950 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19, A New High
State sets new seven-day case high as well
The number of people actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of COVID-19 Wisconsin jumped to another record high in the past 24 hours.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported 950 active hospitalizations on Monday afternoon. The total is up 61 from Sunday and up 168 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the figure stood at 330.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,956 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon.
Monday’s results come from 9,771 processed tests. The seven-day testing total grew to 90,948, up from 56,556 a month ago. A high of 99,920 tests was recorded for the week ending August 6th.
A total of 17,833 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.
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 8,454.
A Milwaukee County official, last 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 nine new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 1,474. There have been 549 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 5.73.
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 4,534.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 4,533.1). Oconto County has recorded 4,077.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,956.6). Forest County has record 4,040.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 3,953.4). Kewaunee County has recorded 3,976.9 cases per 100,000 residents (no change).
Shawano, Menominee, Calumet, Winnebago and Outagamie counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.
According to DHS data, 3,442.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (up from 3,417.9) since the outbreak began.
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 2,632.6 (up from 2,598.8). 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
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||10/12/2020||3,007||26,112||79||15||2,908.90||14.5||0.50%|
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