Just over 25% of the latest COVID-19 tests come back positive in Wisconsin

MONDAY 11/23/2020 1:57 p.m.

(WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported 357,771 total positive coronavirus test results in the state and 3,011 total COVID-19 deaths.

Of Wisconsin’s total COVID-19 cases, 74,340, or 20.8%, are active, according to DHS, compared to 75,035, or 21.2%, yesterday.

Of the 12,291 test results available today, 25.2% were positive. In total, DHS says 2,094,448 negative COVID-19 tests have been reported in Wisconsin. A total of 2,452,219 Wisconsinites have been tested for COVID-19.

Wisconsin’s hospitals are reporting, as of Sunday afternoon, a total of 1,988 patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 428 are in an ICU. A total of 1,675 hospital beds, or 15% of the state’s total beds, are immediately available to patients.

There are currently 13 patients in the alternative care facility at Wisconsin’s State Fair Park, down from 20 yesterday. The first patient was admitted on Oct. 21.

Graphs courtesy DHS

Wisconsin has seen 3,011, total COVID-19 deaths. Of Wisconsinites who have tested positive for coronavirus, 0.8% have died.

As of Wednesday, Nov. 18, DHS reports that 71 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties – including all Northeast Wisconsin counties – are seeing critically high COVID-19 activity levels.

Kewaunee, Sheboygan, and Winnebago counties are experiencing a growing trajectory in disease activity.

Last week, Brown, Outagamie, and Waupaca counties were reporting a growing trajectory of COVID-19 cases.

Calumet, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Shawano, and Waushara counties reported no significant change in disease activity. Last week, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Shawano, Sheboygan, and Winnebago counties are reporting no significant change in their COVID-19 case activity trajectories.

Brown, Door, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, and Waupaca counties are reporting shrinking disease activity.

Kewaunee County, last week, reported a shrinking disease activity.

The activity level is determined by combining the case burden and trajectory indicators.

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Today’s TotalYesterday’s
Total positive cases357,771354,676 (+3,095)
Active cases74,340 (20.8%)75,035 (21.2%)
Recovered cases280,358 (78.4%)276,574 (78%)
Negative tests2,094,4482,085,252 (+9,196)
Patients at alternate care facility1320 (+1)
Patients hospitalized1,9882,076 (-88)
COVID-19 patients in ICU428441 (-13)
Hospital beds available1,675 (13%)1,463 (+212)
Ever hospitalized15,930 (4.5%)15,823 (+107)
COVID-19 deaths3,011 (0.8%)3,005 (+6)
NOTE: The number of patients hospitalized, the number of patients in the ICU, and the number of hospital beds available are up-to-date as of the day.

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