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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #91 (6-22-20) 


Current Numbers Snapshot:

  • 243 Current Hospital Admissions (94 patients in ICU)
    • Hospital admissions are down 48 (-48) over the previous 7 days.
    • The total number of ICU patients reported decreased by 7 (-7) over the previous 7 days.
  • Cumulatively there have been 485,153 COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin;
    • 24,819 positive tests and 460,344 negative tests in Wisconsin (5.1% positive rate for the pandemic)
      • On Friday there were 278 positive tests reported on 11,116 tests (2.5% positive rate)
      • On Saturday there were 385 positive tests reported on 10,197 tests (3.8% positive rate)
      • On Sunday there were 280 positive tests reported on 6,051 tests (4.6% positive rate)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 now total 744 in Wisconsin.
      • On Friday there were 11 deaths reported
      • On Saturday there were 14 deaths reported
      • On Sunday there were 0 deaths reported
  • 19,310 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (78%), 4,761 cases are still considered active (19%) and 744 patients have died (3%). (last updated by DHS on 6/21)



Week In Review

  • Governor Tony Evers did not conduct a media briefing last week. There was one DHS led briefing by Dr. Ryan Westegaard, chief medical officer with the DHS Bureau of Communicable diseases and John Lyman, the chief medical officer for the bureau of environmental and occupational health. (Link to YouTube archive). In addition to updating on the current COVID-19 numbers for Wisconsin, they also discussed two studies DHS will be conducting to understand the transmission of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
  • 4 of 6 Badger Bounce Back Gating Criteria utilized by the Evers Administration to decide when to reopen Wisconsin currently have a red status, meaning the gating criteria has not been met. Those criteria that are red are;
    • Downward trajectory of influenza-like illnesses (ILI) reported within a 14-day period
    • Downward trajectory of COVID-19-like syndromic cases reported within a 14-day period.
    • Downward trajectory of positive tests as a percent of total tests within a 14-day period.
    • Downward trend of COVID-19 cases among health care workers calculated weekly



Looking back at the data reported from Saturday, June 13th through Friday June 19th, of note were the following:


Positive Test Results


  • There were 1,642 positive tests reported last week, which is down 355 from the previous week.
    • Milwaukee County had 669 new positive cases in the past week (40.7% of the new positive cases) which is 94 fewer positive cases than the week prior.
    • The next two highest counties for new cases for the week were La Crosse (94) and Dane (92).
      • La Crosse’s new cases are 62 higher than the previous week
      • Dane County’s new cases are 38 lower than the previous week.




  • There were 41 COVID-19 related deaths, down 15 from the week prior.
    • Milwaukee had 13 of the 41 deaths from the last week, which is 19 fewer deaths in the county than reported the previous week.
    • The next highest county was Racine county, with 5 reported deaths, which is 1 fewer than the previous week.





  • There were 69,297 tests conducted over the past week (an average of 9,900 tests/day)
    • There were 6,730 fewer tests conducted this past week (-6,730) than the prior week.


Percent Positive Test Results:

  • On average, 2.4% of tests came back positive this week, which continues the decline in percent positives over the previous weeks.




Breakdown by Counties producing 91% of positive test results

(View In PDF)



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


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