64 Deaths, 5,262 New COVID-19 Cases
Wisconsin set new records for cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Tuesday was a record-setting day in Wisconsin for all the wrong reasons. According to the Department of Health Services, the state set new records for COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
DHS reported 5,262 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 16,528 processed tests. The cases eclipse an earlier high of 4,591. As recently as September 16th the state had never incurred more than 2,000 tests in a day, but now has recorded 27,829 in the past seven days.
Lagging indicators of the disease’s spread continue to set new highs, while state health officials warn that hospitalization and death peaks are connected to earlier record case reports.
The state reported that a record 220 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours, eclipsing a high of 218 set last week. A total of 10,636 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began. Data on the number of people actively hospitalized isn’t scheduled to be release until 3:30 p.m., but Monday’s release established a new record of 1,350, with four people in the Alternate Care Facility.
New deaths also set a record high. DHS reported 64 deaths, eclipsing a prior high of 48 set last Wednesday. A total of 1,852 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 578 in Milwaukee County. Officials confirmed Tuesday that the total includes only people where a medical examiner determined the disease was a contributing factor in the death.
An average of 19.03 deaths per day have been reported over the past 30 days, the highest total on record. Thirty days ago the figure stood at 5.47.
“Support our local restaurants by getting your food delivered or picking it up to go,” said Evers. He also championed curbside pickup for retailers.
“We must take significant and corrective action,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm.
Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 15th worst in the state, even as its case and hospitalization load has surged to record levels.
Menominee County has recorded 6,800.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 6,572.3). Shawano County has recorded 5,831.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 5,710.1). Brown, Oconto, Calumet, Winnebago, Kewaunee, Forest, Outagamie, Florence, Langlade, Waupaca and Dodge counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.
According to DHS data, 4,250.3 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 4,146).
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 3,568.7 (up from 3,477.7). 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
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 †||Number of probable deaths ‡||Cases per 100,000 people (counties)||Deaths per 100,000 people (counties)||Case fatality percentage ††|
|Fond du Lac||4,461||29,072||139||20||0||4,315.40||19.3||0.40%|
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