Active COVID-19 investigations rise by 66

Active COVID-19 investigations rise by 66

Active COVID-19-related public health investigations increased by 66 from last week, according to the Department of Health Services.

There were 613 active investigations in Wisconsin as of Wednesday.

Investigations are considered active until 28 days have passed since the last possible exposure to COVID-19 in a facility without any cases. Last week, there were 547 active investigations.

There were 36 more active investigations at non-healthcare workplaces, 12 more at long-term care facilities, four more in healthcare facilities and 16 more in other settings like daycares, restaurants, event spaces and religious settings.

The number of active investigations at group housing facilities, like correctional facilities, homeless shelters, dorms and group homes, fell by two.

Investigations can be triggered by a single case at a long-term care facility or by at least two cases in other settings.

As of Wednesday, there were 291 active investigations at non-healthcare workplaces, 205 at long-term care facilities, 39 at group housing facilities, 21 at healthcare facilities and 57 in other settings.

So far there have been a cumulative 284 public health investigations at long-term care facilities, with 127 having a single confirmed case and 200 having less than five confirmed cases. The median number is two, the average is eight and the range is one to 89.

Of the total 109 investigations at nursing homes, both active and closed, 74 were active as of Wednesday.

There were 256 additional cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday in Wisconsin. Cumulative cases are now at 23,454. There were nine additional deaths, bringing the total to 712.

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