Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

7,000 COVID-19 Cases in Single Day For First Time

Daily death total and number of active hospitalizations continue to climb to new highs.

By - Nov 7th, 2020 08:10 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

Friday Wisconsin eclipsed 6,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time. Saturday the state passed the 7,000 case threshold for the first time.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 7,065 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday afternoon from 18,928 tests. It comes as the state has recorded over 5,700 cases in each of the past four days.

A record 37,760 cases have been reported in the past seven days, a total that is up over 500% in two months and eclipses the number of cases reported in March, April, May and June combined.

The seven-day positive case rate, the percentage of tests that confirm a new case of the disease, stands at a record 31.61%. The 14-day average at 31.28%. The 14-day average set a low of 2.69% on June 19th.

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 rate figure to be sustained under five percent.

The case surge is overwhelming health department contact tracing efforts and leading to record hospitalization levels and daily death totals.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that a record 1,806 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 19 over Friday and 296 over a week ago.

DHS reported 173 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 12,727 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,353 in the past week.

DHS reported 45 deaths Saturday. A total of 2,301 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 616 in Milwaukee County. Officials confirmed last week that the total includes only people where a medical examiner determined the disease was a contributing factor in the death.

A record average of 29.23 deaths per day have been reported over the past 30 days.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 19th worst in the state, even as its case and hospitalization load has surged to record levels.

