2,817 New COVID-19 Cases, A New High
One-day record has jumped 152 percent in September. Active hospitalizations hit new high.
Ten days ago Wisconsin recorded over 2,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time, eclipsing the prior high of 1,582 cases.
Since then the Department of Health Services has reported the state crossing the threshold five more times.
Saturday’s report, 2,817 cases, establishes a new one-day record. The 24-hour high is now 152 percent higher than it was going into September (1,117).
The new cases come from 12,584 processed tests. The number of tests processed in the past seven days has climbed to 82,048, the highest total since August 12th. A high of 99,920 was recorded for the week ending August 6th.
While testing isn’t at a record high, cases are. The seven-day case total climbed to 14,083. The high before September brought a surge of cases with it was 6,512 for the week of July 26th.
The seven- and 14-day positive case rates now stand at 17.16 and 16.79 percent, both of which are all-time highs. The figure is a measure of the percentage of tests that indicate a new case of the disease. The 14-day figure hit a low of 2.69 percent on June 19th.
A lagging indicator of the disease’s spread, hospitalizations, continues to reach new highs.
A total of 574 Wisconsin residents are actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association COVID-19 dashboard. The figure is up 31 from Friday and 212 from a week ago. DHS reports that 79 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, a record high, bringing the outbreak total to 7,041.
Seven deaths were reported by DHS, bringing the statewide total to 1,281. There have been 528 deaths recorded in Milwaukee County. An average of 5.8 deaths per day have been reported across the state over the past 30 days.
Brown County has recorded 3,371.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,264.7). According to DHS data, 2,992.1 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 2,957.9) since the outbreak began.
Forest (2,929.6), La Crosse (2,526.8), Walworth (2,512.3), Kewaunee (2,499.5), Racine (2,461.5), Iron (2,395.6), Outagamie (2,313.4) and Oconto (2,252.3) are the only other counties with more than 2,200 cases per 100,000 residents.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 1,965.8 (up from 1,917.1). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 390.9 per 100,000 in the past two weeks according to the DHS activity level report released Wednesday.
A total of 113,645 residents have tested positive for the disease.
Charts and Maps
Percent of COVID-19 cases by hospitalization status
|Hospitalization status||Number of confirmed cases as of 9/26/2020||Percent of confirmed cases as of 9/26/2020|
Percent of COVID-19 cases resulting in hospitalization within age group
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
Number of positive cases and deaths by county
|Number of confirmed cases||Number of negatives*||Number of probable cases||Number of deaths**||Cases per 100,000 people (counties)||Case fatality percentage***|
|Fond du Lac||9/26/2020||2,013||23,069||55||13||1,947.30||0.60%|
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