As another indication of the states status, the site covidexitstrategy.org, which evaluates states development combating the coronavirus based on gating criteria like cases, healthcare facility capability and screening, bumped Wisconsin to its “unchecked spread” category. Like last week, DHS considered 58 of the states 72 counties to have “high” virus activity levels, although some counties bumped up and down in the brand-new ranking. 6 new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported, bringing the states total to 865.
State health department adds 712 brand-new COVID-19 cases, virus activity remains high in 80% of Wisconsin countiesMadeline Heim
USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinPublished 5:23 PM EDT Jul 22, 2020Wisconsin confirmed 712 brand-new coronavirus cases Wednesday as the Department of Health Services issued its weekly ratings of infection activity by county, which remains “high” for much of the state. As another indication of the states status, the website covidexitstrategy.org, which examines states development combating the coronavirus based on gating criteria like cases, healthcare facility capacity and screening, bumped Wisconsin to its “unchecked spread” classification. Wisconsin is among 19 states with the classification. Last week, it was classified as the less severe “trending poorly.” Like last week, DHS considered 58 of the states 72 counties to have “high” infection activity levels, although some counties bumped up and down in the new ranking. Only Burnett County is classified as having “low” activity. The states general coronavirus activity level is still “high,” according to the weekly rankings, which are based upon a mix of overall new cases per 100,000 individuals in the last two weeks and percent modification in new cases in between the past 7 days and the 7 days prior to that. In Wisconsin as a whole, there were 200 cases per 100,000 individuals validated in the past 2 weeks, up from 160 in the previous weekly rating. The percent change in new cases was 9.9%. RELATED: Green Bay City Council authorizes face covering requirement for structures open up to publicRELATED: Survey: Did you get a call from a contact tracer? Wednesdays new cases make up about 4.8% of the 14,780 trial run because Tuesday, the most tests processed in a single day in at least two weeks. The states seven-day rolling average of brand-new cases, which reached a brand-new high of 890 cases on Tuesday, dropped for the very first time in 2 weeks Wednesday to 874. 6 brand-new deaths associated with COVID-19 were reported, bringing the states overall to 865. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Wisconsin Hospital Association had not updated its data on the variety of clients hospitalized with COVID-19 since the day prior. Its website mentions that anomalies may occur today due to federally required information collection changes.Activity ratings by county as of Wednesday were as follows. Parentheses show a modification in the activity level from last weeks rating.Contact Madeline Heim at 920-996-7266 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @madeline_heim. Released 5:23 PM EDT Jul 22, 2020This material was originally released here.