Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 127% In Three Weeks

Active hospitalizations set a record high for third day in a row,

By - Oct 5th, 2020 09:44 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The number of people hospitalized in Wisconsin with a positive case of COVID-19 continues to hit new highs. The Department of Health Services reported 782 active hospitalizations on Monday afternoon, the highest total since the pandemic began.

The active hospitalization total has climbed 127 percent from three weeks ago when it stood at 343.

New cases meanwhile are hovering at record levels.

Wisconsin recorded 1,696 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours according to the DHS. Monday’s results come from 8,560 tests.

A total of 16,771 Wisconsin residents have tested positive in the past seven days, while 83,971 tests were processed. The seven-day case high before September, and now October, brought a surge of cases with it was 6,512 for the week of July 26th. A high of 99,920 tests was recorded for the week ending August 6th.

The seven and 14-day positive case rates now stand at 19.97% and 19.10%, below all-time highs of 21.61% and 19.22%. The figure measures the percentage of tests that indicate a new case of COVID-19. The 14-day figure hit a low of 2.69 percent on June 19th.

Officials have looked for the positive case rate to trend downward to indicate a slowing spread of disease and sufficient testing. Multiple public health benchmarks call for the positive case figure to be sustained under five percent.

DHS reports that 56 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, bringing the outbreak total to 7,702.

DHS reported four new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 1,381. There have been 545 deaths recorded in Milwaukee County. An average of 7.10 deaths per day have been reported across the state over the past 30 days.

Brown County has recorded 4,026.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 4,015.3). Forest County has record 3,713.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,648.4). Kewaunee has recorded 3,424.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,405.30). According to DHS data, 3,216.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 3,210) since the outbreak began.

Oconto (3,176.9), Shawano (3,160.4), Outagamie (3,067.5), Winnebago (3,066.5) and Calumet (3,051.9)  are the only other counties with more than 3,000 cases per 100,000 residents.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 2,324.1 (up from 2,294.8). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 511.4 per 100,000 in the past two weeks according to the DHS activity level report released Wednesday.

Charts and Maps

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.

