Ripon's COVID-19 Cases
COVID-19 can seem like a faraway concern, which is why we are happy to partner with local educators to present a three-graph series of data— meticulously updated for Ripon, Wisconsin, only.
The graphs below are for COVID-19 cases for Ripon, Wisconsin— updated daily— based on data extracted from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and US Census data. We are grateful to Natasha Paris and Tanya Monet-Bakken, local educators, for compiling this important information.
Daily Positivity Rate in Ripon, Wisconsin
In red: The daily positivity rate is the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are actually positive each day, or:
(daily positive tests) / (total tests) x 100%.
Dashed line: A "safe positivity rating" is considered 5% of the daily positivity rate. Ripon is not close to meeting this safety threshold
In blue: The new tests per day is helpful in demonstrating that an increase of the daily positivity rating is not correlated to an increase in testing, but rather an increase in COVID-19 cases.
New Cases Per Day in Ripon, Wisconsin
Total COVID-19 Cases in Ripon, Wisconsin
The increasing rate of Ripon's COVID-19 cases illustrate this point: "The state of Wisconsin is reaching a crisis point in the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Particularly in northeastern Wisconsin, hospitals are filling up and cases continue to spiral out of control."