Wisconsin DHS reports over 4,000 new positive COVID-19 cases, 25 virus-related deaths

SATURDAY 10/24/2020 1:57 p.m.

(WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported 194,540 total positive coronavirus test results in the state and 1,770 total COVID-19 deaths.

Of Wisconsin’s total COVID-19 cases, 39,806, or 20.5%, are active, according to DHS, compared to 39,163, or 20.6%, yesterday.

Of the 17,620 test results available today, 23.1% were positive. In total, DHS says 1,757,630 negative COVID-19 tests have been reported in Wisconsin. A total of 1,952,170 Wisconsinites have been tested for COVID-19.

Wisconsin’s hospitals are reporting, as of Thursday afternoon, a record total of 1,245 patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 332 are in an ICU. A total of 1,847 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 1,770 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 cases194,540190,478 (+4,062)
Active cases39,806 (20.5%)39,163 (20.6%)
Recovered cases152,928 (78.6%)149,534 (78.5%)
Negative cases1,757,6301,744,072 (+13,558)
Patients hospitalized1,2451,202 (+43)
COVID-19 patients in ICU332324 (+8)
Hospital beds available1,847 (17%)1,831 (+16)
Ever hospitalized10,237 (5.3%)10,038 (+199)
COVID-19 deaths1,770 (0.9%)1,745 (+25)
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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