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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #184 (10-29-20)

Updated numbers from Thursday October 29th, 2020

  • 1,453Current Hospital Admissions (330 patients in ICU)
    • Hospital admissions are up 14 (+14) since Wednesday.
      • 1,453 current hospital admissions is a new one-day high for the pandemic
    • The total number of ICU patients decreased by 9 (-9) since Wednesday.
  • Cumulatively there have been 214,996 positive tests in Wisconsin:
    • 4,870 new positives reported on Thursday
    • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 4,128/day
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 1,948 in Wisconsin.
    • 51 deaths were reported on Thursday
  • 168,117 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (78.2%), 44,896 cases are still considered active (20.9%)and 1,948 patients have died (0.9%). (last updated by DHS on 10/29)



Gov. Evers, DHS Secretary-designee Palm Announce Expansion of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Community Testing Efforts

Gov. Tony Evers today, with Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, highlighted the expansion of COVID-19 testing across Wisconsin. This includes 71 new free community testing sites that will now be available in 56 counties and 7 tribal nations. These sites have the capacity to test approximately 48,000 people each week. Increasing access to testing for all individuals continues to be a major pillar of Wisconsin’s statewide response plan, and these efforts will help meet this goal.

Key information about the community testing sites:

  • 71 new community testing sites are opening in October and will be available through December 10. 
  • 56 counties will host consistent COVID-19 testing sites.
  • 7 tribal nations will be either hosting or co-hosting community testing sites. 
  • 35 testing sites will be available 1-3 days a week in 29 counties or tribal nations. 
  • 31 testing sites will be available every other week in 27 counties or tribal nations.
  • 5 new sites will be available once a month in 3 counties. 

A list of testing sites across the state is available at

Community testing sites will be available through December 10 and are open to anyone who lives or works in Wisconsin. DHS encourages Wisconsinites to pre-register for testing using COVID Connect as close as possible to the time of their actual test to ensure accurate tracking of symptoms and exposure among those tested. People can also register for testing using COVID Connect at the physical testing site. There are people and devices available to assist in registration.

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