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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #185 (10-30-20)

Updated numbers from Friday October 30th, 2020

  • 1,546 Current Hospital Admissions, 350 patients in ICU, 8 patients at the Alternate Care Facility
    • Hospital admissions are up 93 (+93) since Thursday.
      • 1,546 current hospital admissions is a new one-day high for the pandemic
    • The total number of ICU patients increased by 20 (+20) since Thursday.
      • 350 ICU patients is a new one-day high for the pandemic
  • Cumulatively there have been 220,092 positive tests in Wisconsin:
    • 5,096 new positives reported on Friday
    • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 4,128/day
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 1,972 in Wisconsin.
    • 24 deaths were reported on Friday
  • 171,252 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (77.8%), 46,833 cases are still considered active (21.3%)

    and 1,972 patients have died (0.9%). (last updated by DHS on 10/309)




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


Positive Test Results


There were 29,613 positive tests reported last week, which is up 5,321, +5,321 from the previous week.

  • An average of 4,128 positive test results per dayWas 3,470/day the previous week.



Milwaukee county had the highest number of new positive cases, with 4,045 new positives, 558 more, +558, than the previous week.

  • Dane county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 1,966, which is 707 more, +707, than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were;
    • Brown county; 1,713 new cases, +291 more than the previous week
    • Waukesha county; 1,651 new cases, +197 more than the previous week
    • Outagamie county; 1,120 new cases, (66) less than the previous week



  • There were 227 COVID-19 related deaths, 56 more than the week prior, +56.


    • Milwaukee county had 20 of the 227 deaths from the last week, which is 9 more, +9 , than the number of deaths in the county reported the previous week.
    • Outagamie county had 18 deaths, +6 more than the prior week.
    • Waukesha county had 13 deaths, +4 more than the week prior
    • Brown and Winnebago counties both reported 12 deaths, which was +7 more for each county over the prior week.



Governor Evers Media Briefing

On Friday Governor Evers held a media briefing on Wisconsin’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining the Governor were Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer for the DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases, and Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel in the Office of the Governor.

In the briefing the Governor reiterated for Wisconsinites to avoid social gatherings and to continue to wear masks. That political leaders need to lead by examples and wear masks. That he is not encouraging nor discouraging Trump or Biden from campaigning in Wisconsin, but asking them to do it responsibly. The Governor also said that it is safe to vote in person on Tuesday and a lot has been learned and implemented from the April election to protect voters and workers.

Link to Media Briefing

Coverage of the media briefing:

·         WI Radio Network ‘Wear a freaking mask’ Evers urges as COVID-19 crisis continues

·         WI State Journal “Governor Evers says Wisconsin will need to tap into state dollar if federal COVID-19 funds aren’t approved soon”

·         Associated Press “COVID cases, deaths continue to mount in Wisconsin”

Updated Charts

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