Wisconsin reports new single-day high of COVID-19 test results
Wisconsin reported a new single-day high of COVID-19 testing results on Wednesday.
There were 16,451 results reported, with 483 new positive cases. That brought the total to 19,400 cases.
Nine additional deaths brought the state’s total to 616. A total of 279,711 negative test results have been reported.
There are 458 active public health investigations related to COVID-19 across the state of Wisconsin.
According to the Department of Health Services, a single case at a long-term care facility can initiate a facility-wide public health investigation. Two cases are needed at a group housing facility, a healthcare facility, a workplace or other settings like child care centers, restaurants, event spaces and houses of worship.
Investigations are considered active until 28 days have passed since the last possible exposure to a COVID-19 case in a facility without any cases.
There are 210 active investigations at non-healthcare workplaces. There are 170 active investigations at long-term care facilities, 40 at group housing facilities, 15 at healthcare facilities and 23 in other settings.
Of the 219 total both active and no longer active investigations at long-term care facilities, 96 had one confirmed case, and 147 had less than five confirmed cases.
The median number of cases per investigation at long-term care facilities is two, the average is nine and the range is one to 86.
Of the total 88 public health investigations at nursing homes, 68 are active.
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