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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #168 (10-5-20 PM)


Updated numbers from Monday October 5th, 2020

  • 782 Current Hospital Admissions ( 209 patients in ICU)
    • Hospital admissions are up 68 (+68) since Sunday. 
      • 782 current hospital admissions is a new one day high for the pandemic.
    • The total number of ICU patients reported increased by 15, (+15) since Sunday.
      • 209 patients in ICU is a new one day high for the pandemic.
  • As of Monday, cumulatively there have been 134,359 positive tests in Wisconsin;
    • On Monday there were 1,696 positive tests
    • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 2,395/day
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 1,381 in Wisconsin. 
    • On Monday there were 4 deaths reported
  • 108,731 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (80.7%), 24,589 cases are still considered active (18.3%) and 1,381 patients have died (1.0%). (last updated by DHS on 10/5) 



Gov. Evers Announces nearly $50 million in COVID-19 Support for Wisconsinites 


Gov. Tony Evers announced today an additional $47 million investment in COVID-19 support for child care, healthcare navigators, and energy and rental assistance to Wisconsinites across the state. The effort is funded through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) and will be infused into existing CRF-funded programs and used for new programs as the pandemic continues to affect Wisconsinites 


    • $10 million will be directed towards the COVID-19 Out-of-School Support Grant Program aimed at assisting Wisconsin organizations who are providing care to school-aged kids during the pandemic.
    • $10 million will be invested in the successful Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP), in addition to the $25 million previously announced
  •  $10 million will go toward the Food Security Initiative in recognition of the role the program has played in combatting hunger. 
  • $15 million of the funds will be invested in Wisconsin’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)a program that is currently federally-funded and helps Wisconsinites with their heating costs.  
  • $1 million investment will be directed towards the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund (KWW/CF), a non-profit that provides a statewide safety net to individuals facing energy-related emergencies. Interested individuals can visit to learn more about the KWW/CF application and process.  
  • $1 million will be invested in the statewide health insurance navigator organization to help residents purchase health insurance on the federal marketplace or to enroll in BadgerCare.

Link to press release

Dane County Reaches Covid- 19 Hospitalization Record

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi issued the following statement as hospitalizations for Covid-19 have reached a new record high in Dane County:

“We are in this together and our community is strong. Our thoughts go out to the increasing number of families in our community facing the worry and uncertainty of having loved ones in the hospital with Covid-19.

“More people are getting sick, some of them seriously. Hospitals are filling up. Now is the time for all of us to look at our days and identify steps we can all take to help reduce not only the risk to ourselves but also that of those around us. Let’s look for ways to consolidate or limit trips out and explore pick-up options to minimize the minutes spent in group settings.

“The convergence of complacency, frustration, and rapid case spread are creating a dangerous combination. As tired as we all are, it’s important we stay the course—wear masks, socially distance, and avoid gatherings. Unfortunately, these are the limited tools we each have to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

“We know what we have to do in order to limit the spread of this terrible virus. We need to do it now, for ourselves and for our neighbors.”

Link to press release


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