Wisconsin adds over 6,000 new COVID-19 cases, 78 deaths

FRIDAY 11/20/2020 1:57 p.m.

(WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported 344,945 total positive coronavirus test results in the state and 2,954 total COVID-19 deaths.

Of Wisconsin’s total COVID-19 cases, 75,649, or 21.9%, are active, according to DHS, compared to 75,580, or 22.3%, yesterday.

Of the 19,138 test results available today, 33.8% were positive. In total, DHS says 2,062,191 negative COVID-19 tests have been reported in Wisconsin. A total of 2,407,136 Wisconsinites have been tested for COVID-19.

Wisconsin’s hospitals are reporting, as of Thursday afternoon, a total of 2,104 patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 427 are in an ICU. A total of 1,540 hospital beds, or 14% of the state’s total beds, are immediately available to patients.

There are currently 23 patients in the alternative care facility at Wisconsin’s State Fair Park, up from 17 yesterday. The first patient was admitted on Oct. 21.

Graphs courtesy DHS

Wisconsin has seen 2,954, total COVID-19 deaths. Of Wisconsinites who have tested positive for coronavirus, 0.9% 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 cases344,945338,472 (+6,473)
Active cases75,649 (21.9%)75,580 (22.3%)
Recovered cases266,280 (77.2%)259,953 (76.8%)
Negative tests2,062,1912,049,526 (+12,665)
Patients at alternate care facility2317 (+5)
Patients hospitalized2,1042,217 (-113)
COVID-19 patients in ICU427428 (-1)
Hospital beds available1,540 (13%)1,246 (-294)
Ever hospitalized15,526 (4.5%)15,336 (+190)
COVID-19 deaths2,954 (0.9%)2,876 (+78)
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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