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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of July 20, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

As of July 20, 2020, Minnesota has taken the lead on reporting the lowest percentage of positive COVID-19 tests among the five midwestern states with 5.4% of the tests returning positive. Wisconsin is reporting a positive test rate of 5.9%.  Indiana continues to have the highest percentage of positive cases in the midwest at 9.0%. The midwest’s percentage of positive tests (5.9%) is below the median for all states (7.6%). Nationwide, the percentage of positive cases has increased.

Wisconsin has tested 13.28% of the population, which is above the median for all states (12.33%). Overall, the midwest has tested 14.78% of the population.

Here is a snapshot from the COVID-19 Tracker showing the trending of the positive COVID-19 test results, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and fatalities for Wisconsin.

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Below is a snapshot of the outcomes for patients testing positive. Despite the increases in cases, fewer patients are requiring hospitalization, which could be an indication that physician knowledge and treatments for COVID-19 continue to improve. 

Wisconsin’s percent of positive cases is now approaching 10% for the two-day period, which is following a national trend. Three counties account for two-thirds of the new positives: Milwaukee (33% of all positives), Dane (24% of all positives) and Waukesha (9% of all positives).

Hospitalizations, however, continue to hover around the 4.5% mark, which is well below the 8% hospitalization rate reported during the same time in June.

Outcomes for positive COVID-19 in Wisconsin

COVIDTracking.com has launched COVIDExitStrategy.org, which shows how each state is performing on key measures.  Here are some stats on how the state of Wisconsin is handling COVID-19 as of July 20, 2020:

  • The target number of tests done daily remains at or above 100% of the goal with a 7-day average of 11,946 tests. The 14-day trend of COVID-19 positive cases is increasing.
  • Wisconsin is seeing a 34-day doubling time for incidence of COVID-19. Higher doubling times are desirable.
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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 July 20, 2020 from our BSG Analytics team.

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Jessica Poff

Posted in: Data Analytics, COVID-19

Posted by Jessica Poff

Data Scientist - BSG Analytics

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