Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Now Has 13th Worst COVID-19 Spread

Washington and Waukesha still lead Milwaukee over past two weeks. Iron County worst in state and now second worst all time.

By - Aug 26th, 2020 07:19 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

Milwaukee County’s COVID-19 spread continues to slow.

The latest COVID-19 activity level report from the state Department of Health Services shows that 12 counties in the state have larger per-capita spreads in the past two weeks than Milwaukee, up from nine last week

The Milwaukee County per-capita rate continues to fall, from a 14-day figure of 400 cases per 100,000 residents a month ago to 252 last week to 220 as of Wednesday’s report.

Milwaukee remains behind two of its neighbors, Washington and Waukesha counties (300 and 240). Washington County saw its two-week rate grow from 278.8 to 280 while Waukesha County‘s rate fell to 240 from 280.5. Ozaukee and Racine counties remain behind Milwaukee at 170 cases per 100,000 residents.

Iron County has the highest rate in the state, and one that is almost three times that of Milwaukee, at 670 cases per 100,000 residents.

But because of the size of the county, Iron County has recorded only 39 new cases in the past two weeks, while Milwaukee County has recorded 2,118.

Wisconsin has a two-week case rate of 170 cases per 100,000 residents.

Data released Wednesday showed that across the state 768 people tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time. The results come from 10,378 tests, a positive case rate 7.40 percent.

The seven- and 14-day positive case rate now stands at 8.05 and 8.01 percent. The 14-day figure is at its highest point since early May when testing was restricted primarily to symptomatic individuals.

DHS reports 72,260 Wisconsin residents have tested positive for the disease since the outbreak began, with 4,767 in the past week and 9,997 in the past 14 days. DHS reports that 88 percent of individuals with a confirmed case have “recovered,” as defined by a documented abatement of symptoms or a diagnosis over 30 days ago. A total of 59,185 tests have been processed in the past seven days.

There are currently 344 people hospitalized, a figure down 10 from yesterday and 40 from a week ago. A total of 5,651 people with a confirmed case of the disease have required hospitalization, with 41 newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours.

DHS reported six new deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 1,100. An average of 6.9 deaths per day have been recorded in the past 30 days and 6.41 in the past 100 days.

According to DHS data, 2,464.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 2,451.9) since the outbreak began. Iron County, the northern-most county that borders Michigan, has 2,012.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,942.3). Racine County has recorded 1,994.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1,979). Brown County has record 1,979.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 1953.1).

Kenosha (1,729.9), Walworth (1,588.1), Marinette (1,416), Trempealeau (1,382.6), Waukesha (1,342), Dodge (1,204.2), Waupaca (1,195.5), Washington (1,130.6), Lafayette (1,099.5) and Oconto (1,041.1) are the only other counties with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 residents.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 1,237.2 (up from 1,226.2 yesterday). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 182.7 per 100,000 in the past two weeks according to the DHS activity level report released Wednesday.

Charts and Maps

Data from DHS.

Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status

Hospitalization status Number of confirmed cases as of 8/26/2020 Percent of confirmed cases as of 8/26/2020
Ever hospitalized 5,651 8%
Never hospitalized 42,299 59%
Unknown 24,310 34%
Total 72,260 100%

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 8/26/2020 Negative as of 8/26/2020 Deaths as of 8/26/2020 Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 8/26/2020 Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 8/26/2020
Adams 102 3,063 3 508.1 3%
Ashland 33 1,984 1 210.0 3%
Barron 362 6,880 3 800.0 1%
Bayfield 41 2,408 1 273.5 2%
Brown 5,143 57,201 58 1979.7 1%
Buffalo 58 1,905 2 440.5 3%
Burnett 37 2,021 1 242.5 3%
Calumet 461 7,642 2 925.6 0%
Chippewa 312 11,727 0 490.3 0%
Clark 234 4,231 8 678.4 3%
Columbia 334 11,379 2 586.4 1%
Crawford 98 3,861 0 601.7 0%
Dane 5,209 156,961 39 983.1 1%
Dodge 1,057 18,713 5 1204.2 0%
Door 128 5,093 3 466.5 2%
Douglas 243 5,965 0 559.9 0%
Dunn 159 6,447 0 357.3 0%
Eau Claire 748 17,439 6 726.3 1%
Florence 23 707 0 530.3 0%
Fond du Lac 1,010 17,596 9 987.1 1%
Forest 66 1,142 4 731.9 6%
Grant 426 10,514 17 821.9 4%
Green 256 5,937 1 694.4 0%
Green Lake 87 2,943 0 463.8 0%
Iowa 113 4,312 0 478.4 0%
Iron 115 1,323 1 2012.2 1%
Jackson 72 5,836 1 351.1 1%
Jefferson 844 15,330 6 997.0 1%
Juneau 182 6,822 1 688.9 1%
Kenosha 2,912 32,185 61 1729.9 2%
Kewaunee 154 2,912 2 756.4 1%
La Crosse 1,077 20,379 1 913.9 0%
Lafayette 184 2,728 0 1099.5 0%
Langlade 77 2,649 2 401.8 3%
Lincoln 76 3,886 1 272.9 1%
Manitowoc 478 12,016 1 602.0 0%
Marathon 748 17,085 13 553.0 2%
Marinette 574 8,240 6 1416.0 1%
Marquette 85 2,440 1 559.0 1%
Menominee 28 1,913 0 611.5 0%
Milwaukee 23,514 214,419 485 2464.2 2%
Monroe 271 8,493 2 595.6 1%
Oconto 391 7,068 1 1041.1 0%
Oneida 199 6,188 0 563.0 0%
Outagamie 1,646 30,678 19 890.9 1%
Ozaukee 870 15,141 18 985.5 2%
Pepin 47 1,138 0 647.2 0%
Pierce 276 5,743 5 663.4 2%
Polk 164 7,049 2 378.3 1%
Portage 534 10,472 1 756.4 0%
Price 35 2,099 0 259.5 0%
Racine 3,897 52,878 86 1994.4 2%
Richland 44 3,361 4 250.9 9%
Rock 1,597 28,618 26 987.2 2%
Rusk 24 1,588 1 169.2 4%
Sauk 604 15,963 3 949.7 0%
Sawyer 150 3,819 0 916.3 0%
Shawano 239 7,376 0 582.8 0%
Sheboygan 980 18,447 8 850.7 1%
St. Croix 605 12,578 7 688.1 1%
Taylor 87 2,203 3 427.4 3%
Trempealeau 407 5,457 2 1382.6 0%
Vernon 89 4,536 0 291.7 0%
Vilas 95 3,327 0 440.0 0%
Walworth 1,636 19,322 26 1588.1 2%
Washburn 58 2,332 0 369.7 0%
Washington 1,521 20,204 27 1130.6 2%
Waukesha 5,353 66,024 71 1342.0 1%
Waupaca 615 8,888 17 1195.5 3%
Waushara 139 5,746 1 576.4 1%
Winnebago 1,402 32,248 21 825.1 1%
Wood 425 11,363 2 580.0 0%
Total 72,260 1,138,581 1,100 1250.5 2%

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