Dunn County offers social media COVID-19 update

The Dunn County Health Department is sharing more local COVID-19 data related to positive cases such as, their age, gender, and recovery status. This data can be found on the Dunn County Portal and the health department’s social media accounts. The portal data is updated pulling from Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) data at approximately 2:00pm daily. The social media updates are completed manually on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at approximately 2:00pm. The Wisconsin DHS updates their information every day at 2:00pm with the data cut off at 9:00pm the previous day.

For those interested in where this data comes from:

Current Risk Level: Our current risk level is based on our disease burden and disease trajectory within the county. This is updated by the state every Wednesday. Burden is the total number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the last two weeks. Trajectory or trend is the percent of change in positive cases from the previous to the current week. You can find this data at  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/disease.htm

Confirmed Positive: This is the total number of people that are a confirmed positive for COVID-19 using a PCR test. These are people that live in Dunn County while they are sick. You can find this data at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/county.htm.

Recovered: This is the total number of people that have tested COVID-19 positive that are considered recovered within Dunn County. We determine the number the active cases from an internal Dunn County WEDSS (Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System) Report and subtract that from the total number of confirmed positive cases. To calculate the percentage of those recovered on our graphic: 616 (recovered) /706 (total) = .8725 = 87%.

Active Cases, Currently Hospitalized, and Deaths: These data are counted from an internal Dunn County WEDSS (Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System) Report.

Gender and Age Demographics: This data can be downloaded and sorted at https://data.dhsgis.wi.gov/datasets/covid-19-historical-data-table/data?orderBy=DATE

As always, you can follow the Dunn County data on the COVID-19 portal. https://dunnco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/5dedef2488784b128461

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