More than 500 COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin hospitals


The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported more than 500 COVID-19 patients on Aug. 1 — the first time over 500 since March. 

On Friday, the state reported 508 COVID patients in hospitals, but that number reached as high as 522 patients on Tuesday. 

Roughly 16% of COVID patients are in intensive care. 

Hospitalizations have increased gradually in recent months, up 125 patients from a month ago and up roughly 370 patients from this year’s low mark in April.

Latest COVID-19 numbers 

  • New cases reported (Friday): 1,879  
  • New deaths reported (this week), confirmed: 16
  • New deaths reported (this week), probable: 8
  • Number hospitalized: 508 (intensive care: 80); up 125 patients from a month ago
  • Seven-day average of daily cases: 1,672 (up 364 cases from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average of confirmed daily deaths: 2 (down 2 deaths from a month ago)
  • Seven-day average of new deaths reported within 30 days of death: 2 (down 2 deaths from a month ago)
  • Seven-day average positivity rate: 14.8% of all COVID-19 tests given
  • Total cases since the start of pandemic: 1,576,963
  • Total confirmed deaths: 13,238
  • Total probable deaths: 1,708





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