Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Over 10,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Been Hospitalized With COVID-19

Four out of every 100 Milwaukee County residents have contracted disease, but county falls to 13th in all-time ranking.

By - Oct 23rd, 2020 03:42 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Friday afternoon that 183 people were newly hospitalized with a confirmed case of COVID-19. The one-day total, the second-highest on record, pushes the all-time total to 10,038.

While the pandemic has been ongoing since March in Wisconsin, 32 percent of the state’s hospitalizations have occurred in the past 30 days.

Active hospitalizations hit a record high Friday, 1,243. A month ago the total was 509.

The hospitalizations come as a surge of cases that started in early September continues to accelerate. DHS reported 4,378 new cases Friday, the second-highest one-day total on record. A record average of 3,470 cases per day have been reported over the past week.

Friday’s results come from 17,804 processed tests.

The death toll from the virus continues to accelerate alongside cases and hospitalizations. DHS reported 42 deaths Friday, the second-highest one-day total. The latest data release pushed the 30-day average to a record 16.20 deaths per day, up from 5.93 a month ago.

Milwaukee County has also gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak on a case basis to the 13th worst over the past month, even as its case and hospitalization load has surged to record levels.

Menominee County has recorded 6,230 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 5,864.9). Brown County has recorded 5,480.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 5,364.7). Shawano, Oconto, Calumet, Kewaunee, Winnebago, Forest, Outagamie, Florence. Waupaca and Langlade counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 4,011.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 3,913.6).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 3,294.9 (up from 3,219.1). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 760.9 cases per 100,000 residents 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 † Number of probable deaths ‡ Cases per 100,000 people (counties) Deaths per 100,000 people (counties) Case fatality percentage ††
Adams 435 4,906 23 4 0 2,122.50 19.5 0.90%
Ashland 256 3,934 10 3 0 1,613.80 18.9 1.20%
Barron 931 11,712 31 6 0 2,029.20 13.1 0.60%
Bayfield 200 3,824 10 1 0 1,315.40 6.6 0.50%
Brown 14,270 90,680 286 89 2 5,481.50 34.2 0.60%
Buffalo 235 3,076 6 3 0 1,739.60 22.2 1.30%
Burnett 292 3,556 14 6 0 1,890.30 38.8 2.10%
Calumet 2,520 12,962 60 11 0 4,895.50 21.4 0.40%
Chippewa 1,318 18,021 29 10 0 2,052.30 15.6 0.80%
Clark 767 6,706 66 16 2 2,207.80 46.1 2.10%
Columbia 1,610 18,798 81 5 0 2,818.20 8.8 0.30%
Crawford 311 5,012 7 0 0 1,878.60 0 0.00%
Dane 13,555 232,185 530 47 1 2,564.80 8.9 0.30%
Dodge 3,473 27,641 130 24 0 3,893.30 26.9 0.70%
Door 723 8,804 52 4 0 2,577.40 14.3 0.60%
Douglas 726 9,788 7 1 0 1,654.70 2.3 0.10%
Dunn 972 10,794 38 1 0 2,170.80 2.2 0.10%
Eau Claire 2,941 28,410 29 12 0 2,858.30 11.7 0.40%
Florence 200 1,108 10 6 0 4,523.90 135.7 3.00%
Fond du Lac 3,953 28,238 126 19 0 3,824.00 18.4 0.50%
Forest 430 2,375 14 10 0 4,683.10 108.9 2.30%
Grant 1,727 16,293 75 28 0 3,297.40 53.5 1.60%
Green 883 10,058 22 5 0 2,395.30 13.6 0.60%
Green Lake 675 5,069 97 2 0 3,536.30 10.5 0.30%
Iowa 417 6,895 26 1 0 1,752.20 4.2 0.20%
Iron 178 1,714 19 2 0 3,045.90 34.2 1.10%
Jackson 342 7,184 5 1 0 1,656.70 4.8 0.30%
Jefferson 2,446 23,536 86 10 0 2,888.70 11.8 0.40%
Juneau 719 10,537 4 4 0 2,672.10 14.9 0.60%
Kenosha 4,663 46,625 502 74 2 2,771.80 44 1.60%
Kewaunee 1,004 4,967 24 6 0 4,863.40 29.1 0.60%
La Crosse 3,984 31,496 159 17 0 3,366.80 14.4 0.40%
Lafayette 492 4,276 9 1 0 2,914.20 5.9 0.20%
Langlade 803 4,599 24 9 0 4,060.30 45.5 1.10%
Lincoln 685 6,568 32 7 0 2,408.40 24.6 1.00%
Manitowoc 2,424 18,788 287 9 2 3,020.40 11.2 0.40%
Marathon 4,011 29,847 290 45 3 2,976.80 33.4 1.10%
Marinette 1,578 11,760 111 11 0 3,854.60 26.9 0.70%
Marquette 576 4,041 32 2 0 3,745.60 13 0.30%
Menominee 273 3,145 0 0 0 6,230.00 0 0.00%
Milwaukee 37,887 304,784 2,237 565 4 4,011.40 59.8 1.50%
Monroe 1,028 12,201 18 4 0 2,234.90 8.7 0.40%
Oconto 1,971 11,282 84 13 2 5,192.00 34.2 0.70%
Oneida 1,119 11,001 19 8 0 3,115.90 22.3 0.70%
Outagamie 8,472 52,953 355 60 0 4,609.40 32.6 0.70%
Ozaukee 2,016 23,947 216 23 1 2,281.60 26 1.10%
Pepin 118 1,762 3 0 0 1,605.70 0 0.00%
Pierce 649 9,507 229 7 0 1,558.80 16.8 1.10%
Polk 473 10,993 14 2 0 1,077.40 4.6 0.40%
Portage 2,510 16,902 64 19 1 3,549.30 26.9 0.80%
Price 329 3,546 15 1 0 2,382.70 7.2 0.30%
Racine 6,814 76,268 684 107 2 3,490.70 54.8 1.60%
Richland 422 6,750 15 6 0 2,382.60 33.9 1.40%
Rock 4,520 46,075 225 41 1 2,820.30 25.6 0.90%
Rusk 182 2,902 11 1 0 1,252.20 6.9 0.50%
Sauk 1,586 24,178 63 7 0 2,530.10 11.2 0.40%
Sawyer 356 5,309 3 1 0 2,148.60 6 0.30%
Shawano 2,215 11,609 19 17 1 5,368.40 41.2 0.80%
Sheboygan 4,202 28,658 108 24 0 3,669.40 21 0.60%
St. Croix 1,609 20,195 89 10 0 1,824.90 11.3 0.60%
Taylor 424 3,598 10 7 0 2,060.30 34 1.70%
Trempealeau 961 7,818 20 2 0 3,276.30 6.8 0.20%
Vernon 463 8,283 5 3 0 1,528.70 9.9 0.60%
Vilas 509 5,608 19 5 0 2,350.40 23.1 1.00%
Walworth 3,213 27,778 240 37 1 3,131.10 36.1 1.20%
Washburn 217 3,663 9 2 0 1,368.80 12.6 0.90%
Washington 4,076 32,309 272 43 0 3,030.80 32 1.10%
Waukesha 11,389 101,667 940 112 2 2,856.90 28.1 1.00%
Waupaca 2,149 13,186 187 38 1 4,154.20 73.5 1.80%
Waushara 906 7,951 9 5 0 3,728.70 20.6 0.60%
Winnebago 8,159 53,282 360 54 1 4,818.00 31.9 0.70%
Wood 1,536 18,179 83 9 0 2,074.90 12.2 0.60%

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