Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Over 2,000 People Actively Hospitalized For The First Time

State reports 4,360 new cases, 17 deaths.

By - Nov 9th, 2020 07:02 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

For the first time, over 2,000 people are actively hospitalized with a positive case of COVID-19.

On Monday the Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 2,003 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 143 over Sunday and 355 over a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 889.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 4,360 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon from 14,077 tests.

The seven-day case total moved to a new record high of 39,474.

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 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 33.07%. The 14-day average at 32.24%, a record. 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.

DHS reported 110 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. Why the discrepancy between DHS and WHA data? The DHS release is current as of 6 a.m. but released at 2:00 p.m., the WHA data is released at 3:30 p.m.

A total of 12,939 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,342 in the past week.

DHS reported 17 deaths Monday. A total of 2,329 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 623 in Milwaukee County.

An average of 29.03 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 9,333.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 9,265.2). Shawano County has recorded 7,273.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 7,200.7). 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, 5,296.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 5,219.3).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 4,701 (up from 4,625.6). 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 733 5,417 56 6 0 3,576.50 29.3 0.80%
Ashland 416 4,489 10 5 0 2,622.50 31.5 1.20%
Barron 1,919 13,205 41 11 0 4,182.70 24 0.60%
Bayfield 404 4,311 14 3 0 2,657.20 19.7 0.70%
Brown 17,978 97,726 433 111 2 6,905.90 42.6 0.60%
Buffalo 445 3,433 9 3 0 3,294.10 22.2 0.70%
Burnett 406 4,027 20 7 0 2,628.30 45.3 1.70%
Calumet 3,232 14,421 93 18 0 6,278.70 35 0.60%
Chippewa 2,800 20,309 38 31 2 4,360.00 48.3 1.10%
Clark 1,320 7,480 100 23 3 3,799.50 66.2 1.70%
Columbia 2,328 20,409 168 9 1 4,075.10 15.8 0.40%
Crawford 506 5,417 7 1 0 3,056.50 6 0.20%
Dane 18,797 251,218 621 55 2 3,556.70 10.4 0.30%
Dodge 5,840 30,278 264 44 3 6,546.70 49.3 0.80%
Door 1,206 9,971 93 10 0 4,299.30 35.6 0.80%
Douglas 1,047 10,939 9 1 0 2,386.40 2.3 0.10%
Dunn 1,628 12,253 49 1 0 3,635.80 2.2 0.10%
Eau Claire 5,131 32,627 49 31 1 4,986.70 30.1 0.60%
Florence 253 1,212 14 8 0 5,722.70 181 3.20%
Fond du Lac 6,220 31,840 198 26 0 6,017.00 25.2 0.40%
Forest 582 2,769 35 11 0 6,338.50 119.8 1.90%
Grant 2,466 17,564 92 46 1 4,708.40 87.8 1.90%
Green 1,224 11,224 21 5 0 3,320.30 13.6 0.40%
Green Lake 928 5,562 130 4 0 4,861.70 21 0.40%
Iowa 761 7,746 28 2 0 3,197.60 8.4 0.30%
Iron 266 1,878 50 5 1 4,551.70 85.6 1.90%
Jackson 910 7,985 12 2 0 4,408.10 9.7 0.20%
Jefferson 3,637 26,091 143 26 1 4,295.20 30.7 0.70%
Juneau 1,282 11,416 7 5 0 4,764.40 18.6 0.40%
Kenosha 6,518 51,870 656 96 2 3,874.40 57.1 1.50%
Kewaunee 1,297 5,414 35 11 0 6,282.70 53.3 0.80%
La Crosse 5,535 35,190 169 26 0 4,677.50 22 0.50%
Lafayette 727 4,721 11 2 0 4,306.10 11.8 0.30%
Langlade 1,224 5,084 48 13 2 6,189.00 65.7 1.10%
Lincoln 1,284 7,499 45 14 2 4,514.50 49.2 1.10%
Manitowoc 3,601 20,986 442 21 3 4,487.00 26.2 0.60%
Marathon 6,858 34,486 489 75 10 5,089.80 55.7 1.10%
Marinette 2,215 13,057 163 19 0 5,410.60 46.4 0.90%
Marquette 842 4,411 98 6 0 5,475.40 39 0.70%
Menominee 409 3,346 1 1 0 9,333.60 22.8 0.20%
Milwaukee 50,027 335,641 3,231 623 5 5,296.80 66 1.20%
Monroe 1,607 13,351 23 8 0 3,493.60 17.4 0.50%
Oconto 2,540 12,234 142 19 3 6,690.90 50.1 0.70%
Oneida 1,604 12,314 26 19 0 4,466.30 52.9 1.20%
Outagamie 11,190 58,267 430 86 0 6,088.10 46.8 0.80%
Ozaukee 3,160 26,861 312 27 3 3,576.30 30.6 0.90%
Pepin 255 2,019 5 0 0 3,469.90 0 0.00%
Pierce 1,119 10,811 274 7 1 2,687.60 16.8 0.60%
Polk 1,003 12,694 16 3 0 2,284.70 6.8 0.30%
Portage 3,537 18,944 105 28 2 5,001.50 39.6 0.80%
Price 492 3,904 22 3 0 3,563.20 21.7 0.60%
Racine 9,820 82,054 973 126 2 5,030.70 64.5 1.30%
Richland 602 7,214 16 10 0 3,398.80 56.5 1.70%
Rock 6,747 52,269 276 55 2 4,209.90 34.3 0.80%
Rusk 383 3,287 19 2 0 2,635.20 13.8 0.50%
Sauk 2,515 26,565 70 9 0 4,012.10 14.4 0.40%
Sawyer 512 5,783 5 4 0 3,090.10 24.1 0.80%
Shawano 3,001 12,664 45 38 1 7,273.40 92.1 1.30%
Sheboygan 6,122 32,206 215 32 1 5,346.00 27.9 0.50%
St. Croix 2,712 23,375 122 14 0 3,075.90 15.9 0.50%
Taylor 694 4,027 43 10 0 3,372.20 48.6 1.40%
Trempealeau 1,386 8,565 25 6 0 4,725.20 20.5 0.40%
Vernon 686 9,143 5 2 0 2,265.00 6.6 0.30%
Vilas 830 6,201 22 8 0 3,832.70 36.9 1.00%
Walworth 4,184 30,184 441 39 2 4,077.40 38 0.90%
Washburn 339 4,069 7 2 0 2,138.40 12.6 0.60%
Washington 5,943 36,256 496 50 3 4,419.00 37.2 0.80%
Waukesha 15,929 114,224 1,266 147 3 3,995.80 36.9 0.90%
Waupaca 3,001 14,596 304 56 13 5,801.20 108.3 1.90%
Waushara 1,489 8,507 14 5 0 6,128.10 20.6 0.30%
Winnebago 10,621 58,471 554 82 2 6,271.80 48.4 0.80%
Wood 2,545 20,537 145 15 2 3,438.00 20.3 0.60%

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