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Daily Wisconsin COVID-19 Update: Milwaukee County Sees the Number of New Cases Increase for Five Straight Days

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Summary:

After a recent downward trend in cases, Milwaukee County has seen an uptick recently. The number of new cases hit a recent low point of 128 on Aug. 3 but has risen each of the last five days to 283 new cases today. In the last week, the county has averaged 200 new cases per day.
Six new deaths have been reported today bringing the total death toll 996. In the past seven days, a total of 49 people have died or seven per day.
Ventilator usage in the state is at a high point since mid-April. There are currently 348 ventilators in use across the state, including both COVID-19 patients and non-COVID-19 patients. There are a total of 1,985 ventilators available for use.
1,165 positive tests for COVID-19 brings the statewide total to 59,933. The seven-day average is currently 847. There are 9,636 active cases.
A data collection issue in the Wisconsin electronic records system continues to prevent an accurate count of hospitalizations and patients in ICU for the last several weeks.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports an additional 1,165 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the number of active cases in the state to 9,636. In total, there have been 59,933 total confirmed cases in the state since the pandemic began to spread in Wisconsin.

The patient has recovered in about 82% of all cases (49,283 cases). Patients who are deemed as recovered either no longer exhibit the symptoms of COVID-19 or 30 days has passed since they tested positive. In the remaining 996 cases, the patient is deceased.

Below, we’ve pulled out just new cases data for Milwaukee County to get a closer look at how the county is trending. In the last seven days, the county has averaged about 200 cases per day. After a recent downward trend in cases, Milwaukee County has seen an uptick recently. The number of new cases hit a recent low point of 128 on Aug. 3 but has risen each of the last five days to 283 new cases today.

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Six new deaths have been reported today bringing the total death toll 996. In the past seven days, a total of 49 people have died or seven per day.

Milwaukee County has the highest number of deaths of all counties with 456. Other counties with more than 30 deaths are Racine (78), Kenosha (60), Waukesha (58), Brown (52) and Dane (38).

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Below, we’ve pulled out data for Milwaukee County deaths to show how the county is trending. Three new deaths were reported in the last day. Ten deaths related to COVID-19 have occurred in the last week, an average of more than one per day.

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A data collection issue in the Wisconsin electronic records system prevented an accurate count of hospitalizations and patients in ICU for the last week.

Labs processed a total of 13,162 tests in the last day. The state has averaged about 13,600 tests per day in the last two weeks.

The state can currently handle a capacity of 24,156 tests daily spread across 83 labs. An additional 24 labs are being on-boarded.

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Because of fluctuations in incoming test results, it’s really not valuable to pay close attention to daily percent positive results other than to catch anomalies of high or low testing rates. Instead, let’s look at seven- (orange dotted) and 14-day (gray dashed) averages. As you can see, both time frames are showing an upward trend in the last month. But, there seems to be a leveling off a few weeks ago and a downward turn in the last two weeks.

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Anyone who wants a test should be able to get one, either from their primary care physician or one of a number of community testing sites. If you are exhibiting any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you get tested. Here are your options:

As continues to be the case, the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to limit time in public places where you could be exposed to people outside your household. If you need to be in public, please practice social distancing (space of more than 6 ft. between you and others), wear a mask or face covering when possible and practice good hygiene (washing hands after any exposure events may have taken place).


Total Confirmed Cases by Wisconsin County
Adams: 85
Ashland: 24
Barron: 291
Bayfield: 23
Brown: 4,240
Buffalo: 43
Burnett: 22
Calumet: 313
Chippewa: 227
Clark: 183
Columbia: 245
Crawford: 74
Dane: 4,492
Dodge: 808
Door: 103
Douglas: 172
Dunn: 122
Eau Claire: 574
Florence: 8
Fond du Lac: 635
Forest: 59
Grant: 352
Green: 158
Green Lake: 55
Iowa: 79
Iron: 74
Jackson: 58
Jefferson: 624
Juneau: 137
Kenosha: 2,659
Kewaunee: 130
La Crosse: 896
Lafayette: 130
Langlade: 63
Lincoln: 68
Manitowoc: 332
Marathon: 629
Marinette: 387
Marquette: 79
Menominee: 22
Milwaukee: 20,920
Monroe: 242
Oconto: 237
Oneida: 124
Outagamie: 1,236
Ozaukee: 676
Pepin: 42
Pierce: 209
Polk: 131
Portage: 405
Price: 33
Racine: 3,499
Richland: 37
Rock: 1,425
Rusk: 20
Sauk: 433
Sawyer: 59
Shawano: 190
Sheboygan: 742
St. Croix: 485
Taylor: 69
Trempealeau: 336
Vernon: 62
Vilas: 53
Walworth: 1,314
Washburn: 45
Washington: 1,039
Waukesha: 4,188
Waupaca: 442
Waushara: 115
Winnebago: 1,164
Wood: 286
Total: 59,933

Total Deaths by Wisconsin County

Adams: 2
Ashland: 1
Barron: 3
Bayfield: 1
Brown: 54
Buffalo: 2
Burnett: 1
Calumet: 2
Clark: 7
Columbia: 1
Dane: 38
Dodge: 5
Door: 3
Eau Claire: 4
Fond du Lac: 7
Forest: 4
Grant: 15
Green: 1
Iron: 1
Jackson: 1
Jefferson: 5
Juneau: 1
Kenosha: 60
Kewaunee: 2
La Crosse: 1
Langlade: 1
Manitowoc: 1
Marathon: 9
Marinette: 3
Marquette: 1
Milwaukee: 456
Monroe: 2
Outagamie: 14
Ozaukee: 17
Pierce: 2
Polk: 2
Racine: 78
Richland: 4
Rock: 26
Rusk: 1
Sauk: 3
Sheboygan: 9
St. Croix: 5
Trempealeau: 2
Walworth: 23
Washington: 22
Waukesha: 58
Waupaca: 15
Waushara: 1
Winnebago: 18
Wood: 1
Total: 996

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