Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Wisconsin Sets New Seven-Day COVID-19 High

17,573 cases in the past week.

By - Oct 11th, 2020 07:29 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,676 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday’s results come from 10,247 processed tests. The seven-day testing total fell by almost 600 to 89,737, up from 54,330 a month ago. A high of 99,920 tests was recorded for the week ending August 6th.

A total of 17,573 cases were recorded in the past seven days, a new high. 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.

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 19.58% and 19.87%. 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 889 active hospitalizations on Sunday afternoon. The total is down six from Saturday and up 175 from a week ago.

DHS reports that 79 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, bringing the outbreak total to 8,398.

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 seven new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 1,465. There have been 548 deaths recorded in Milwaukee County. An average of 8.93 deaths per day have been reported across the state over the past 30 days. A month ago the rolling average was 6.37.

As evidence of the outstate spread, in just the past month Milwaukee County 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 4,533.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 4,497.8). Kewaunee County has recorded 3,976.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,826.8). Oconto County has recorded 3,956.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,861.8). Forest County has record 3,953.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,920).

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

According to DHS data, 3,417.9 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 3,382.1) since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 2,598.8 (up from 2,552.5). 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.

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 10/11/2020 305 4,464 20 4 1,488.20 19.5 1.30%
Ashland 10/11/2020 194 3,410 9 2 1,223.00 12.6 1.00%
Barron 10/11/2020 618 9,321 26 6 1,347.00 13.1 1.00%
Bayfield 10/11/2020 150 3,410 9 1 986.6 6.6 0.70%
Brown 10/11/2020 11,801 76,450 228 75 4,533.10 28.8 0.60%
Buffalo 10/11/2020 174 2,846 4 2 1,288.00 14.8 1.10%
Burnett 10/11/2020 246 3,110 16 4 1,592.50 25.9 1.60%
Calumet 10/11/2020 1,886 11,410 55 9 3,663.80 17.5 0.50%
Chippewa 10/11/2020 812 16,245 27 0 1,264.40 0 0.00%
Clark 10/11/2020 546 6,172 47 9 1,571.60 25.9 1.60%
Columbia 10/11/2020 1,103 17,247 57 3 1,930.80 5.3 0.30%
Crawford 10/11/2020 239 4,697 7 0 1,443.70 0 0.00%
Dane 10/11/2020 11,421 208,622 484 43 2,161.00 8.1 0.40%
Dodge 10/11/2020 2,550 24,797 68 19 2,858.60 21.3 0.70%
Door 10/11/2020 515 7,619 27 4 1,835.90 14.3 0.80%
Douglas 10/11/2020 623 8,921 5 0 1,420.00 0 0.00%
Dunn 10/11/2020 779 8,942 29 1 1,739.70 2.2 0.10%
Eau Claire 10/11/2020 2,393 25,289 21 8 2,325.70 7.8 0.30%
