The WHA Information Center has added three new important COVID-19 related data points and trends to the WHA COVID-19 Situational Awareness Update Dashboard
: total negative COVID-19 tests and the change from the day before, a trending graph that also shows daily positive COVID-19 test figures, and a ventilator use and availability daily/trend graph. All are important data discussion points as Wisconsin continues to experience the COVID-19 crisis.
“In adding these new data elements, WHA continues to help inform how the pandemic is affecting hospitals and health systems while providing important information for policymakers as we deal with COVID-19,” WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding said. “WHA remains dedicated to collecting and reporting relevant COVID-19 data and aid informed decisionmaking.”
Since first launched in early April 2020, the Dashboard has been a go-to data resource for those seeking the latest important COVID-19 information, with the website visited almost 300,000 times. Working with the state’s Department of Health Services, data are compiled from information received from the state’s seven Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalitions (HERCs) and COVID-19 case-related data from DHS. The information can display statewide data as well as within each individual HERC.