COVID-19 Testing, Cases Falling
30-day daily death average hits 46.33
The number of new COVID-19 cases and people getting tested for the first time (or seeing a change in their result on a subsequent test) is falling in Wisconsin.
The Department of Health Services reported 5,469 new cases on Wednesday from 17,262 processed tests.
The seven-day case total stands at 37,605, below Thursday’s record 45,946. September, when Wisconsin’s surge started, accounted for 46,671 cases in its entirety. The seven-day testing total stands at 117,213, below Wednesday’s record 133,019 tests. The testing total is filtered to only include individuals who were tested for the first time or have been tested previously but are receiving their first positive diagnosis.
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 248 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 16,457 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,357 in the past week.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 1,986 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 13 from a day ago and 291 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,295.
Seven patients, a number that has fallen in recent days, were in the Alternate Care Facility in West Allis.
The 30-day average daily death total now stands at a record average of 46.33. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 16.90.
Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 25th worst in the state, even as its case and hospitalization load has surged to record levels.
Menominee County has recorded 12,460.1 cases per 100,000 residents (no change). Dodge County has recorded 9,045.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 8,788.7). Shawano, Brown, Oconto, Forest, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Calumet, Winnebago, Langlade, Sheboygan, Outagamie, Waushara, Trempealeau, Jackson, Waupaca, Barron, Eau Claire, Marinette, Marathon, Juneau, Chippewa and Racine counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.
According to DHS data, 6,831 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 6,724).
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 6,390.6 (up from 6,296). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 1,519.4 cases per 100,000 residents in the past two weeks according to the DHS activity level report released last 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||8,110||34,698||409||46||5||7,845.4||44.5||0.6%|
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