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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #85 (6-8-20 AM) 

Updated numbers for the Weekend (June 5th-7th):

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Hospital Association released the following updated numbers for the weekend (June 5th-7th, 2020):

  • 308 Current Hospital Admissions (107 patients in ICU)
    • Over the weekend, the total number of hospital admissions reported decreased by 47 since Friday (-47).
    • The total number of ICU patients reported decreased by 17 since Friday (-17).
    • Southeastern Wisconsin saw this biggest drop in admissions and ICU patients; -34 in hospital admissions and -16 in ICU patients.
  • Cumulatively there have been 346,703 COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin;
    • 20,835 positive tests and 325,867 negative tests in Wisconsin (6.0% positive rate)
      • On Friday there were 357 positive tests reported on 12,322 tests (2.9% positive rate)
      • On Saturday there were 322 positive tests reported on 11,792 tests (2.7% positive rate)
      • On Sunday there were 264 positive tests reported on 11,329 tests (2.3% positive rate)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 now total 647 in Wisconsin, an increase of 21 over the weekend
      • On Friday there were 7 deaths reported
      • On Saturday there were 12 deaths reported
      • On Sunday there were 2 deaths reported
  • 14,047 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (67%), 6,140 cases are still considered active (29%) and 647 patients have died (3%). (last updated by DHS on 6/7)

 

Milwaukee had the largest number of reported cases over the weekend at 425, 45.2% of the positive test results reported for the state over the weekend.

Sources: 

Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) COVID-19 Situational Awareness Update site
DHS COVID-19: County Data; https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/county.htm

Week In Review

Looking back at the data reported from Saturday, May 30th through Friday June 5th, of note were the following:

  • There were 2,542 positive test results reported last week, which is down 769 positive test results (-769) from the week prior.
    • Milwaukee County alone was down 576 positive test results compared to the week prior.
    • Dodge County had the biggest uptick in positive test results of any county, +171 from the week prior.
  • There were 65 Covid-19 related deaths reported this week, down 7 deaths (-7) from the week prior.
    • Milwaukee County had the most deaths at 23, which is down 1 (-1) from the week prior.
    • Racine County again had the second most deaths at 11, which is down 2 (-2) from the week prior.
  • There were 72,286 tests conducted over the past week (an average of 10,326 tests/day)
    • There were 8,090 tests more conducted this past week (+8,090) than the prior week.
  • On average, 3.5% of tests came back positive this week, which is lower than the 5.2% averaged the week prior.

 

 

DHS Offers Direct Payments to Long-Term Care Service Providers and Facilities, Emergency Medical Services, and Clinics Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

DHS announced on Friday that they will begin accepting from specific types of health care service providers for funding from $110 million allotted to the state under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will be used to make payments to offset the losses and expenditures these providers have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

$100 million will be distributed among the following groups of eligible providers:

  • Home and community-based service providers, including providers for 1-2 bed adult family homes, day services, home health, personal care, pre-vocational and supported employment, respite care, supportive home care, and daily living skills training for children
  • Assisted living facilities, including community-based residential facilities, 3-4 bed adult family homes, and resident care apartment complexes
  • Nursing homes, including skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities
  • Emergency medical services providers

The remaining $10 million will be directed toward rural health clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Tribal Health Clinics, and free and low cost clinics.

Link to Press Release

Public Health of Madison & Dane County revises health order to allow church services at 25% of capacity

In a press release on Friday, Public Health of Madison & Dane County announced that they were making a modification to its existing Public Health order “following a 17-page letter this week from a Washington D.C. based law firm that was retained by the Catholic Diocese of Madison.” The modification means churches that wish to have services can do so up to 25% of their capacity. The previous order – put in place to reduce the risk of an outbreak of COVID-19 from occurring where people gather – allowed churches to have as many services as they wanted, but asked they be capped at 50 parishioners per service.

Under Emergency Order #4 PDF  which takes effect immediately, Dane County remains in Phase 1 of the Forward Dane plan. Order #4 makes a clarification with respect to religious services. Religious worship services will no longer be categorized as a “mass gathering.” All restrictions applicable to businesses will continue to apply to religious services. These restrictions include limiting capacity to 25% of approved capacity levels and developing and implementing written hygiene, cleaning, and protective measure policies and procedures.

Link to Press Release

Governor Evers Media Briefing:

Governor Tony Evers will hold a COVID-19 Update Media Briefing at 1:30 PM today. It will be carried live on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq_2Ghr2Vuk

Updated Charts

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