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|
|6/25/2020||WI PIVOTED TO INCLUDE “PROBABLE POSITIVE” COVID-19 PATIENTS WITH THEIR CONFIRMED COVID-19 PATIENT TOTALS|
|CITY OF MILWAUKEE REOPENED 6/5/2020|
|WI STAY AT HOME ORDER ENDED 5/13/2020 (EXCEPTIONS: DANE COUNTY, CITY OF MILWAUKEE, RACINE)|
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.
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.
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.