Menominee County has recorded 9,173.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 8,831.6). Shawano County has recorded 7,140.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 7,006.8). Brown, Oconto, Kewaunee, Dodge, Forest, Calumet, Winnebago, Waushara, Langlade, Outagamie, Fond du Lac, Waupaca, Florence, Marinette, Sheboygan and Marquette counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 5,144.6 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 5,044.1).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 4,551.6 (up from 4,429.4). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 1,060.6 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 698 5,372 61 6 0 3,405.70 29.3 0.90%
Ashland 387 4,397 12 5 0 2,439.60 31.5 1.30%
Barron 1,797 13,074 39 11 0 3,916.70 24 0.60%
Bayfield 379 4,263 14 3 0 2,492.80 19.7 0.80%
Brown 17,853 97,122 428 111 2 6,857.90 42.6 0.60%
Buffalo 431 3,401 9 3 0 3,190.50 22.2 0.70%
Burnett 389 3,953 15 6 0 2,518.30 38.8 1.50%
Calumet 3,141 14,259 92 18 0 6,101.90 35 0.60%
Chippewa 2,713 20,102 38 29 2 4,224.50 45.2 1.10%
Clark 1,267 7,412 100 22 3 3,647.00 63.3 1.70%
Columbia 2,227 20,230 165 9 1 3,898.30 15.8 0.40%
Crawford 487 5,372 7 1 0 2,941.70 6 0.20%
Dane 18,274 249,427 610 55 2 3,457.70 10.4 0.30%
Dodge 5,599 29,950 258 41 3 6,276.60 46 0.70%
Door 1,142 9,876 92 10 0 4,071.20 35.6 0.90%
Douglas 1,033 10,893 8 1 0 2,354.50 2.3 0.10%
Dunn 1,551 12,156 48 1 0 3,463.80 2.2 0.10%
Eau Claire 4,897 32,325 51 31 1 4,759.30 30.1 0.60%
Florence 243 1,205 14 8 0 5,496.50 181 3.30%
Fond du Lac 6,035 31,270 194 25 0 5,838.10 24.2 0.40%
Forest 570 2,760 35 11 0 6,207.80 119.8 1.90%
Grant 2,377 17,457 98 43 1 4,538.50 82.1 1.80%
Green 1,181 11,086 21 5 0 3,203.70 13.6 0.40%
Green Lake 899 5,490 130 4 0 4,709.80 21 0.40%
Iowa 728 7,629 28 2 0 3,059.00 8.4 0.30%
Iron 255 1,861 49 5 1 4,363.40 85.6 2.00%
Jackson 846 7,869 11 2 0 4,098.00 9.7 0.20%
Jefferson 3,468 25,916 143 26 1 4,095.70 30.7 0.70%
Juneau 1,230 11,210 7 5 0 4,571.10 18.6 0.40%
Kenosha 6,255 51,528 654 96 2 3,718.10 57.1 1.50%
Kewaunee 1,285 5,362 35 11 0 6,224.60 53.3 0.90%
La Crosse 5,391 34,865 169 26 0 4,555.80 22 0.50%
Lafayette 685 4,676 11 1 0 4,057.30 5.9 0.10%
Langlade 1,190 5,027 48 13 2 6,017.10 65.7 1.10%
Lincoln 1,202 7,364 44 14 2 4,226.10 49.2 1.20%
Manitowoc 3,515 20,806 427 21 3 4,379.80 26.2 0.60%
Marathon 6,512 33,961 476 71 9 4,833.00 52.7 1.10%
Marinette 2,189 12,926 162 19 0 5,347.10 46.4 0.90%
Marquette 808 4,383 101 6 0 5,254.30 39 0.70%
Menominee 402 3,331 1 1 0 9,173.90 22.8 0.20%
Milwaukee 48,590 332,862 3,149 619 5 5,144.60 65.5 1.30%
Monroe 1,525 13,153 23 8 0 3,315.40 17.4 0.50%
Oconto 2,481 12,158 132 19 3 6,535.50 50.1 0.80%
Oneida 1,573 12,173 26 19 0 4,380.00 52.9 1.20%
Outagamie 10,901 57,727 427 86 0 5,930.90 46.8 0.80%
Ozaukee 3,055 26,688 309 27 3 3,457.40 30.6 0.90%
Pepin 243 2,006 4 0 0 3,306.60 0 0.00%
Pierce 1,053 10,682 272 7 1 2,529.10 16.8 0.70%
Polk 879 12,378 16 3 0 2,002.30 6.8 0.30%
Portage 3,409 18,666 103 28 2 4,820.50 39.6 0.80%
Price 476 3,868 23 3 0 3,447.30 21.7 0.60%
Racine 9,512 81,466 965 126 2 4,872.90 64.5 1.30%
Richland 589 7,134 17 10 0 3,325.40 56.5 1.70%
Rock 6,377 51,407 276 53 2 3,979.00 33.1 0.80%
Rusk 378 3,230 17 1 0 2,600.80 6.9 0.30%
Sauk 2,399 26,321 70 9 0 3,827.00 14.4 0.40%
Sawyer 496 5,740 6 4 0 2,993.50 24.1 0.80%
Shawano 2,946 12,614 45 38 1 7,140.10 92.1 1.30%
Sheboygan 5,998 31,900 215 32 1 5,237.70 27.9 0.50%
St. Croix 2,546 22,882 111 14 0 2,887.60 15.9 0.50%
Taylor 671 3,975 41 10 0 3,260.40 48.6 1.50%
Trempealeau 1,363 8,499 25 6 0 4,646.80 20.5 0.40%
Vernon 650 9,067 5 2 0 2,146.10 6.6 0.30%
Vilas 799 6,144 22 8 0 3,689.50 36.9 1.00%
Walworth 4,085 29,954 421 39 2 3,980.90 38 1.00%
Washburn 324 4,039 7 2 0 2,043.80 12.6 0.60%
Washington 5,784 35,905 490 50 3 4,300.80 37.2 0.90%
Waukesha 15,397 113,176 1,262 145 3 3,862.40 36.4 0.90%
Waupaca 2,935 14,449 306 56 13 5,673.60 108.3 1.90%
Waushara 1,462 8,440 15 5 0 6,017.00 20.6 0.30%
Winnebago 10,355 57,877 533 79 2 6,114.80 46.7 0.80%
Wood 2,348 20,174 135 15 2 3,171.90 20.3 0.60%

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