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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #145 (9-8-20 PM)

Updated numbers for Tuesday September 8th, 2020

  • 297 Current Hospital Admissions (88 patients in ICU)
    • Hospital admissions are up 8  (+8) since Monday.
    • The total number of ICU patients reported decreased by 3 (-3) since Monday.
  • Cumulatively there have been 1,312,636 COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin;
    • 82,477 positive tests and 1,230,159 negative tests in Wisconsin (6.3% positive rate for the pandemic)
      • On Tuesday there were 717 positive tests reported on 4,083 tests (17.6% positive rate Tuesday)
        • The 7-day average for positive tests is 842
  • Deaths from COVID-19 remained at 1,168 in Wisconsin for three days in a row now.
    • On Tuesday there were 0 deaths reported
  • 73,122 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (88.7%), 8,169 cases are still considered active (9.9%) and 1,168 patients have died (1.4%). (last updated by DHS on 9/8)




Gov. Evers sends letter to FEMA outlining concerns regarding 9/1/20 guidance


On Friday, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor regarding guidance that was updated on September 1st, 2020. Specifically, Governor Evers pointed to how the new guidance restricts funding for PPE only to healthcare workers, patients, first responders, and those performing otherwise eligible emergency work; allows the purchase of only a 60-day supply; and limits disinfection costs to facilities where emergency work is being performed. The new guidance would cause the state to shift its disaster response strategy and identify new revenue sources for purchasing this equipment.


Link to letter

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