After 245 updates on COVID-19 #s in Wisconsin we have reached a point where there are no more state or local regulations in place to report on and the number of new cases and hospitalizations have reached new lows.
Also, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has reformatted the data they report out, focusing on 7-day averages versus daily data, which doesn’t allow us to update some of the charts we previously created. See below for an explanation on the changes from DHS.
With that as background, we are going to stop sending these weekly updates and include any relevant COVID-19 related updates in the CapitolNotes reports going forward.
If you would like access to the 7-day averages, they can be found on the DHS COVID-19 summary page; https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/data.htm and current hospitalization numbers can be found on the WI Hospital Association COVID-19 dashboard; https://www.wha.org/Covid-19Update.
If ever you need any COVID-19 related information, please do not hesitate to reach out. And if you need a previous report, they are all archived at https://capitolconsultants.net/covid-19/
Week In Review
- 185 Hospital Admissions and 60 patients in ICU
- Hospital admissions were down 44 for the week (-44).
- The total number of ICU patients decreased by 18, (-18) for the week.
- Cumulatively there have been 610,740 positive tests in Wisconsin:
- 953 positive tests reported last week, which is 842 less, (842) from the previous week.
- The 7-day average for positive tests is now 144+/day. (7-day average was 241+/day last week)
- Deaths from COVID-19 are at 7,150 in Wisconsin.
- The 7-day average for deaths is 4 deaths/day (7-day average was 3 deaths/day last week).
- 599,246 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (98%), 5,376cases are still considered active (1%, and -1,330 versus last week) and 7,150 patients have died (1%). (last updated by DHS on 6/4)
DHS Updates COVID-19 Summary Data Page[From release]
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is updating data displayed on the COVID-19 Summary Datapage. The new Wisconsin COVID-19 Summary Statistics dashboard will continue to report COVID-19 cases and deaths, with an emphasis on seven-day averages, and will now also display vaccination rates and disease activity so Wisconsinites can continue to stay informed about the state of the pandemic. The summary dashboard will include the following metrics as seven-day averages:
- New confirmed cases
- New probable cases
- Percent positive by test
- New deaths
Displaying data as seven-day averages helps smooth out trends over time that may fluctuate day to day based on when data is reported. COVID-19 data will now only be updated Monday through Friday.
Vaccine Distribution (reported as of 6/4/21 on DHS website )
- 5,216,241 vaccines have been administered (an increase of +87,015 since last week)
- Wisconsin’s 7-day average is 10,388 doses per day. Wisconsin’s high was 64,409 doses per day on 4/11
- 2,808,405 Wisconsinites (48.2%) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine series (+42,250 over last week, +0.7%)
- 2,475,509 Wisconsinites (42.5%) have completed their vaccine series. (An increase of +47,996 since last week, +0.8%)
Positive Test Results
There were 953 new positive tests reported last week, which is a decrease of 842, (842) from the previous week.
- An average of 144 positive test results per day. Was 241+/day the previous week.
Milwaukee county had the highest number of new positive cases with 162 new positives, 163 less, (163) than the previous week.
- Dane county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 80, which is 36 less, (36) than the previous week.
- Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were;
- Brown county; 58 new cases, (3) less than the previous week
- Waukesha county; 43 new cases, (36) less than the previous week
- Rock county; 38 new cases, (45) less than the previous week
Updated Charts as of 6/4/21