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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.

By - May 27th, 2021 05:46 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

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.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 16th worst in the state. The county fell to as low as 26th in early November.

Menominee County has recorded 18,347.8 cases per 100,000 residents (unchanged). Dodge County has recorded 13,397.2 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.

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 1,758 8,861 194 13 5 8,577.7 63.4 0.7%
Ashland 1,286 7,845 102 15 0 8,106.9 94.6 1.2%
Barron 5,862 20,580 160 82 1 12,776.8 178.7 1.4%
Bayfield 1,158 7,449 128 19 0 7,616.4 125.0 1.6%
Brown 31,791 140,536 3,653 245 46 12,211.9 94.1 0.8%
Buffalo 1,374 5,665 34 7 0 10,171.0 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,420 6,621 147 23 0 9,192.7 148.9 1.6%
Calumet 5,831 23,012 678 51 5 11,327.6 99.1 0.9%
Chippewa 7,466 30,962 192 94 2 11,625.7 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,284 11,616 405 60 4 9,452.8 172.7 1.8%
Columbia 5,499 28,902 402 57 12 9,625.8 99.8 1.0%
Crawford 1,732 7,900 61 19 0 10,462.1 114.8 1.1%
Dane 44,995 353,308 1,509 309 23 8,513.8 58.5 0.7%
Dodge 11,951 43,610 937 169 21 13,397.2 189.5 1.4%
Door 2,622 15,161 220 23 7 9,347.3 82.0 0.9%
Douglas 4,117 20,606 839 40 18 9,383.7 91.2 1.0%
Dunn 4,683 20,166 409 33 0 10,458.5 73.7 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,591 52,637 356 108 12 11,265.1 105.0 0.9%
Florence 451 1,690 55 13 0 10,201.3 294.1 2.9%
Fond du Lac 12,537 48,688 1,252 112 12 12,127.9 108.3 0.9%
Forest 962 4,643 79 23 3 10,477.0 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,947 24,627 778 85 7 9,445.5 162.3 1.7%
Green 3,519 17,976 123 19 6 9,545.9 51.5 0.5%
Green Lake 1,596 8,404 442 19 3 8,361.3 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 2,052 11,819 89 11 1 8,622.2 46.2 0.5%
Iron 581 2,758 120 21 19 9,941.8 359.3 3.6%
Jackson 2,646 9,807 62 26 2 12,817.3 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,439 38,571 1,212 110 23 9,966.3 129.9 1.3%
Juneau 3,211 15,183 117 22 6 11,933.3 81.8 0.7%
Kenosha 15,863 80,167 2,784 310 17 9,429.3 184.3 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,364 8,028 349 26 9 11,451.3 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,814 59,445 805 87 1 10,828.8 73.5 0.7%
Lafayette 1,575 7,034 153 9 1 9,328.9 53.3 0.6%
Langlade 2,017 7,678 170 32 14 10,198.7 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,067 11,556 217 65 29 10,783.3 228.5 2.1%
Manitowoc 7,625 32,928 1,260 71 19 9,501.1 88.5 0.9%
Marathon 14,817 55,429 1,550 188 37 10,996.7 139.5 1.3%
Marinette 4,219 20,202 472 65 4 10,305.8 158.8 1.5%
Marquette 1,391 6,648 190 23 5 9,045.4 149.6 1.7%
Menominee 804 3,978 8 11 0 18,347.8 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 106,891 524,192 10,233 1,331 49 11,317.5 140.9 1.2%
Monroe 4,602 20,264 108 39 2 10,004.8 84.8 0.8%
Oconto 4,505 18,271 566 58 9 11,867.1 152.8 1.3%
Oneida 3,651 15,964 160 71 6 10,166.2 197.7 1.9%
Outagamie 20,777 95,280 3,028 209 16 11,304.1 113.7 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,253 45,195 1,011 91 7 9,340.2 103.0 1.1%
Pepin 863 3,380 27 7 0 11,743.1 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 4,005 18,515 968 37 6 9,619.3 88.9 0.9%
Polk 4,651 21,061 135 52 8 10,594.5 118.5 1.1%
Portage 6,826 28,586 579 68 4 9,652.3 96.2 1.0%
Price 1,239 6,011 106 7 0 8,973.1 50.7 0.6%
Racine 22,039 105,240 3,149 355 29 11,290.3 181.9 1.6%
Richland 1,318 8,381 73 16 0 7,441.3 90.3 1.2%
Rock 16,315 81,182 1,954 176 24 10,180.0 109.8 1.1%
Rusk 1,368 5,502 61 17 1 9,412.4 117.0 1.2%
Sauk 5,929 36,222 280 49 6 9,458.3 78.2 0.8%
Sawyer 1,730 8,938 94 26 2 10,441.2 156.9 1.5%
Shawano 4,736 18,769 586 73 11 11,478.4 176.9 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,824 51,333 921 145 15 12,071.8 126.6 1.0%
St. Croix 8,041 41,319 1,695 58 7 9,120.0 65.8 0.7%
Taylor 1,889 6,355 236 24 9 9,178.8 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,558 13,112 106 42 3 12,130.1 143.2 1.2%
Vernon 1,944 13,255 71 39 3 6,418.6 128.8 2.0%
Vilas 2,279 9,675 147 39 2 10,523.6 180.1 1.7%
Walworth 9,552 44,952 2,895 140 23 9,308.6 136.4 1.5%
Washburn 1,489 7,182 87 21 2 9,392.5 132.5 1.4%
Washington 14,786 59,224 2,069 157 16 10,994.5 116.7 1.1%
Waukesha 44,023 191,662 5,022 546 56 11,043.2 137.0 1.2%
Waupaca 4,924 22,149 1,138 120 44 9,518.5 232.0 2.4%
Waushara 2,195 11,532 360 34 3 9,033.7 139.9 1.5%
Winnebago 18,288 88,076 3,101 198 23 10,799.3 116.9 1.1%
Wood 7,154 34,687 498 80 14 9,664.2 108.1 1.1%

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