Health Dept. sees 'significantly positive trend' in COVID-19 cases

The Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) released on Friday, Sept. 25 its update on Phase 4.1 of the public health and safety order called "Moving Milwaukee Forward" related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday marks the eighth week of Phase 4.1 -- and officials revealed they are seeing a significantly positive trend and have moved into RED for cases. The slope of linear regression is 0.28 with a P-value of 0.004 and our positivity rate has increased; it is now 8.0 % up from 6.4% last week. 

Officials say they will hold in phase 4.1 to make sure that the city is on the right track. They will reassess the progress next week, Oct. 2. 

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MHD will continue to monitor the situation and determine if additional protective measures are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19.   

The City of Milwaukee's key indicators for Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely have been updated as they are every Thursday and are available online at

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