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330 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 5 COVID-19 deaths.

By - May 26th, 2021 04:43 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 330 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday from 3,594 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,151, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 22,888, 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 9.40%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 9.78%. 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 221 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 4 from the day prior and a decrease of 64 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 363.

The state reported 46 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,788 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 372 in the past week.

DHS reported 5 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 7,003 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 8.23, 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 13,391.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,383.8). 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, 11,314.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,309.6) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,539.4 (up from 10,533.7).

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 1,756 8,850 195 13 5 8,567.9 63.4 0.7%
Ashland 1,286 7,842 100 15 0 8,106.9 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,862 20,564 160 82 1 12,776.8 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,157 7,444 128 19 0 7,609.8 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,775 140,404 3,653 244 46 12,205.7 93.7 0.8%
Buffalo 1,374 5,662 34 7 0 10,171.0 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,420 6,614 145 22 0 9,192.7 142.4 1.5%
Calumet 5,830 23,008 678 51 5 11,325.7 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,463 30,936 191 94 2 11,621.0 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,284 11,608 405 59 4 9,452.8 169.8 1.8%
Columbia 5,492 28,885 402 57 12 9,613.5 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,732 7,901 61 19 0 10,462.1 114.8 1.1%
Dane 44,979 352,946 1,508 308 23 8,510.8 58.3 0.7%
Dodge 11,946 43,574 935 168 21 13,391.6 188.3 1.4%
Door 2,622 15,142 220 23 7 9,347.3 82.0 0.9%
Douglas 4,114 20,573 838 40 18 9,376.9 91.2 1.0%
Dunn 4,681 20,145 409 32 0 10,454.0 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,584 52,620 356 108 12 11,258.3 105.0 0.9%
Florence 451 1,689 55 13 0 10,201.3 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,531 48,647 1,250 112 11 12,122.1 108.3 0.9%
Forest 961 4,641 79 23 3 10,466.1 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,947 24,621 778 85 7 9,445.5 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,518 17,968 123 19 6 9,543.2 51.5 0.5%
Green Lake 1,593 8,397 441 19 3 8,345.6 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,048 11,807 89 10 1 8,605.4 42.0 0.5%
Iron 580 2,755 120 21 19 9,924.7 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,645 9,798 62 26 2 12,812.4 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,436 38,550 1,212 110 23 9,962.8 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,210 15,166 116 22 6 11,929.5 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,847 80,049 2,776 309 17 9,419.8 183.7 1.9%
Kewaunee 2,361 8,025 349 26 9 11,436.7 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,810 59,407 808 87 1 10,825.4 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,573 7,027 153 9 1 9,317.1 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,015 7,668 170 32 14 10,188.6 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,067 11,544 217 64 29 10,783.3 225.0 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,625 32,893 1,260 71 19 9,501.1 88.5 0.9%
Marathon 14,817 55,365 1,551 188 37 10,996.7 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,216 20,185 472 65 4 10,298.5 158.8 1.5%
Marquette 1,391 6,636 189 23 5 9,045.4 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,981 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,866 523,689 10,217 1,327 48 11,314.8 140.5 1.2%
Monroe 4,598 20,259 107 38 1 9,996.1 82.6 0.8%
Oconto 4,500 18,254 569 56 9 11,854.0 147.5 1.2%
Oneida 3,651 15,951 160 71 6 10,166.2 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,771 95,235 3,019 208 16 11,300.9 113.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,245 45,157 1,010 90 7 9,331.1 101.9 1.1%
Pepin 863 3,382 27 7 0 11,743.1 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 4,005 18,508 968 37 6 9,619.3 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,645 21,033 135 52 8 10,580.9 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,822 28,558 579 68 4 9,646.6 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,237 6,005 106 7 0 8,958.6 50.7 0.6%
Racine 22,034 105,178 3,141 354 29 11,287.7 181.3 1.6%
Richland 1,317 8,382 73 16 0 7,435.6 90.3 1.2%
Rock 16,312 81,120 1,946 175 24 10,178.1 109.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,365 5,487 61 17 1 9,391.8 117.0 1.2%
Sauk 5,919 36,185 279 48 6 9,442.3 76.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,728 8,924 94 26 2 10,429.1 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,733 18,757 586 73 11 11,471.2 176.9 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,819 51,275 918 143 12 12,067.4 124.9 1.0%
St. Croix 8,035 41,264 1,692 57 7 9,113.2 64.6 0.7%
Taylor 1,889 6,347 236 24 8 9,178.8 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,556 13,097 107 42 3 12,123.3 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,943 13,261 71 39 3 6,415.3 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,280 9,666 147 39 2 10,528.3 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,542 44,905 2,896 139 23 9,298.8 135.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,489 7,168 87 20 2 9,392.5 126.2 1.3%
Washington 14,782 59,147 2,067 154 14 10,991.5 114.5 1.0%
Waukesha 44,007 191,427 5,015 539 53 11,039.2 135.2 1.2%
Waupaca 4,921 22,134 1,136 120 44 9,512.7 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,195 11,523 355 34 3 9,033.7 139.9 1.5%
Winnebago 18,272 88,021 3,100 197 23 10,789.9 116.3 1.1%
Wood 7,145 34,645 499 80 14 9,652.0 108.1 1.1%

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