Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

6,385 New COVID-19 Cases, 91,270 Tests In Past Week

Positive case rate appears to have stabilized, a sign that disease spread might not be accelerating.

By - Jul 25th, 2020 04:41 pm
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COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

Wisconsin recorded 953 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.  That’s according to data released by the Department of Health Services that covers a 24-hour window.

A total of 14,201 tests were processed, yielding a one-day positive case rate of 6.71 percent. The seven and 14-day averages both stand at 7.00 percent. The figure measures the percentage of tests that confirm a new case.

Officials have looked for the positive case rate to trend downward as testing increases as an indication of a slowing of the disease spread and an adequate amount of tests being administered. But the 14-day average has climbed steadily from a pandemic low of 2.69 percent on June 19th.

A total of 91,270 tests have been processed in the past week, the highest total throughout the pandemic. The two-week daily testing average has climbed to 12,444 tests per day.

Data on active hospitalizations remains elusive. A message on the Wisconsin Hospital Association dashboard said the organization is making changes to accommodate “recently announced requirements from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We are working to make any disruption as short and minimal as possible.” A figure of 312 was reported yesterday and 209 today, the latter of which would be a 100-day low, but likely owes more to a data issue than a surge in the number of people recovering from serious bouts of the disease.

DHS did report that 41 people were newly hospitalized in excess of the 30-day average of 35. A total of 4,370 Wisconsin residents have required hospitalization over the course of the outbreak.

A total of 13 new deaths were recorded, pushing the outbreak total to 891. An average of 4.17 deaths per day have been reported over the past 30 days, below the 100-day average of 6.94.

Over half of the new cases in the past 30 days have been in individuals under the age of 40. Over the past month, one-third of new cases have been people in their 20s. Younger people have substantially lower hospitalization and death rates from the disease.

A total of 47,870 people have tested positive for the disease since the outbreak began, with 21,643 of those coming in the past 30 days and 6,385 in the past week. DHS reports that 78 percent of individuals with a confirmed case have “recovered,” as defined by a documented abatement of symptoms or a diagnosis over 30 days ago. The percent fell from a high of 79 as a surge in new cases was reported.

Milwaukee County continues to have the worst outbreak in the state, both in total number and per-capita rate.

According to DHS data, 1,871.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 1,837.9) since the outbreak began. Racine County has 1,474.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,452.9), Brown County, which is anchored by Green Bay, has 1,437.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,419.6).

Kenosha (1,324.2), Walworth (994), Trempealeau (869.6), Iron (790.6), Rock (790.6), Waukesha (717.8), Dane (713.6), Dodge (693.8), Forest (632.1) and La Crosse (615.2) are the only other counties with more than 600 cases per 100,000 residents.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 828.4 (up from 811.9 yesterday).

Charts and Maps

Data from DHS.

Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status

Hospitalization status Number of confirmed cases as of 7/25/2020 Percent of confirmed cases as of 7/25/2020
Ever hospitalized 4,368 9%
Never hospitalized 27,390 57%
Unknown 16,112 34%
Total 47,870 100%

Percent of COVID-19 cases resulting in hospitalization within age group

Data from DHS.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender

Data from DHS.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race

Data from DHS.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity

Data from DHS.

Number of positive cases and deaths by county

Wisconsin County Positive as of 7/25/2020 Negative as of 7/25/2020 Deaths as of 7/25/2020 Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 7/25/2020 Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 7/25/2020
Adams 60 2,174 2 298.9 3%
Ashland 14 1,528 0 89.1 0%
Barron 99 4,820 2 218.8 2%
Bayfield 16 1,697 1 106.7 6%
Brown 3,735 40,972 50 1437.7 1%
Buffalo 36 1,441 2 273.4 6%
Burnett 9 1,330 1 59.0 11%
Calumet 214 5,002 2 429.7 1%
Chippewa 188 9,281 0 295.4 0%
Clark 156 3,246 7 452.3 4%
Columbia 187 8,326 1 328.3 1%
Crawford 51 3,028 0 313.1 0%
Dane 3,781 106,289 33 713.6 1%
Dodge 609 14,198 5 693.8 1%
Door 82 3,771 3 298.8 4%
Douglas 89 3,898 0 205.1 0%
Dunn 85 4,855 0 191.0 0%
Eau Claire 433 12,692 3 420.4 1%
Florence 5 525 0 115.3 0%
Fond du Lac 480 13,024 6 469.1 1%
Forest 57 813 4 632.1 7%
Grant 282 7,961 14 544.1 5%
Green 119 4,152 1 322.8 1%
Green Lake 49 2,194 0 261.2 0%
Iowa 56 3,518 0 237.1 0%
Iron 47 701 1 822.4 2%
Jackson 37 4,721 1 180.4 3%
Jefferson 504 10,648 4 595.4 1%
Juneau 98 5,237 1 370.9 1%
Kenosha 2,229 23,851 50 1324.2 2%
Kewaunee 99 2,186 1 486.2 1%
La Crosse 725 15,536 1 615.2 0%
Lafayette 98 2,023 0 585.6 0%
Langlade 26 1,810 1 135.7 4%
Lincoln 52 2,861 0 186.7 0%
Manitowoc 228 8,976 1 287.1 0%
Marathon 466 10,607 4 344.5 1%
Marinette 226 6,058 3 557.5 1%
Marquette 66 1,621 1 434.0 2%
Menominee 17 1,542 0 371.3 0%
Milwaukee 17,861 155,657 427 1871.8 2%
Monroe 174 6,249 1 382.4 1%
Oconto 137 5,175 0 364.8 0%
Oneida 62 3,870 0 175.4 0%
Outagamie 922 22,155 12 499.0 1%
Ozaukee 459 9,071 16 519.9 3%
Pepin 38 886 0 523.3 0%
Pierce 146 4,031 0 350.9 0%
Polk 95 5,103 2 219.2 2%
Portage 318 7,792 0 450.4 0%
Price 19 1,628 0 140.8 0%
Racine 2,881 38,434 72 1474.4 2%
Richland 21 2,397 4 119.7 19%
Rock 1,279 21,687 25 790.6 2%
Rusk 13 1,124 1 91.7 8%
Sauk 273 10,641 3 429.3 1%
Sawyer 21 2,296 0 128.3 0%
Shawano 127 5,442 0 309.7 0%
Sheboygan 464 13,458 5 402.8 1%
St. Croix 386 9,246 2 439.1 1%
Taylor 39 1,563 0 191.6 0%
Trempealeau 256 4,426 1 869.6 0%
Vernon 47 3,398 0 154.0 0%
Vilas 22 1,875 0 101.9 0%
Walworth 1,024 13,145 21 994.0 2%
Washburn 9 1,569 0 57.4 0%
Washington 675 11,944 19 501.7 3%
Waukesha 2,863 42,387 43 717.8 2%
Waupaca 275 6,655 14 534.6 5%
Waushara 62 4,723 0 257.1 0%
Winnebago 931 23,493 16 547.9 2%
Wood 161 7,895 1 219.7 1%
Total 47,870 808,528 891 828.4 2%

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