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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of July 6, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

As of July 6, 2020, Wisconsin continues to report the lowest percentage of positive COVID-19 tests among the five midwestern states with 5.6% of the tests returning positive. Indiana continues to have the highest percentage of positive cases in the midwest at 9.5%. Wisconsin’s percentage of positive tests is below the median for all states.

The median for all states and Wisconsin have both seen a decreasing trend of the percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, as well as the rate of hospitalized patients being admitted to the ICU. 

In Wisconsin, the two-day change in positive tests as a percent of people tested spiked to 11% over the holiday weekend, one of the highest rates in the nation. But, there was also a significant decline in testing in Wisconsin. It is also notable that there were no deaths reported over the weekend and the number of COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital dropped by more than half (73 to 31).

COVID Tracker Date Median of all states - % of people testing COVID positive WI - % of people testing COVID positive Median of all states – % COVID patients hospitalized WI – % COVID patients hospitalized Median of all states – % hospitalized COVID patients admitted to ICU WI – % hospitalized COVID patients admitted to ICU WI – # Days to Double Incidence of COVID-19
7/6/2020 7.10% 5.60% 10.50% 10.30% 28.60% 21.50% 39
6/25/2020 WI PIVOTED TO INCLUDE “PROBABLE POSITIVE” COVID-19 PATIENTS WITH THEIR CONFIRMED COVID-19 PATIENT TOTALS  
6/22/2020 7.10% 5.10% 11.80% 13% 28.90% 22% 56
6/10/2020 6.90% 5.80% 12.40% 13.60% 29.50% 22.30% 41
CITY OF MILWAUKEE REOPENED 6/5/2020  
5/27/2020 7.90% 7.30% 14.90% 14.90% 31.20% 23% 23
WI STAY AT HOME ORDER ENDED 5/13/2020  (EXCEPTIONS: DANE COUNTY, CITY OF MILWAUKEE, RACINE)  
5/7/2020 9.50% 9.20% 15.80% 19% 34.70% 25% N/A
4/25/2020 9.90% 8.90% 16.30% 25.30% 37.30% 25.60% N/A
4/13/2020 10.30% 8.50% 15.30% 29.20% 31.80% 26.80% N/A

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.

Two Day Change in COVID-19 Numbers Wisconsin

Looking across the U.S., here is the two-day change rate for the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19, as of July 6, 2020. Wisconsin has risen to the top 10 states for the percentage of positive tests, however, testing in Wisconsin declined over the holiday weekend. 

People testing positive 7-6

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 6, 2020:

  • The target number of tests done daily remains at or above 100% of the goal with a 7-day average of 9,485 tests. The 14-day trend of COVID-19 positive cases is increasing
  • All states are reporting “minimal” influenza like illnesses.
  • ICU bed availability is rated as “normal”, as is hospital bed availability.
  • Wisconsin is seeing a 39-day doubling time for incidence of COVID-19.

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 6, 2020 from our BSG Analytics team.

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Jessica Poff

Posted in: Data Analytics, COVID-19

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Data Scientist - BSG Analytics

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