 18,481 968 37 6 9,614.5 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,626 20,997 135 52 8 10,537.6 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,805 28,498 577 68 4 9,622.6 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,237 5,997 106 7 0 8,958.6 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,999 105,104 3,140 354 29 11,269.8 181.3 1.6%
Richland 1,314 8,379 74 15 0 7,418.7 84.7 1.1%
Rock 16,272 81,002 1,941 175 24 10,153.2 109.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,364 5,465 61 17 1 9,384.9 117.0 1.2%
Sauk 5,911 36,166 279 48 6 9,429.5 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,725 8,899 89 26 2 10,411.0 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,725 18,708 587 73 11 11,451.8 176.9 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,801 51,133 917 143 12 12,051.7 124.9 1.0%
St. Croix 8,021 41,149 1,693 56 7 9,097.3 63.5 0.7%
Taylor 1,887 6,333 236 24 8 9,169.1 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,554 13,067 106 42 3 12,116.5 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,940 13,252 71 39 3 6,405.4 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,278 9,633 147 39 2 10,519.0 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,517 44,813 2,882 138 23 9,274.5 134.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,489 7,146 87 20 2 9,392.5 126.2 1.3%
Washington 14,758 59,012 2,065 154 14 10,973.6 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,968 190,941 5,010 537 52 11,029.4 134.7 1.2%
Waupaca 4,916 22,089 1,136 120 44 9,503.0 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,182 11,514 360 34 3 8,980.2 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,255 87,845 3,095 197 22 10,779.8 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,137 34,561 499 80 14 9,641.2 108.1 1.1%

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