Wisconsin officials describe 870 extra COVID-19 circumstances as remark lands in federal ‘red zone’


Matt Piper
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Printed 6: 44 PM EDT Jul 29, 2020

Wisconsin officials reported 870 extra confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as diminutive modified in a weekly replace of the Division of Successfully being Products and services’ county coronavirus exercise ranges: In most places, it be “excessive.”

Wednesday’s unique determined assessments constituted 5.9% of all assessments reported.

Five extra of us died from COVID-19, bringing the remark’s official toll to 911. The U.S. on Wednesday afternoon recorded its 150,000th dying for the reason that commence up of the pandemic, based on Johns Hopkins College.

Earlier this week, a federal describe got by The Fresh York Instances included Wisconsin amongst 21 states in a “red zone” for COVID-19 exercise — based on the remark having 110 circumstances per 100,000 residents for the week ending July 24 — and quick that officials deem a statewide camouflage mandate.

The remark’s unique circumstances were up 11.3% from the earlier week nevertheless silent lower than the nationwide fee of 140 circumstances per 100,000.

DHS up to this level its dangle weekly virus exercise scores on Wednesday, with Wisconsin staying at a “excessive” level and all nevertheless 11 counties in the the same class.

The weekly scores are based on a mix of entire unique circumstances per 100,000 of us over the final two weeks and the p.c alternate in unique circumstances between the previous seven days and the seven days sooner than that.

County scores are as follows. Parentheses replicate a alternate in the exercise level from the earlier week’s score.

  • High:Adams, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett (up), Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Woodland, Grant, Iron, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade (up), Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee (up), Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Set, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Sawyer (up), Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Walworth, Washburn (up), Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood
  • Medium:Ashland (down), Crawford, Green, Green Lake, Iowa (down), Jackson, Richland, Vernon and Vilas
  • Low:Florence (down) and Rusk (down)

Statewide, there get been 210 unique circumstances per 100,000 of us over the final two weeks. The hardest-hit counties in phrases of circumstances per 100,000 of us were Iron (800), Milwaukee (430) and Waukesha (350). Lowest became as soon as Rusk County, with trusty one case, or 6.9 circumstances per 100,000 residents.

Set that remark stories of latest circumstances could presumably additionally merely trail ensuing from the time between symptom onset and checking out/reporting, and deaths could presumably additionally merely now not correspond with accurate date of dying. 

Some county effectively being departments are also in the assist of in reporting antagonistic take a look at outcomes, that can presumably additionally merely distort the remark’s reported recordsdata.

And day after day health middle recordsdata as soon as reported by the Wisconsin Sanatorium Association is never any longer latest after changes to requirements made by the U.S. Division of Successfully being and Human Products and services. A WHA representative has acknowledged the affiliation is working to revive that handy resource.

DHS does describe a cumulative quantity of residents hospitalized by the virus, which reached 4,539, or 8.9% of the 51,049 residents who get tested determined.

That entire has climbed quicker in latest weeks, up 46 Wednesday and 73 on Tuesday. Tuesday’s expand became as soon as the ideal in a day since April 7, and extra than six occasions as excessive as a low level of 11 on June 28.

A DHS representative acknowledged Tuesday that this cumulative quantity comes from stories by local effectively being departments at some level of their case investigations, and can merely now not be interpreted as unique admissions. There customarily is a trail between time of admission and when a effectively being division enters recordsdata for a affected person.

For extra on the remark’s recordsdata, click here.

Contact Matt Piper at (920) 810-7164 or mpiper@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @matthew_piper.

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