853 Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations, New Record
Outstate counties overtaking Milwaukee's outbreak both in recent weeks and all-time totals.
The number of people hospitalized in Wisconsin with a positive case of COVID-19 continues to hit new highs. The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported 853 active hospitalizations on Tuesday afternoon, the highest total since the pandemic began. The total is up 71 from Monday and 207 from a week ago.
The active hospitalization total has climbed 130 percent from three weeks ago when it stood at 370. That’s up from the 127 percent jump we reported yesterday.
New cases meanwhile are hovering at record levels.
Wisconsin recorded 2,020 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours according to the state Department of Health Services. Tuesday’s results come from 11,559 tests.
A total of 16,424 Wisconsin residents have tested positive in the past seven days, while 84,766 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 19.38% and 19.42%, the latter of which is an all-time high. 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% on June 19th.
DHS reports that 108 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, bringing the outbreak total to 7,810.
DHS reported 18 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 1,399. There have been 545 deaths recorded in Milwaukee County. An average of 7.70 deaths per day have been reported across the state over the past 30 days.
Brown County has recorded 4,075.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 4,026.4). Forest County has record 3,779.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,713.8). Kewaunee County has recorded 3,565.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,424.7). Oconto County has recorded 3,305.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,176.9). According to DHS data, 3,244 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 3,216.8) since the outbreak began.
Shawano (3,228.3), Winnebago (3,150.4), Outagamie (3,144.7) and Calumet (3,090.8) 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 2,359.1 (up from 2,324.1). 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
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
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****|
|Fond du Lac||2533||24911||69||14||2450.3||13.5||0.6%|
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