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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #148 (9-12-20)

Updated numbers for Friday September 11th, 2020 and Week-In-Review

  • 326 Current Hospital Admissions (97 patients in ICU)
    • Hospital admissions are up 22 (+22) since Thursday.
    • The total number of ICU patients reported increased by 4, (+4) since Thursday.
  • Cumulatively there have been 1,340,284 COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin;
    • 86,250 positive tests and 1,254,034 negative tests in Wisconsin (6.4% positive rate for the pandemic)
      • On Friday there were 1,369 positive tests reported on 9,955 tests (13.8% positive rate Friday)
        • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 985/day
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 1,197 in Wisconsin.
    • On Friday there were 4 deaths reported
  • 75,878 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (88%), 9,157 cases are still considered active (10.6%) and 1,197 patients have died (1.4%). (last updated by DHS on 9/11)




 Week-in-Review (9/5-9/11):

Positive Test Results

There were 6,896 positive tests reported last week, which is up 1,523, +1,523, from the previous week.

  • An average of 985 positive test results per day. Was 768 the previous week.

Dane county had the highest number of new positive cases, with 1,455 new positives, 986 more, +986, than the previous week.

  • Milwaukee county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 682, which is 78 less (-78) than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were;
    • Brown county; 545 new cases, +118 more than the previous week
    • Outagamie county; 428 new cases, +32 more than the previous week
    • Waukesha county; 257 new cases, (-22) less than the previous week

  • There were 44 COVID-19 related deaths, 4 more than week prior, +4.
    • Milwaukee had 14 of the 44 deaths from the last week, which is 4 more, +4, than the number of deaths in the county reported the previous week.
    • Waukesha county had 4 deaths, same as the week prior
    • Outagamie county had 3 deaths, 1 more (+1) than the week prior
    • Dodge county had 3 deaths, 3 more (+3) than the week prior

  • There were 50,727 tests conducted over the past week (an average of 7,245 tests/day)
    • There were 8,042 less tests conducted this past week (-8,042) than the prior week.

Percent Positive Test Results:
  • On average, 13.6% of tests came back positive this week.


WI Supreme Court temporarily suspends Dane County in-person school restrictions

Late Thursday evening, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, released an order supported 4-3 by the conservative majority, that placed a temporary injunction on Dane County’s health order which required students in all schools (public & private) in grades 3-12 to be taught online until the health order is rescinded. The decision allows all schools to open immediately while the court case is decided. Within 30 The three groups of schools and parents, who filed the lawsuit, need to file a consolidated challenge against the order with the Supreme Court within 30 days. Dane county will have 20 days to respond after the joint lawsuit is filed.

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