Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,742 New Cases, Milwaukee Falls to 10th Worst

895 people actively hospitalized, 18 deaths.

By - Oct 10th, 2020 07:16 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,742 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday’s results come from 14,386 processed tests. The seven-day testing total has reached 90,305, up from 52,830 a month ago. A high of 99,920 tests was recorded for the week ending August 6th.

A total of 16,762 cases were recorded in the past seven days, 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 record of 17,153 cases was recorded in the seven-day period ending October 3rd.

The increase in testing hasn’t resulted in the percentage of people testing positive falling. The seven and 14-day positive case rates now stand at 18.56% and 19.86%. 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.

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.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported 895 active hospitalizations on Thursday afternoon. The total is up one from Friday and 203 from a week ago.

DHS reports that 120 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, bringing the outbreak total to 8,319.

A Milwaukee County official, on Tuesday, said the number of people hospitalized in the county with the disease has doubled in the past three weeks, but area hospitals still have capacity for the time being. But that’s not true for other state hospitals, particularly in the Fox Valley and other northeast Wisconsin counties. Patients are expected to be transported from those areas to the alternative care facility in West Allis.

The ultimate lagging indicator of the disease’s spread, death, is increasing in absolute numbers.

DHS reported 18 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 1,458. There have been 548 deaths recorded in Milwaukee County. An average of 8.83 deaths per day have been reported across the state over the past 30 days. A month ago the rolling average was 6.20.

As evidence of the outstate spread, in just the past month Milwaukee has gone from having a runaway lead on the worst all-time per-capita spread of the disease to the 10th-worst. And it’s done so while the spread of the disease accelerated in the county.

Brown County has recorded 4,497.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 4,373.7). Forest County has record 3,920. cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,898.9). Oconto County has recorded 3,861.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,780.1). Kewaunee County has recorded 3,826.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,788).

