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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #179 (10-23-20)


Updated numbers for Friday October 23rd, 2020

  • 1,243 Current Hospital Admissions (331 patients in ICU)
    • Hospital admissions are up 142 (+142) since last week. 
      • 1,243 current hospital admissions is a new one-day high for the pandemic
    • The total number of ICU patients reported increased by 57, (+57) since last week.
      • 331 patients in the ICU is the highest one-day number of patients in the ICU during the pandemic
  • Cumulatively there have been 190,478 positive tests in Wisconsin:
    • 24,292 new positive cases in the last week
      • An increase of 2,924 positive cases over last week’s totals.
    • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 3,470/day
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 1,745 in Wisconsin. 
    • 171 deaths reported in the last week
      • 37 more deaths than reported the previous week
  • 149,534 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (78.5%), 39,163 cases are still considered active (20.6%) and 1,745 patients have died (0.9%). (last updated by DHS on 10/23) 



Week-in-Review (10/17-10/23):

Positive Test Results

There were 24,292 positive tests reported last week, which is up 2,924, +2,924 from the previous week.

  • An average of 3,470 positive test results per dayWas 3,053/day the previous week.


Milwaukee county had the highest number of new positive cases, with 3,487 new positives, 734 more, +734, than the previous week.

  • Waukesha county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 1,454, which is 294 more, +294, than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were;
    • Brown county; 1,422 new cases, (40) less than the previous week
    • Dane county; 1,259 new cases, (2) less than the previous week
    • Sheboygan county; 1,253 new cases, +769 more than the previous week



  • There were 171 COVID-19 related deaths, 37 more than the week prior, +37.


    • Marathon county had 13 of the 171 deaths from the last week, which is 8 more, +8 , than the number of deaths in the county reported the previous week.
    • Outagamie county had 12 deaths, same as the prior week.
    • Milwaukee county had 11 deaths, +5 more than the week prior
    • Waupaca, Waukesha and Shawano counties all reported 9 deaths, +2, +3, and +8 respectively over the week prior





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