MADISON, Wisconsin (WMTV) – The number of Wisconsin counties experience The high level of the COVID-19 community has more than doubled in the past week, figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. The agency’s latest update found that 18 counties stained orange, indicating high levels, a jump from the seven reported late last week.
Mens Dane Co. continues to register the most cases per per capita in the state, it remained at the ‘intermediate’ level. This is because federal health officials rank the counties based on cases per. 100,000 inhabitants and a few hospitalization numbers.
With the number of cases that Dane Co. ser – 481.99 pr. 100,000 residents – it would be necessary to see new COVID-19 admissions to cross 10 out of 100,000 residents or ten percent of staffed beds used to treat patients with COVID-19. The state’s second largest county falls below both limits, but it is creeping towards the new admission line, after jumping from 4.9 to 8.8 in one week.
Several other counties in southern Wisconsin are in the same boat and see the number of cases at a level where two more COVID-19 admissions per. 100,000 inhabitants in a week would push them into the high category. These counties include:
|Amt||Cases / 100k||New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000||% Manned 24-hour beds|
CDC METRIC FOR DETERMINING CLASSIFICATION
|New cases (per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 7 days)||Indicator||Low||Medium||High|
|<200 cases||New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 inhabitants (7 days in total)||<10.0||10.0-19.9||≥20.0|
|<200 cases||Percentage of manned beds used by COVID-19 patients (7-day average)||<10.0%||10.0-14.9%||≥15.0%|
|≥200 cases||New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 inhabitants (7 days in total)||REACH||<10.0||≥10.0|
|≥200 cases||Percentage of manned beds used by COVID-19 patients (7-day average)||REACH||<10.0%||≥10.0%|
One-third of the orange counties of Wisconsin span the metropolitan area of Milwaukee, while another six are located in the northwestern part of the state. The last half dozen counties fall over a diagonal stretching from La Crosse and Monroe counties to Marinette Co. No south-central counties are considered high.
Three counties in the southwest corner of the state – Crawford, Grant and Lafayette – as well as Dodge and Marquette counties are among the 19 that are still ranked as having low community transmission.
On Friday, DHS reported departure for new COVID-19 cases for the fourth day in a row. The rolling average of seven days had dropped to less than 2,000 cases a day during the previous week. The last four days are the longest stretch of fall since cases plummeted from January highs and began the two-month rise. The latest figures put the rolling average six times higher than it was when these increases began in March.
With 2,143 cases reported on Friday, the seven-day rolling average now stands at 1,980 cases a day.
The rolling seven-day average for deaths ticked up to two a day in the latest report, but remains at the low levels seen for most of the month.
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