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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 – one showing the number of deaths by state and the other showing the number of Wisconsin deaths by county.

COVID deaths by state 8-17

COVID deaths by county 8-17_1

COVIDTracking.com has launched COVIDExitStrategy.org, which shows how each state is performing on key measures. Wisconsin is experiencing a 61-day doubling time for incidence of COVID-19, up from 56 days reported in the last data tracker (higher doubling times are desirable). This is the lowest rate among midwestern states: Illinois (81), Indiana (62), Iowa (67), Michigan (87) and Minnesota (72).

We hope that you find this information of value as we all continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to regularly update the COVID-19 Data Tracker as more data becomes available. 

Click here to download the complete COVID-19 Data Tracker for August 17, 2020 from our BSG Analytics team.

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Jessica Poff

Posted in: Data Analytics, COVID-19

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