Wisconsin adds 16 COVID-19 related deaths, reports record number of hospitalized patients

WEDNESDAY 10/7/2020 1:55 p.m.

(WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported 138,698 total positive coronavirus test results in the state and 1,415 total COVID-19 deaths.

Of Wisconsin’s total COVID-19 cases, 25,500, or 18.4%, are active, according to DHS. Yesterday, 24,852, or 18.2%, of Wisconsin’s total COVID-19 cases, were considered active.

Of the 13,507 test results available today, 17.2% were positive. Yesterday, 17.45% of the tests came back positive. In total, DHS says 1,493,304 negative COVID-19 tests have been reported in Wisconsin. A total of 1,632,002 Wisconsinites have been tested for COVID-19.

Wisconsin’s hospitals are reporting, as of Tuesday, a total of 853 patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 216 are in an ICU. A total of 1,827 hospital beds, or 16% of the state’s total beds, are immediately available to patients.

Wisconsin 7-day average, per DHS

Wisconsin has seen 1,415 total COVID-19 deaths. Of Wisconsinites who have tested positive for coronavirus, 1% have died.

As of Wednesday, Sept. 30, DHS reports that all Northeast Wisconsin counties are seeing very high COVID-19 activity levels.

Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, and Winnebago counties are reporting a growing trajectory of COVID-19 cases.

Green Lake County reported no significant change in its COVID-19 case activity trajectory.

Last week, Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, and Winnebago counties were reporting upward trends in activity level.

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

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Today’s TotalYesterday’s
Total positive cases138,698136,379 (+2,319)
Active cases25,500 (18.4%)24,852 (18.2%)
Recovered cases111,765 (80.6%)110,110 (80.7%)
Negative cases1,493,3041,482,116 (+11,188)
Patients hospitalized853782 (+71)
COVID-19 patients in ICU216209 (+7)
Hospital beds available1,927 (16%)2,316 (-389)
Ever hospitalized7,951 (5.7%)7,810 (+141)
COVID-19 deaths1,415 (1%)1,399 (+16)
Note: Patients hospitalized, patients in the ICU, and available hospital beds up to date as of 4 p.m. the previous day.
Wisconsin cumulative COVID-19 case totals

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