Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin reported totals of 148,237 negative results and 12,885 positive results, indicating a cumulative total of 161,122 people have been tested.
  • The day before, Wisconsin reported 144,502 negative results and 12,687 positive results, indicating a cumulative total of 157,189 people had been tested.
  • The difference in the cumulative total numbers indicates 3,933 more people were tested for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.
    • A discrepancy in the cumulative number of negative results reported by Brown County has been included in the cumulative total of Wisconsin negative results.
    • There is no explanation for this discrepancy on the DHS web site.
  • The difference in the cumulative positive totals indicates 198 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, 158 fewer than the median number of new cases reported in the past seven days (356).
  • Wisconsin reported a cumulative total of 467 deaths attributed to COVID-19 yesterday, and a cumulative total of 459 deaths attributed to COVID-19 the day before.
  • The difference in the cumulative total number of deaths indicates 8 new deaths were attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, on par with the median number of deaths reported in the past seven days (8).
  • The cumulative total number of people tested in the state (161,122) is 2.77% of Wisconsin’s 2019 population of 5,822,000.
  • The cumulative total number of positive cases in the state (12,885) is 8.00% of all people tested.
  • The cumulative total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 (467) is 3.62% of all positive cases.

Brown County

  • Brown County reported 9,171 negative results and 2,118 positive results, indicating a cumulative total of 11,289 people have been tested.
  • The day before, Brown reported 9,337 negative results and 2,102 positive results, indicating a total of 11,439 people were tested.
    • The number of negative and positive results normally increases each day, indicating the number is cumulative.
    • The number of negative results decreased by 166, indicating an adjustment was intentionally made, or an error was unintentionally made.
    • This discrepancy was made part of the statewide totals.
    • There was no explanation on the DHS web site for this discrepancy.
  • The difference in the positive results indicates 16 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, 10 fewer than the median number of new cases reported in the past seven days (26).
  • Brown County reported a total of 26 deaths attributed to COVID-19 yesterday, and 23 deaths attributed to COVID-19 the day before.
  • The difference in the number of deaths indicates 3 new deaths were attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, 2 more than the median number of deaths reported in the past seven days (1).
  • The total number of people tested in Brown County (11,289) is 4.27% of the county’s 2019 population of 264,542.
  • The total number of positive cases in Brown County (2,118) is 18.76% of all people tested.
  • The total number of deaths in Brown County attributed to COVID-19 (26) is 1.23% of all positive cases.

Milwaukee County

  • Milwaukee County reported 28,834 negative results and 5,076 positive results, indicating a cumulative total of 33,910 people have been tested.
  • The day before, Milwaukee reported 28,412 negative results and 5,005 positive results, indicating a total of 33,417 people were tested.
  • The difference in the positive results indicates 71 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, 77 fewer than the median number of new cases reported in the past seven days (148).
  • Milwaukee County reported a total of 260 deaths attributed to COVID-19 yesterday, and 256 deaths attributed to COVID-19 the day before.
  • The difference in the number of deaths indicates 4 new deaths were attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, 2 more than the median number of deaths reported in the past seven days (4).
  • The total number of people tested in Milwaukee County (33,910) is 3.59% of the county’s 2019 population of 945,726.
  • The total number of positive cases in Milwaukee County (5,076) is 14.979% of all people tested.
  • The total number of deaths in Milwaukee County attributed to COVID-19 (260) is 5.12% of all positive cases.
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