Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Record High Seven-Day COVID-19 Case Total

38,547 new cases in past week.

By - Nov 8th, 2020 04:39 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

Wisconsin’s total of new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours dropped by approximately 2,800 compared to the prior day, but the seven-day case total still moved upward to a record high of 38,547.

The seven-day total eclipses the total number of cases in March, April, May, June, July and August. September, when Wisconsin’s caseload began setting new high after new high, accounted for 46,671 cases in its entirety (October? 103,096).

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 4,280 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon from 12,761 tests. It is the lowest case total reported in five days.

The seven-day positive case rate, the percentage of tests that confirm a new case of the disease and proxy for if the disease’s spread is growing or slowing, stands at a record 33.77%. The 14-day average at 31.76%. 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.

On Saturday 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. The WHA dashboard was not updated by the time this article was filed Sunday.

DHS reported 112 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 12,839 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,342 in the past week.

DHS reported 11 deaths Sunday. A total of 2,312 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 622 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.

An average of 29.07 deaths per day have been reported over the past 30 days. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 8.83

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 9,265.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 9,173.9). Shawano County has recorded 7,200.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 7,140.1). Brown, Oconto, Dodge, Forest, Kewaunee, Winnebago, Calumet, Langlade, Waushara, Outagamie, Fond du Lac, Waupaca, Florence, Marinette, Marquette and Sheboygan counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 5,219.3 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 5,144.6).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 4,625.6 (up from 4,551.6). 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 721 5,391 56 6 0 3,517.90 29.3 0.80%
Ashland 394 4,409 11 5 0 2,483.80 31.5 1.30%
Barron 1,861 13,159 39 11 0 4,056.20 24 0.60%
Bayfield 388 4,268 14 3 0 2,552.00 19.7 0.80%
Brown 17,951 97,396 433 111 2 6,895.50 42.6 0.60%
Buffalo 441 3,421 9 3 0 3,264.50 22.2 0.70%
Burnett 402 3,999 19 6 0 2,602.40 38.8 1.50%
Calumet 3,168 14,308 93 18 0 6,154.30 35 0.60%
Chippewa 2,753 20,170 38 29 2 4,286.80 45.2 1.10%
Clark 1,291 7,444 100 22 3 3,716.10 63.3 1.70%
Columbia 2,269 20,325 168 9 1 3,971.80 15.8 0.40%
Crawford 494 5,392 7 1 0 2,984.00 6 0.20%
Dane 18,523 250,330 621 55 2 3,504.90 10.4 0.30%
Dodge 5,738 30,176 262 43 3 6,432.40 48.2 0.70%
Door 1,177 9,883 93 10 0 4,195.90 35.6 0.80%
Douglas 1,043 10,927 9 1 0 2,377.30 2.3 0.10%
Dunn 1,587 12,213 49 1 0 3,544.20 2.2 0.10%
Eau Claire 5,036 32,453 51 31 1 4,894.40 30.1 0.60%
Florence 249 1,211 14 8 0 5,632.20 181 3.20%
Fond du Lac 6,110 31,479 198 25 0 5,910.60 24.2 0.40%
Forest 577 2,766 35 11 0 6,284.00 119.8 1.90%
Grant 2,423 17,506 92 46 1 4,626.30 87.8 1.90%
Green 1,213 11,195 21 5 0 3,290.50 13.6 0.40%
Green Lake 914 5,510 131 4 0 4,788.30 21 0.40%
Iowa 739 7,689 28 2 0 3,105.20 8.4 0.30%
Iron 259 1,872 49 5 1 4,431.90 85.6 1.90%
Jackson 891 7,945 10 2 0 4,316.00 9.7 0.20%
Jefferson 3,541 26,006 143 26 1 4,181.90 30.7 0.70%
Juneau 1,255 11,266 7 5 0 4,664.00 18.6 0.40%
Kenosha 6,418 51,727 653 96 2 3,815.00 57.1 1.50%
Kewaunee 1,297 5,388 35 11 0 6,282.70 53.3 0.80%
La Crosse 5,469 35,062 170 26 0 4,621.70 22 0.50%
Lafayette 711 4,711 11 1 0 4,211.30 5.9 0.10%
Langlade 1,209 5,050 48 13 2 6,113.20 65.7 1.10%
Lincoln 1,251 7,457 44 14 2 4,398.40 49.2 1.10%
Manitowoc 3,557 20,862 437 21 3 4,432.20 26.2 0.60%
Marathon 6,672 34,255 487 71 9 4,951.70 52.7 1.10%
Marinette 2,205 13,002 164 19 0 5,386.20 46.4 0.90%
Marquette 827 4,396 101 6 0 5,377.80 39 0.70%
Menominee 406 3,345 1 1 0 9,265.20 22.8 0.20%
Milwaukee 49,295 333,760 3,185 622 5 5,219.30 65.9 1.30%
Monroe 1,556 13,223 23 8 0 3,382.80 17.4 0.50%
Oconto 2,511 12,199 139 19 3 6,614.50 50.1 0.80%
Oneida 1,586 12,228 26 19 0 4,416.20 52.9 1.20%
Outagamie 11,039 58,014 427 86 0 6,006.00 46.8 0.80%
Ozaukee 3,093 26,775 309 27 3 3,500.50 30.6 0.90%
Pepin 249 2,019 4 0 0 3,388.20 0 0.00%
Pierce 1,084 10,751 273 7 1 2,603.60 16.8 0.60%
Polk 961 12,584 16 3 0 2,189.10 6.8 0.30%
Portage 3,491 18,791 105 28 2 4,936.40 39.6 0.80%
Price 486 3,885 22 3 0 3,519.70 21.7 0.60%
Racine 9,644 81,684 976 126 2 4,940.50 64.5 1.30%
Richland 589 7,155 17 10 0 3,325.40 56.5 1.70%
Rock 6,609 51,942 275 54 2 4,123.80 33.7 0.80%
Rusk 379 3,247 18 2 0 2,607.70 13.8 0.50%
Sauk 2,451 26,440 70 9 0 3,910.00 14.4 0.40%
Sawyer 504 5,774 6 4 0 3,041.80 24.1 0.80%
Shawano 2,971 12,638 45 38 1 7,200.70 92.1 1.30%
Sheboygan 5,999 31,981 215 32 1 5,238.60 27.9 0.50%
St. Croix 2,621 23,065 121 14 0 2,972.70 15.9 0.50%
Taylor 680 4,001 41 10 0 3,304.20 48.6 1.50%
Trempealeau 1,364 8,530 25 6 0 4,650.20 20.5 0.40%
Vernon 668 9,108 5 2 0 2,205.60 6.6 0.30%
Vilas 819 6,181 22 8 0 3,781.90 36.9 1.00%
Walworth 4,117 30,088 424 39 2 4,012.10 38 0.90%
Washburn 331 4,056 7 2 0 2,087.90 12.6 0.60%
Washington 5,856 36,102 492 50 3 4,354.40 37.2 0.90%
Waukesha 15,614 113,684 1,259 146 3 3,916.80 36.6 0.90%
Waupaca 2,982 14,532 305 56 13 5,764.40 108.3 1.90%
Waushara 1,476 8,479 15 5 0 6,074.60 20.6 0.30%
Winnebago 10,498 58,124 545 79 2 6,199.20 46.7 0.80%
Wood 2,457 20,397 137 15 2 3,319.10 20.3 0.60%

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