272 New COVID-19 Cases
DHS reported 0 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hour period, but data update adds 37 deaths to total.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 282 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, though it should be noted a DHS data update reduced yesterday’s cumulative total of cases by 10. A press release from DHS explains the changes to the data:
…DHS has updated the data that feeds information to several of the visualizations on the COVID-19 data pages. To make our data more precise, we have improved our method of reporting daily new confirmed and probable cases and new reported deaths so they are not impacted by ongoing data cleaning and quality assurance efforts. This prevents daily COVID-19 case and death data from appearing artificially low, or even negative, and gives a more accurate account of daily new COVID-19 cases and deaths across Wisconsin. The updated data file used in this new method will be available for download from our data portal(link is external) tomorrow (May 28).
The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 227 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 6 from the day prior and a decrease of 42 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 331.
The state reported 64 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 30,852 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 373 in the past week.
DHS reported 0 new COVID-19 deaths, but added 37 new deaths to the totals dating back to November. A total of 7,040 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,331 in Milwaukee County.
Menominee County has recorded 18,347.8 cases per 100,000 residents (unchanged). Dodge County has recorded 13,397.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,391.6). 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, 11,317.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 11,314.8) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,544.1 (up from 10,539.4).
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 27th and excluding the four days prior, indicates the city has a substantial transmission level (51.2) 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 (3.4%). 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 41.9%. 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.
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 ††|
|Fond du Lac||12,537||48,688||1,252||112||12||12,127.9||108.3||0.9%|
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