Shawano, Menominee, Winnebago, Calumet and Outagamie counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 3,382.1 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 3,350.7) since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 2,552.5 (up from 2,505). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 566.8 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 10/10/2020 297 4,438 19 4 1,449.10 19.5 1.30%
Ashland 10/10/2020 188 3,371 9 2 1,185.10 12.6 1.10%
Barron 10/10/2020 598 9,317 26 6 1,303.40 13.1 1.00%
Bayfield 10/10/2020 147 3,378 9 1 966.9 6.6 0.70%
Brown 10/10/2020 11,709 74,373 227 75 4,497.80 28.8 0.60%
Buffalo 10/10/2020 174 2,827 4 2 1,288.00 14.8 1.10%
Burnett 10/10/2020 242 3,110 14 4 1,566.60 25.9 1.70%
Calumet 10/10/2020 1,813 11,273 55 7 3,522.00 13.6 0.40%
Chippewa 10/10/2020 787 16,174 27 0 1,225.50 0 0.00%
Clark 10/10/2020 532 6,098 47 9 1,531.30 25.9 1.70%
Columbia 10/10/2020 1,056 16,910 57 3 1,848.50 5.3 0.30%
Crawford 10/10/2020 237 4,668 7 0 1,431.60 0 0.00%
Dane 10/10/2020 11,240 208,579 482 43 2,126.80 8.1 0.40%
Dodge 10/10/2020 2,479 24,794 67 19 2,779.00 21.3 0.80%
Door 10/10/2020 496 7,616 27 4 1,768.20 14.3 0.80%
Douglas 10/10/2020 617 8,851 5 0 1,406.30 0 0.00%
Dunn 10/10/2020 767 8,934 28 1 1,712.90 2.2 0.10%
Eau Claire 10/10/2020 2,341 25,137 21 8 2,275.20 7.8 0.30%
Florence 10/10/2020 129 972 0 2 2,917.90 45.2 1.60%
Fond du Lac 10/10/2020 2,798 25,635 79 15 2,706.70 14.5 0.50%
Forest 10/10/2020 360 2,025 6 7 3,920.70 76.2 1.90%
Grant 10/10/2020 1,386 14,335 52 19 2,646.40 36.3 1.40%
Green 10/10/2020 666 9,088 17 3 1,806.60 8.1 0.50%
Green Lake 10/10/2020 435 4,431 73 1 2,278.90 5.2 0.20%
Iowa 10/10/2020 276 6,209 25 0 1,159.70 0 0.00%
Iron 10/10/2020 150 1,600 9 1 2,566.70 17.1 0.70%
Jackson 10/10/2020 204 6,789 5 1 988.2 4.8 0.50%
Jefferson 10/10/2020 1,854 21,010 77 8 2,189.50 9.4 0.40%
Juneau 10/10/2020 516 9,737 4 2 1,917.60 7.4 0.40%
Kenosha 10/10/2020 3,944 40,474 445 68 2,344.40 40.4 1.70%
Kewaunee 10/10/2020 790 4,531 17 3 3,826.80 14.5 0.40%
La Crosse 10/10/2020 3,516 28,683 148 10 2,971.30 8.5 0.30%
Lafayette 10/10/2020 395 3,923 9 0 2,339.60 0 0.00%
Langlade 10/10/2020 420 3,922 2 2 2,123.70 10.1 0.50%
Lincoln 10/10/2020 402 5,730 15 3 1,413.40 10.5 0.70%
Manitowoc 10/10/2020 1,678 15,920 167 5 2,090.90 6.2 0.30%
Marathon 10/10/2020 2,435 22,510 142 30 1,807.20 22.3 1.20%
Marinette 10/10/2020 1,247 10,887 64 9 3,046.10 22 0.70%
Marquette 10/10/2020 389 3,687 13 2 2,529.60 13 0.50%
Menominee 10/10/2020 158 2,883 0 0 3,605.70 0 0.00%
Milwaukee 10/10/2020 31,943 270,762 2,010 549 3,382.10 58.1 1.70%
Monroe 10/10/2020 758 11,141 18 3 1,647.90 6.5 0.40%
Oconto 10/10/2020 1,466 10,001 74 4 3,861.80 10.5 0.30%
Oneida 10/10/2020 722 9,717 8 5 2,010.40 13.9 0.70%
Outagamie 10/10/2020 6,371 43,116 312 37 3,466.30 20.1 0.60%
Ozaukee 10/10/2020 1,600 19,756 145 21 1,810.80 23.8 1.30%
Pepin 10/10/2020 78 1,608 2 0 1,061.40 0 0.00%
Pierce 10/10/2020 523 8,659 253 7 1,256.20 16.8 1.30%
Polk 10/10/2020 319 9,728 13 2 726.7 4.6 0.60%
Portage 10/10/2020 1,823 14,351 54 14 2,577.80 19.8 0.80%
Price 10/10/2020 225 3,178 3 0 1,629.50 0 0.00%
Racine 10/10/2020 5,508 71,382 557 99 2,821.70 50.7 1.80%
Richland 10/10/2020 287 6,096 13 4 1,620.40 22.6 1.40%
Rock 10/10/2020 3,211 39,093 205 36 2,003.60 22.5 1.10%
Rusk 10/10/2020 91 2,411 8 1 626.1 6.9 1.10%
Sauk 10/10/2020 1,188 20,621 61 6 1,895.20 9.6 0.50%
Sawyer 10/10/2020 279 4,876 0 1 1,683.90 6 0.40%
Shawano 10/10/2020 1,512 10,609 10 7 3,664.60 17 0.50%
Sheboygan 10/10/2020 2,496 25,596 92 20 2,179.60 17.5 0.80%
St. Croix 10/10/2020 1,173 18,094 74 9 1,330.40 10.2 0.80%
Taylor 10/10/2020 276 3,195 4 4 1,341.10 19.4 1.40%
Trempealeau 10/10/2020 787 6,921 20 2 2,683.10 6.8 0.30%
Vernon 10/10/2020 355 7,167 5 1 1,172.10 3.3 0.30%
Vilas 10/10/2020 336 4,962 16 1 1,551.50 4.6 0.30%
Walworth 10/10/2020 2,885 25,261 209 36 2,811.50 35.1 1.20%
Washburn 10/10/2020 148 3,199 7 2 933.6 12.6 1.40%
Washington 10/10/2020 3,198 26,745 142 37 2,377.90 27.5 1.20%
Waukesha 10/10/2020 8,887 88,382 817 97 2,229.30 24.3 1.10%
Waupaca 10/10/2020 1,560 11,143 137 23 3,015.60 44.5 1.50%
Waushara 10/10/2020 576 7,370 7 3 2,370.60 12.3 0.50%
Winnebago 10/10/2020 6,023 43,935 205 41 3,556.70 24.2 0.70%
Wood 10/10/2020 1,088 16,402 61 7 1,469.80 9.5 0.60%

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