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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #86 (6-9-20) 

Updated numbers from Monday, June 8th:

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Hospital Association released the following updated numbers for Monday, June 8th, 2020:


  • 322 Current Hospital Admissions (110 patients in ICU)
    • On Monday, the total number of hospital admissions reported increased by 14 since Sunday (+14).
    • The total number of ICU patients reported increased by 3 since Sunday (+3).
  • Cumulatively there have been 354,291 COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin;
    • 21,038 positive tests and 333,253 negative tests in Wisconsin (5.9% positive rate for the pandemic)
      • On Monday there were 203 positive tests reported on 7,589 tests (2.7% positive rate Monday)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 now total 646 in Wisconsin, a decrease of 1 from the weekend. DHS reported that one death in Milwaukee was accidentally counted twice, so they adjusted the total number of deaths down by 1.
      • On Monday there were 0 deaths reported 
  • 14,242 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (68%), 6,149 cases are still considered active (29%) and 646 patients have died (3%). (last updated by DHS on 6/8)




  • Milwaukee had the lowest number of reported new cases (87) reported by that county since May 19th, when there 71 new positive cases reported that day.
  • This is only the 2nd time (May 17th was the first) where there were no deaths reported since we started tracking on March 31st.


Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) COVID-19 Situational Awareness Update site
DHS COVID-19: County Data;

Governor Evers Media Briefing:

Governor Tony Evers did not have a COVID-19 Update Media Briefing yesterday, but there is one scheduled for today at 1:30 PM:


Racine County Executive tests positive for COVID-19

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave has tested positive for COVID-19, the county said in a statement released on Friday. Racine has had the 3rd highest number of positive cases, trailing Milwaukee and Brown county.

His office released a statement on Friday (excerpted below):

“Like over 1,800 residents across Racine County and more than 1.8 million people in the United States, I tested positive for COVID-19. After experiencing symptoms and getting tested at a drive-thru community clinic, I am slowly improving and will continue to work remotely and in isolation until I am fully recovered. Staff and others with whom I came into contact were informed and are also working remotely under quarantine as they undergo testing and self-monitor for symptoms.

“While it’s not clear where or how I contracted the virus, my case — and the continued increase in confirmed cases — makes clear that COVID-19 will impact our community for some time to come…”

Link to Full Statement (via Racine Journal Times)

State Health Officer Asked to Resign in Early May

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article today reporting that the former State Health Officer, Jeanne Ayers, was asked to resign from the Department of Health Services in early May and according to Ayers, wasn’t given a reason why.

Excerpt from article:

Ayers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an interview she was asked to leave the job that she held for 14 months in a short phone call on May 10 with Palm and Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk.

Ayers said she wasn’t told why she was asked to resign and that she hadn’t received any warnings about the quality of her work. She also said she wasn’t aware of any disagreements in how she was handling the fight against the epidemic.

Link to Journal Sentinel Story


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