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376 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 8 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 25th, 2021 05:39 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 376 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 2,775 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,204, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 24,121, 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 9.53%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 9.88%. 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 225 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 29 from the day prior and a decrease of 91 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 350.

The state reported 75 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,742 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 397 in the past week.

DHS reported 8 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,998 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 8.07, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 5.30.

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 13,383.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,370.3). 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, 11,309.6 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,302.4) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,533.7 (up from 10,527.2).

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 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 8,838 195 13 5 8,563.1 63.4 0.7%
Ashland 1,284 7,837 101 15 0 8,094.3 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,861 20,546 161 82 1 12,774.6 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,155 7,443 129 19 0 7,596.7 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,766 140,244 3,651 244 46 12,202.3 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,373 5,659 34 7 0 10,163.6 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,420 6,604 145 22 0 9,192.7 142.4 1.5%
Calumet 5,826 22,991 679 51 5 11,317.9 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,447 30,910 191 94 2 11,596.1 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,283 11,595 405 59 4 9,449.9 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,490 28,861 401 57 12 9,610.0 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,732 7,905 61 19 0 10,462.1 114.8 1.1%
Dane 44,960 352,606 1,508 308 23 8,507.2 58.3 0.7%
Dodge 11,939 43,550 934 165 21 13,383.8 185.0 1.4%
Door 2,622 15,125 220 23 7 9,347.3 82.0 0.9%
Douglas 4,111 20,555 834 40 18 9,370.0 91.2 1.0%
Dunn 4,679 20,130 408 32 0 10,449.6 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,581 52,613 356 108 12 11,255.4 105.0 0.9%
Florence 451 1,690 55 13 0 10,201.3 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,524 48,584 1,250 112 11 12,115.3 108.3 0.9%
Forest 962 4,635 79 23 3 10,477.0 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,945 24,611 778 85 7 9,441.7 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,516 17,947 123 19 6 9,537.8 51.5 0.5%
Green Lake 1,592 8,386 441 19 3 8,340.3 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,046 11,796 89 10 1 8,597.0 42.0 0.5%
Iron 580 2,753 120 21 19 9,924.7 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,645 9,793 62 26 2 12,812.4 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,431 38,501 1,212 110 23 9,956.9 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,207 15,158 115 22 6 11,918.4 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,834 79,917 2,774 309 17 9,412.1 183.7 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,361 8,008 347 26 9 11,436.7 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,805 59,316 805 87 1 10,821.2 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,573 7,020 153 9 1 9,317.1 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,013 7,660 170 32 14 10,178.5 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,067 11,534 217 64 29 10,783.3 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,624 32,849 1,260 71 19 9,499.8 88.5 0.9%
Marathon 14,812 55,305 1,551 188 37 10,992.9 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,215 20,166 471 65 4 10,296.1 158.8 1.5%
Marquette 1,389 6,632 189 23 5 9,032.4 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,983 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,817 523,026 10,214 1,327 48 11,309.6 140.5 1.2%
Monroe 4,594 20,232 107 38 1 9,987.4 82.6 0.8%
Oconto 4,498 18,225 565 56 9 11,848.7 147.5 1.2%
Oneida 3,650 15,929 160 71 6 10,163.5 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,766 95,166 3,018 208 16 11,298.2 113.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,240 45,109 1,010 90 7 9,325.5 101.9 1.1%
Pepin 863 3,380 27 7 0 11,743.1 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 4,004 18,494 968 37 6 9,616.9 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,640 21,010 134 52 8 10,569.5 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,814 28,521 577 68 4 9,635.3 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,237 6,004 106 7 0 8,958.6 50.7 0.6%
Racine 22,012 105,117 3,140 354 29 11,276.5 181.3 1.6%
Richland 1,314 8,386 74 16 0 7,418.7 90.3 1.2%
Rock 16,294 81,040 1,944 175 24 10,166.9 109.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,365 5,471 61 17 1 9,391.8 117.0 1.2%
Sauk 5,914 36,143 279 48 6 9,434.3 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,726 8,909 91 26 2 10,417.0 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,729 18,730 586 73 11 11,461.5 176.9 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,810 51,210 919 143 12 12,059.6 124.9 1.0%
St. Croix 8,028 41,211 1,692 56 7 9,105.2 63.5 0.7%
Taylor 1,888 6,335 236 24 8 9,174.0 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,554 13,080 106 42 3 12,116.5 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,941 13,245 71 39 3 6,408.7 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,278 9,646 147 39 2 10,519.0 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,532 44,841 2,892 139 23 9,289.1 135.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,489 7,149 88 20 2 9,392.5 126.2 1.3%
Washington 14,776 59,066 2,066 154 14 10,987.0 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 43,994 191,148 5,015 538 53 11,036.0 135.0 1.2%
Waupaca 4,919 22,102 1,135 120 44 9,508.8 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,187 11,516 358 34 3 9,000.7 139.9 1.6%
Winnebago 18,264 87,934 3,096 197 23 10,785.1 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,142 34,586 500 80 14 9,648.0 108.1 1.1%

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