Wisconsin officials report 478 new COVID-19 cases as seven-day average hits lowest point in a month – The Sheboygan Press

Although Wisconsin set a single-day record for COVID-19 cases Saturday, the rate of brand-new cases has inched below its late-July peak, and the seven-day average reached its least expensive point in a month.
The Department of Health Services reported 478 favorable results out of more than 9,900 tests Wednesday, for a 4.8% positivity rate.
Thats the fewest new cases since Aug. 3 and the most affordable positivity rate because Aug. 6.
The seven-day average of freshly reported cases was up to 760, its most affordable given that July 13 (when it was 697).
Five more individuals passed away battling the infection, according to DHS, bringing the states authorities toll to 1,011.
A brand-new feature on the health departments information website revealed Wednesday that the positivity rate in recent days might have been a little misshaped — lower than it ought to be — due to the fact that of hold-ups analyzing and manually validating test results.
These hold-ups have resulted in backlogs of unfavorable tests, which cause more recent positive results to be mismatched with older negative results in the manually verified numbers reported each day by DHS. That means that some days the positivity rate has been higher than it should be, and some days its been lower.
Initial data from Tuesdays tests reveal 457 of 6,083 individuals checked favorable, or a rate of 7.5%. Including this initial information, the seven-day average of test positivity is 7.4%, compared to 6.3% using the confirmed test results.
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In spite of the recent dip in brand-new cases, COVID-19s activity level remains “high” in Wisconsin — and, specifically, in all but six of its counties — according the health departments regular Wednesday update to its weekly ratings.
DHS bases the activity rankings on a mix of overall new cases per 100,000 individuals over the past two weeks, and the percent change in brand-new cases in between the past seven days and the 7 days prior to that.
The state as a whole saw 194 cases per 100,000 individuals over the past 2 weeks.
The highest rates over the past 14 days were in Marinette (428 ), Barron (355 ), Sawyer (332 ), Lafayette (314 ), Racine (287 ), Waupaca (282 ), Waukesha (281 ), Milwaukee (278) and Washington (274 ).
The most affordable remained in Pepin (27 ), Forest (33 ), Green Lake (37) and Buffalo (37 ).
Some counties saw severe jumps in new cases. Barron County confirmed 163 of its overall 308 cases in the previous two weeks. Sawyer verified 55 of 82 overall, and Marinette confirmed 175 of 432.
The following are the states activity level scores by county. Parentheses reflect a change in the activity level from the previous weeks rating.

Of 62,263 Wisconsin citizens who have checked favorable for COVID-19, 52,350– or 84%– are listed as having actually “recovered” by DHS.
DHS considers someone recuperated if they have either: 1. recorded proof that their signs have resolved or their isolation has ended, or 2. more than 30 days have passed since diagnosis. In uncommon cases, healing might take longer than one month.
At least 5,125 of those residents who evaluated positive have been hospitalized, though DHS doesnt know whether someone was hospitalized in about a 3rd of cases.
As of mid-afternoon Tuesday, Wisconsin healthcare facilities reported having 364 total COVID-19 patients– below 414 on Monday afternoon– with 111 in extensive care.
Another 221 inpatients were waiting for COVID-19 test outcomes.
Globally, more than 20.4 million cases were validated as of mid-Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University, and almost 745,000 people had died.
The U.S. accounted for roughly 5.2 million cases and 165,000 deaths.
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High: Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield (up), Brown, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence (up), Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock (up), Rusk (up), Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood

Some counties saw extreme dives in new cases. Barron County verified 163 of its total 308 cases in the past 2 weeks. Sawyer confirmed 55 of 82 total, and Marinette verified 175 of 432.
DHS considers somebody recuperated if they have either: 1. In unusual cases, healing might take longer than 30 days.

Medium: Buffalo (down), Forest (down), Green Lake, Juneau (down), Lincoln (down) and Pepin (down).