Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Falls to 14th Worst Outbreak, Even As Cases Accelerate

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

By - Oct 24th, 2020 05:00 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

Similar to data released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Saturday’s data release doesn’t include new record high totals in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. But it does include totals that even two weeks ago would have been record setting.

DHS reported 4,062 new cases Saturday, the fourth-highest one-day total on record. A record average of 4,051 cases per day have been reported over the past week.

Saturday’s results come from 17,620 processed tests.

According to DHS data, 199 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, the second-highest total on record. The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 1,237 people were actively hospitalized, down six from yesterday’s record high. The total is up 154 in the past week.

The death toll from the virus continues to accelerate alongside cases and hospitalizations. DHS reported 25 deaths Saturday. The latest data release pushed the 30-day average to a record 16.83 deaths per day, up from 5.80 a month ago.

Milwaukee County has also gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 14th worst over the past month, even as its case and hospitalization load has surged to record levels.

Menominee County has recorded 6,458.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 6,230). Brown County has recorded 5,544.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 5,480.5). Shawano, Oconto, Calumet, Kewaunee, Winnebago, Forest, Outagamie, Florence. Waupaca, Langlade and Dodge counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 4,034.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 4,011.4 ).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 3,365.1 (up from 3,294.9). 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 447 4,926 34 4 0 2,181.00 19.5 0.90%
Ashland 257 3,961 11 3 0 1,620.10 18.9 1.20%
Barron 970 11,813 32 6 0 2,114.20 13.1 0.60%
Bayfield 204 3,840 10 1 0 1,341.80 6.6 0.50%
Brown 14,433 91,235 291 89 2 5,544.10 34.2 0.60%
Buffalo 242 3,098 7 3 0 1,791.40 22.2 1.20%
Burnett 292 3,571 14 6 0 1,890.30 38.8 2.10%
Calumet 2,569 13,054 61 11 0 4,990.70 21.4 0.40%
Chippewa 1,397 18,158 33 11 1 2,175.30 17.1 0.80%
Clark 793 6,762 67 15 3 2,282.60 43.2 1.90%
Columbia 1,652 18,906 89 5 0 2,891.80 8.8 0.30%
Crawford 313 5,024 7 0 0 1,890.70 0 0.00%
Dane 13,831 233,596 537 48 1 2,617.00 9.1 0.30%
Dodge 3,672 27,913 139 27 0 4,116.40 30.3 0.70%
Door 725 8,850 51 5 0 2,584.60 17.8 0.70%
Douglas 738 9,857 7 1 0 1,682.10 2.3 0.10%
Dunn 982 10,869 39 1 0 2,193.10 2.2 0.10%
Eau Claire 3,057 28,646 34 12 0 2,971.00 11.7 0.40%
Florence 206 1,117 12 7 0 4,659.60 158.3 3.40%
Fond du Lac 4,126 28,473 127 19 0 3,991.40 18.4 0.50%
Forest 442 2,388 16 10 0 4,813.80 108.9 2.30%
Grant 1,758 16,341 76 29 0 3,356.60 55.4 1.60%
Green 904 10,159 20 5 0 2,452.30 13.6 0.60%
Green Lake 692 5,129 98 2 0 3,625.30 10.5 0.30%
Iowa 432 6,946 27 1 0 1,815.20 4.2 0.20%
Iron 179 1,730 23 2 0 3,063.00 34.2 1.10%
Jackson 364 7,264 5 1 0 1,763.20 4.8 0.30%
Jefferson 2,545 23,700 85 10 0 3,005.60 11.8 0.40%
Juneau 733 10,587 4 4 0 2,724.10 14.9 0.50%
Kenosha 4,720 47,035 503 76 1 2,805.70 45.2 1.60%
Kewaunee 1,015 5,000 25 6 0 4,916.70 29.1 0.60%
La Crosse 4,025 31,665 160 20 0 3,401.40 16.9 0.50%
Lafayette 502 4,297 9 1 0 2,973.40 5.9 0.20%
Langlade 858 4,626 31 9 0 4,338.40 45.5 1.00%
Lincoln 713 6,659 37 7 1 2,506.90 24.6 1.00%
Manitowoc 2,556 18,950 296 10 2 3,184.90 12.5 0.40%
Marathon 4,157 30,190 330 45 3 3,085.20 33.4 1.10%
Marinette 1,599 11,820 112 11 0 3,905.90 26.9 0.70%
Marquette 591 4,059 35 2 0 3,843.20 13 0.30%
Menominee 283 3,161 0 0 0 6,458.20 0 0.00%
Milwaukee 38,108 307,286 2,571 567 5 4,034.80 60 1.50%
Monroe 1,052 12,270 18 4 0 2,287.10 8.7 0.40%
Oconto 2,014 11,357 87 13 2 5,305.30 34.2 0.60%
Oneida 1,158 11,101 19 9 0 3,224.50 25.1 0.80%
Outagamie 8,723 53,454 358 62 0 4,745.90 33.7 0.70%
Ozaukee 2,084 24,183 218 23 1 2,358.50 26 1.10%
Pepin 124 1,779 3 0 0 1,687.30 0 0.00%
Pierce 655 9,569 232 7 0 1,573.20 16.8 1.10%
Polk 491 11,126 14 2 0 1,118.50 4.6 0.40%
Portage 2,565 17,051 63 19 1 3,627.00 26.9 0.70%
Price 335 3,562 16 1 0 2,426.10 7.2 0.30%
Racine 6,948 76,625 702 107 2 3,559.40 54.8 1.50%
Richland 433 6,785 15 8 0 2,444.70 45.2 1.80%
Rock 4,607 46,755 226 42 1 2,874.60 26.2 0.90%
Rusk 190 2,923 15 1 0 1,307.30 6.9 0.50%
Sauk 1,611 24,283 62 7 0 2,570.00 11.2 0.40%
Sawyer 362 5,329 3 2 0 2,184.80 12.1 0.60%
Shawano 2,287 11,680 19 18 1 5,542.90 43.6 0.80%
Sheboygan 4,375 29,075 116 24 0 3,820.50 21 0.50%
St. Croix 1,669 20,406 90 11 0 1,893.00 12.5 0.70%
Taylor 449 3,623 10 7 0 2,181.70 34 1.60%
Trempealeau 965 7,856 20 2 0 3,289.90 6.8 0.20%
Vernon 463 8,336 5 2 0 1,528.70 6.6 0.40%
Vilas 521 5,635 19 5 0 2,405.80 23.1 1.00%
Walworth 3,282 27,982 249 37 1 3,198.40 36.1

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