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Jessica Poff

Data Scientist - BSG Analytics

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COVID-19 Bulletin: Related Impacts

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: COVID-19

Recently we shared a six-month look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved both nationwide and in the state. In Wisconsin:
  • The mortality rate of known infections has declined from 2.9% in May to 0.5% through September
  • Hospitalization rates and lengths of stay have declined as well (although..
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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of October 4, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

As of October 4, 2020, Wisconsin is reporting a rate of 8.2% for positive COVID-19 tests. Among the five midwestern states, Michigan has the lowest rate at 3.8%. The Midwest’s percentage of positive tests is below the median for all states (Midwest: 7.0%, median for all states: 7.2%).

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Special Edition COVID-19 Tracker: 6-Month Review

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: COVID-19

Our Special Edition COVID-19 Tracker provides an overview of what has happened both nationally and within Wisconsin in terms of testing, hospitalizations and deaths since the virus began spreading in the United States six months ago.

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COVID-19 Impact Bulletin: Vaccination Progress

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: COVID-19

It has been six months since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States and ten months since it began in China. Extensive collaboration and worldwide efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and save lives have scientists, pharmaceutical companies and governments deeply invested in..

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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of September 14, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

As of September 14, 2020, Wisconsin is reporting a rate of 6.9% for positive COVID-19 tests. Among the five midwestern states, Michigan has the lowest rate at 4.0%. The Midwest’s percentage of positive tests is below the median for all states (Midwest: 6.8%, median for all states: 7.1%).

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COVID-19 Impact Bulletin: Gaps in Care - Updated Review

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: COVID-19

On July 1, 2020 we shared a bulletin highlighting the gaps in care related to cancer screenings caused when healthcare systems paused elective and non-emergent exams and procedures in order to preserve capacity in the event of a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations. The initial bulletin estimated..

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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of August 31, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

This past weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared a recent study on COVID-19 fatalities which stated that 6%, or 9,683, of COVID-19 deaths listed only COVID-19 as the cause of death among the 164,280 COVID-19 deaths. The other 94% of deaths occurred in patients with..

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COVID-19 Impact Bulletin: Leveraging Employee Assistance Programs

Mental health has become an increasing concern six months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. According to the American Medical Association, “at least 30 states are reporting spikes in fatal opioid overdoses and ongoing concern about mental illness or substance abuse disorders, all..

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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of August 17, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

As of August 17, 2020, the two-day change in the percent of people testing positive in Wisconsin increased slightly, from 8.8% to 9%. This was the second-highest rate among midwest states (Iowa was 13.7%). The national average was 6.5%. Two new pie charts have been added to the COVID-19 Tracker..

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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of August 3, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

As of August 3, 2020, Wisconsin is reporting a rate of 6.1% for positive COVID-19 tests. Among the five midwestern states, Michigan has the lowest rate at 4.8%. The midwest’s percentage of positive tests (6.5%) is below the median for all states (7.4%).

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