As of July 8, 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 9.2%. Wisconsin’s percentage of positive tests is below the median for all states.
Illinois is leading the Midwest with 14.3% of the population being tested for COVID-19. Wisconsin has tested 10.88% of the population, which is above the median for all states (9.99%). The midwest has tested 11.71% of the population.
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, hospitalized COVID-19 patients are seeing shorter stays since early on in the pandemic. Here is a visual of the change in days for Wisconsin hospitalizations:
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 8, 2020.
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 8, 2020:
- The target number of tests done daily remains at or above 100% of the goal with a 7-day average of 9,368 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 40-day doubling time for incidence of COVID-19. Higher doubling times are desirable.
- Nationwide: Rhode Island and Arizona are the only two states reporting constrained ICU bed availability and no states are reporting a constrained availability of hospital beds.
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.