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) Deaths per 100,000 people (counties) Case fatality percentage****
Adams 10/5/2020 277 4,267 16 4 1,351.50 19.5 1.40%
Ashland 10/5/2020 159 3,205 10 2 1,002.30 12.6 1.30%
Barron 10/5/2020 522 9,150 24 6 1,137.80 13.1 1.10%
Bayfield 10/5/2020 130 3,265 10 1 855 6.6 0.80%
Brown 10/5/2020 10,482 71,374 200 69 4,026.40 26.5 0.70%
Buffalo 10/5/2020 160 2,691 4 2 1,184.40 14.8 1.30%
Burnett 10/5/2020 222 2,938 11 4 1,437.20 25.9 1.80%
Calumet 10/5/2020 1,571 10,781 50 5 3,051.90 9.7 0.30%
Chippewa 10/5/2020 649 15,501 28 0 1,010.60 0 0.00%
Clark 10/5/2020 479 5,891 39 8 1,378.80 23 1.70%
Columbia 10/5/2020 848 16,119 52 3 1,484.40 5.3 0.40%
Crawford 10/5/2020 202 4,554 7 0 1,220.20 0 0.00%
Dane 10/5/2020 10,514 201,655 473 43 1,989.40 8.1 0.40%
Dodge 10/5/2020 2,207 24,285 43 19 2,474.10 21.3 0.90%
Door 10/5/2020 437 6,810 26 3 1,557.90 10.7 0.70%
Douglas 10/5/2020 551 8,479 4 0 1,255.90 0 0.00%
Dunn 10/5/2020 688 8,475 27 1 1,536.50 2.2 0.10%
Eau Claire 10/5/2020 2,152 23,394 22 7 2,091.50 6.8 0.30%
Florence 10/5/2020 113 940 0 2 2,556.00 45.2 1.80%
Fond du Lac 10/5/2020 2,505 24,742 56 14 2,423.30 13.5 0.60%
Forest 10/5/2020 341 1,839 4 7 3,713.80 76.2 2.10%
Grant 10/5/2020 1,220 13,765 49 19 2,329.40 36.3 1.60%
Green 10/5/2020 613 8,791 24 3 1,662.90 8.1 0.50%
Green Lake 10/5/2020 366 4,201 61 0 1,917.40 0 0.00%
Iowa 10/5/2020 234 5,860 25 0 983.2 0 0.00%
Iron 10/5/2020 149 1,547 8 1 2,549.60 17.1 0.70%
Jackson 10/5/2020 177 6,644 5 1 857.4 4.8 0.60%
Jefferson 10/5/2020 1,668 20,221 78 8 1,969.90 9.4 0.50%
Juneau 10/5/2020 459 9,390 4 2 1,705.80 7.4 0.40%
Kenosha 10/5/2020 3,751 39,949 432 68 2,229.70 40.4 1.80%
Kewaunee 10/5/2020 707 4,219 13 2 3,424.70 9.7 0.30%
La Crosse 10/5/2020 3,336 26,669 143 4 2,819.20 3.4 0.10%
Lafayette 10/5/2020 357 3,750 7 0 2,114.60 0 0.00%
Langlade 10/5/2020 305 3,696 1 2 1,542.20 10.1 0.70%
Lincoln 10/5/2020 339 5,294 11 1 1,191.90 3.5 0.30%
Manitowoc 10/5/2020 1,434 15,250 139 5 1,786.80 6.2 0.30%
Marathon 10/5/2020 1,924 21,558 113 17 1,427.90 12.6 0.90%
Marinette 10/5/2020 1,135 10,495 37 9 2,772.50 22 0.80%
Marquette 10/5/2020 345 3,539 12 1 2,243.50 6.5 0.30%
Menominee 10/5/2020 123 2,702 0 0 2,806.90 0 0.00%
Milwaukee 10/5/2020 30,382 263,205 1,882 545 3,216.80 57.7 1.80%
Monroe 10/5/2020 667 10,745 12 3 1,450.10 6.5 0.40%
Oconto 10/5/2020 1,206 9,384 65 4 3,176.90 10.5 0.30%
Oneida 10/5/2020 614 9,095 9 4 1,709.70 11.1 0.70%
Outagamie 10/5/2020 5,638 42,434 266 32 3,067.50 17.4 0.60%
Ozaukee 10/5/2020 1,480 18,851 107 20 1,675.00 22.6 1.40%
Pepin 10/5/2020 70 1,545 2 0 952.5 0 0.00%
Pierce 10/5/2020 474 8,328 252 7 1,138.50 16.8 1.50%
Polk 10/5/2020 290 9,507 10 2 660.6 4.6 0.70%
Portage 10/5/2020 1,702 13,763 41 9 2,406.70 12.7 0.50%
Price 10/5/2020 167 2,971 4 0 1,209.40 0 0.00%
Racine 10/5/2020 5,240 68,213 518 98 2,684.40 50.2 1.90%
Richland 10/5/2020 229 5,516 13 4 1,292.90 22.6 1.70%
Rock 10/5/2020 2,860 38,025 196 33 1,784.50 20.6 1.20%
Rusk 10/5/2020 75 2,378 7 1 516 6.9 1.30%
Sauk 10/5/2020 1,030 19,682 61 4 1,643.10 6.4 0.40%
Sawyer 10/5/2020 252 4,751 0 1 1,520.90 6 0.40%
Shawano 10/5/2020 1,304 10,224 9 4 3,160.40 9.7 0.30%
Sheboygan 10/5/2020 2,180 24,279 77 19 1,903.70 16.6 0.90%
St. Croix 10/5/2020 1,066 17,281 68 9 1,209.00 10.2 0.80%
Taylor 10/5/2020 243 3,058 3 4 1,180.80 19.4 1.60%
Trempealeau 10/5/2020 722 6,913 20 2 2,461.50 6.8 0.30%
Vernon 10/5/2020 287 6,721 5 1 947.6 3.3 0.30%
Vilas 10/5/2020 298 4,790 9 1 1,376.10 4.6 0.30%
Walworth 10/5/2020 2,760 24,499 194 35 2,689.70 34.1 1.30%
Washburn 10/5/2020 135 3,092 9 2 851.6 12.6 1.50%
Washington 10/5/2020 2,922 25,111 91 35 2,172.70 26 1.20%
Waukesha 10/5/2020 8,227 84,121 748 94 2,063.80 23.6 1.10%
Waupaca 10/5/2020 1,364 10,699 120 21 2,636.70 40.6 1.50%
Waushara 10/5/2020 471 7,139 7 3 1,938.40 12.3 0.60%
Winnebago 10/5/2020 5,193 42,668 173 34 3,066.50 20.1 0.70%
Wood 10/5/2020 960 15,694 50 7 1,296.80 9.5 0.70%

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