Wisconsin adds near-record 42 new COVID-19 related deaths, over 4,000 cases

THURSDAY 10/22/2020 1:57 p.m.

(WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported 190,478 total positive coronavirus test results in the state and 1,745 total COVID-19 deaths.

Of Wisconsin’s total COVID-19 cases, 39,163, or 20.6%, are active, according to DHS, compared to 38,852, or 20.9%, yesterday.

Of the 17,804 test results available today, 25% were positive. In total, DHS says 1,744,072 negative COVID-19 tests have been reported in Wisconsin. A total of 1,934,550 Wisconsinites have been tested for COVID-19.

Wisconsin’s hospitals are reporting, as of Thursday afternoon, a record total of 1,202 patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 324 are in an ICU. A total of 1,831 hospital beds, or 17% of the state’s total beds, are immediately available to patients.

There are currently two patients in the alternative care facility at Wisconsin’s State Fair Park. The first patient was admitted on Oct. 21.

Graphs courtesy DHS

Wisconsin has seen 1,745 total COVID-19 deaths. Of Wisconsinites who have tested positive for coronavirus, 0.9% have died.

As of Wednesday, Oct. 21, DHS reports that 68 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties are seeing very high COVID-19 activity levels, including all Northeast Wisconsin counties.

Manitowoc, Outagamie, and Sheboygan counties are reporting a growing trajectory of COVID-19 cases.

Last week, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Manitowoc, and Waushara counties were reporting a growing trajectory of COVID-19 cases.

Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Marinette, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago counties are reporting no significant change in their COVID-19 case activity trajectories.

Last week, Brown, Calumet, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Waupaca counties reported no significant change in their COVID-19 case activity trajectories.

Oconto County is reporting a shrinking trajectory of COVID-19 case activity.

Last week, Kewaunee, Sheboygan, and Winnebago counties reported a shrinking trajectory of COVID-19 case activity.

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

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Today’s TotalYesterday’s
Total positive cases190,478186,100 (+4,378)
Active cases39,163 (20.6%)38,852 (20.9%)
Recovered cases149,534 (78.5%)145,509 (78.2%)
Negative cases1,744,0721,730,646 (+13,426)
Patients hospitalized1,2021,190 (+12)
COVID-19 patients in ICU324299 (+25)
Hospital beds available1,831 (15%)1,673 (+158)
Ever hospitalized10,038 (5.3%)9,855 (+183)
COVID-19 deaths1,745 (0.9%)1,703 (+42)
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 prior.
Wisconsin cumulative COVID-19 cases

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