Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,883 New COVID-19 Cases, Record 1,350 People Actively Hopspitalized

Four patients in Alternate Care Facility.

By - Oct 26th, 2020 04:27 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,883 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon. The new cases come from 12,749 processed tests.

Data from a planned outage of the state’s electronic records system last weekend still impacts the seven- and 14-day positive case rates, but one-day totals for much of the past week have consistently exceeded the state’s record averages seen just before the outage. Monday’s one-day positive case rate, the measure of tests confirming a new case of the disease, was 22.61%.

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 reported 164 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours. A total of 10,496 Wisconsin residents have required hospitalization with a confirmed case of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

The number of people actively hospitalized climbed to a record 1,350 according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. That total is up 55 from Sunday and 178 from a week ago. Thirty days ago it stood at 571.

The Alternate Care Facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park, a relief valve for overburdened hospitals, has four patients, a record high.

The 30-day average daily death toll climbed to a record of 16.9. The increase comes as DHS reported 10 deaths, bringing the outbreak total to 1,788. Milwaukee County, according to DHS data, accounts for 571 deaths.

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

Menominee County has recorded 6,572.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 6,458.2). Shawano County has recorded 5,710.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 5,642.3). Brown, Oconto, Calumet, Winnebago, Kewaunee, Forest, Outagamie, Florence, Langlade, Waupaca and Dodge counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 4,146 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 4,125).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 3,477.7 (up from 3,427.9). 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 466 4,990 34 5 0 2,273.70 24.4 1.10%
Ashland 269 4,049 11 3 0 1,695.80 18.9 1.10%
Barron 1,062 11,955 32 6 0 2,314.70 13.1 0.60%
Bayfield 221 3,908 10 1 0 1,453.60 6.6 0.50%
Brown 14,588 92,097 315 89 2 5,603.70 34.2 0.60%
Buffalo 253 3,129 8 3 0 1,872.80 22.2 1.20%
Burnett 297 3,599 14 6 0 1,922.70 38.8 2.00%
Calumet 2,628 13,212 61 11 0 5,105.30 21.4 0.40%
Chippewa 1,533 18,387 34 11 2 2,387.10 17.1 0.70%
Clark 826 6,837 68 15 3 2,377.60 43.2 1.80%
Columbia 1,718 19,181 90 5 0 3,007.30 8.8 0.30%
Crawford 323 5,083 7 0 0 1,951.10 0 0.00%
Dane 14,305 235,938 538 48 1 2,706.70 9.1 0.30%
Dodge 3,945 28,164 146 27 0 4,422.40 30.3 0.70%
Door 755 8,868 55 5 0 2,691.50 17.8 0.70%
Douglas 766 9,963 7 1 0 1,745.90 2.3 0.10%
Dunn 1,017 11,017 38 1 0 2,271.30 2.2 0.10%
Eau Claire 3,320 29,025 35 12 0 3,226.70 11.7 0.40%
Florence 210 1,128 12 7 0 4,750.10 158.3 3.30%
Fond du Lac 4,124 28,885 132 19 0 3,989.40 18.4 0.50%
Forest 449 2,415 16 10 0 4,890.00 108.9 2.20%
Grant 1,809 16,506 65 29 0 3,454.00 55.4 1.60%
Green 924 10,292 19 5 0 2,506.50 13.6 0.50%
Green Lake 725 5,175 108 2 0 3,798.20 10.5 0.30%
Iowa 458 7,002 26 1 0 1,924.50 4.2 0.20%
Iron 184 1,752 23 2 0 3,148.50 34.2 1.10%
Jackson 464 7,361 7 1 0 2,247.60 4.8 0.20%
Jefferson 2,621 24,067 85 10 0 3,095.40 11.8 0.40%
Juneau 759 10,692 4 4 0 2,820.70 14.9 0.50%
Kenosha 4,949 47,635 509 76 1 2,941.80 45.2 1.50%
Kewaunee 1,034 5,064 25 6 0 5,008.70 29.1 0.60%
La Crosse 4,103 31,881 159 20 0 3,467.30 16.9 0.50%
Lafayette 514 4,338 10 1 0 3,044.50 5.9 0.20%
Langlade 901 4,685 32 9 0 4,555.80 45.5 1.00%
Lincoln 756 6,748 37 7 1 2,658.00 24.6 0.90%
Manitowoc 2,696 19,210 320 10 2 3,359.30 12.5 0.40%
Marathon 4,495 30,763 333 52 3 3,336.00 38.6 1.20%
Marinette 1,650 11,950 116 11 0 4,030.50 26.9 0.70%
Marquette 602 4,095 38 2 0 3,914.70 13 0.30%
Menominee 288 3,172 0 0 0 6,572.30 0 0.00%
Milwaukee 39,158 310,787 2,589 571 5 4,146.00 60.5 1.50%
Monroe 1,085 12,408 19 4 0 2,358.80 8.7 0.40%
Oconto 2,063 11,497 88 13 2 5,434.40 34.2 0.60%
Oneida 1,208 11,230 20 13 0 3,363.70 36.2 1.10%
Outagamie 8,987 53,894 363 63 0 4,889.60 34.3 0.70%
Ozaukee 2,142 24,463 218 23 1 2,424.20 26 1.10%
Pepin 133 1,816 3 0 0 1,809.80 0 0.00%
Pierce 681 9,701 230 7 0 1,635.60 16.8 1.00%
Polk 537 11,297 14 2 0 1,223.20 4.6 0.40%
Portage 2,673 17,281 80 19 1 3,779.70 26.9 0.70%
Price 352 3,604 19 1 0 2,549.20 7.2 0.30%
Racine 7,004 77,161 716 107 2 3,588.10 54.8 1.50%
Richland 449 6,856 15 8 0 2,535.00 45.2 1.80%
Rock 4,923 47,430 227 42 1 3,071.80 26.2 0.90%
Rusk 199 2,971 15 1 0 1,369.20 6.9 0.50%
Sauk 1,643 24,649 63 7 0 2,621.00 11.2 0.40%
Sawyer 369 5,379 3 3 0 2,227.10 18.1 0.80%
Shawano 2,356 11,790 20 18 1 5,710.10 43.6 0.80%
Sheboygan 4,590 29,616 116 24 0 4,008.20 21 0.50%
St. Croix 1,775 20,833 93 11 0 2,013.20 12.5 0.60%
Taylor 475 3,677 10 7 0 2,308.10 34 1.50%
Trempealeau 990 7,899 21 2 0 3,375.20 6.8 0.20%
Vernon 485 8,422 5 2 0 1,601.30 6.6 0.40%
Vilas 543 5,680 20 5 0 2,507.40 23.1 0.90%
Walworth 3,355 28,241 277 37 1 3,269.50 36.1 1.10%
Washburn 230 3,745 8 2 0 1,450.80 12.6 0.90%
Washington 4,281 33,220 293 42 1 3,183.20 31.2 1.00%
Waukesha 11,876 104,182 989 113 2 2,979.10 28.3 1.00%
Waupaca 2,313 13,451 222 38 2 4,471.20 73.5 1.60%
Waushara 980 8,027 8 5 0 4,033.30 20.6 0.50%
Winnebago 8,553 53,934 442 56 1 5,050.70 33.1 0.70%
Wood 1,634 18,533 94 9 1 2,207.30 12.2 0.60%

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