Florence 10/11/2020 135 980 0 3 3,053.60 67.9 2.20%
Fond du Lac 10/11/2020 2,888 25,866 79 15 2,793.80 14.5 0.50%
Forest 10/11/2020 363 2,027 6 7 3,953.40 76.2 1.90%
Grant 10/11/2020 1,400 14,419 53 19 2,673.10 36.3 1.40%
Green 10/11/2020 684 9,217 18 3 1,855.50 8.1 0.40%
Green Lake 10/11/2020 459 4,491 78 1 2,404.70 5.2 0.20%
Iowa 10/11/2020 276 6,211 25 0 1,159.70 0 0.00%
Iron 10/11/2020 152 1,607 9 1 2,601.00 17.1 0.70%
Jackson 10/11/2020 210 6,845 5 1 1,017.20 4.8 0.50%
Jefferson 10/11/2020 1,879 21,078 77 8 2,219.10 9.4 0.40%
Juneau 10/11/2020 531 9,782 4 2 1,973.40 7.4 0.40%
Kenosha 10/11/2020 3,967 40,560 445 68 2,358.10 40.4 1.70%
Kewaunee 10/11/2020 821 4,538 17 3 3,976.90 14.5 0.40%
La Crosse 10/11/2020 3,535 28,681 148 10 2,987.30 8.5 0.30%
Lafayette 10/11/2020 400 3,951 8 0 2,369.20 0 0.00%
Langlade 10/11/2020 462 4,000 2 2 2,336.00 10.1 0.40%
Lincoln 10/11/2020 422 5,727 15 4 1,483.70 14.1 0.90%
Manitowoc 10/11/2020 1,762 15,920 170 6 2,195.50 7.5 0.30%
Marathon 10/11/2020 2,550 22,513 138 30 1,892.50 22.3 1.20%
Marinette 10/11/2020 1,273 10,999 64 9 3,109.60 22 0.70%
Marquette 10/11/2020 406 3,700 13 2 2,640.10 13 0.50%
Menominee 10/11/2020 167 2,900 0 0 3,811.00 0 0.00%
Milwaukee 10/11/2020 32,281 271,445 2,014 549 3,417.90 58.1 1.70%
Monroe 10/11/2020 764 11,208 18 3 1,660.90 6.5 0.40%
Oconto 10/11/2020 1,502 10,003 75 4 3,956.60 10.5 0.30%
Oneida 10/11/2020 756 9,856 9 5 2,105.10 13.9 0.70%
Outagamie 10/11/2020 6,562 43,121 311 37 3,570.20 20.1 0.60%
Ozaukee 10/11/2020 1,631 19,757 146 21 1,845.90 23.8 1.30%
Pepin 10/11/2020 79 1,623 2 0 1,075.00 0 0.00%
Pierce 10/11/2020 529 8,757 253 7 1,270.60 16.8 1.30%
Polk 10/11/2020 331 9,828 13 2 754 4.6 0.60%
Portage 10/11/2020 1,873 14,424 54 14 2,648.50 19.8 0.70%
Price 10/11/2020 227 3,195 4 0 1,644.00 0 0.00%
Racine 10/11/2020 5,557 71,374 556 100 2,846.80 51.2 1.80%
Richland 10/11/2020 300 6,180 14 4 1,693.80 22.6 1.30%
Rock 10/11/2020 3,280 39,330 206 36 2,046.60 22.5 1.10%
Rusk 10/11/2020 98 2,409 8 1 674.3 6.9 1.00%
Sauk 10/11/2020 1,230 20,649 61 6 1,962.20 9.6 0.50%
Sawyer 10/11/2020 282 4,913 0 1 1,702.00 6 0.40%
Shawano 10/11/2020 1,588 10,726 10 7 3,848.80 17 0.40%
Sheboygan 10/11/2020 2,535 25,774 93 20 2,213.70 17.5 0.80%
St. Croix 10/11/2020 1,210 18,352 79 9 1,372.40 10.2 0.70%
Taylor 10/11/2020 282 3,240 5 4 1,370.30 19.4 1.40%
Trempealeau 10/11/2020 787 6,921 20 2 2,683.10 6.8 0.30%
Vernon 10/11/2020 368 7,441 5 1 1,215.00 3.3 0.30%
Vilas 10/11/2020 338 4,964 16 1 1,560.80 4.6 0.30%
Walworth 10/11/2020 2,895 25,258 209 36 2,821.20 35.1 1.20%
Washburn 10/11/2020 150 3,233 7 2 946.2 12.6 1.30%
Washington 10/11/2020 3,284 26,747 141 37 2,441.90 27.5 1.10%
Waukesha 10/11/2020 8,933 88,523 821 97 2,240.90 24.3 1.10%
Waupaca 10/11/2020 1,604 11,148 137 23 3,100.70 44.5 1.40%
Waushara 10/11/2020 596 7,427 7 3 2,452.90 12.3 0.50%
Winnebago 10/11/2020 6,173 44,490 206 42 3,645.20 24.8 0.70%
Wood 10/11/2020 1,114 16,577 66 7 1,504.90 9.5 0.60%

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