Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

3,831 New COVID-19 Cases

Weekly trend figures for cases and hospitalizations stop sliding while testing continues to drop.

By - Nov 29th, 2020 04:57 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Department of Health Services reported 3,831 new cases on Sunday from 9,511 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 30,025, below last 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 88,563, below last Wednesday’s record rolling total of 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.

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 33.9%, below the record of 36.33% set on November 13th. The 14-day average is 33.66%. 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 117 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 16,999 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,176 in the past week.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 1,824 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 10 from a day ago, but a decrease of 164 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,546.

DHS reported 22 new deaths. A total of 3,307 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 735 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at a record average of 44.50. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 21.5.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 20th worst in the state, even as its case and hospitalization load has surged to record levels. The county fell as low as 26th in early November.

Menominee County has recorded 12,688.3 cases per 100,000 residents (no change). Dodge County has recorded 9,270.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 9,270.8). Shawano, Brown, Oconto, Kewaunee, Jackson, Fond du Lac, Trempealeau, Forest, Calumet, Sheboygan, Langlade, Winnebago, Barron, Eau Claire, Outagamie, Chippewa, Marinette and Crawford counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 7,181.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,095.4).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 6,654.5 (up from 6,588.2). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 1,445.3 cases per 100,000 residents in the past two weeks according to the DHS activity level report released Wednesday. That’s down from the record 1,519.4 reported November 18th.

Charts and Maps

Data from DHS website

Data from DHS website

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender

Data from DHS website

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race

Data from DHS website

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity

Data from DHS website

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 1,034 6,065 73 7 1 5,045.1 34.2 0.7%
Ashland 663 5,283 27 9 0 4,179.5 56.7 1.4%
Barron 3,580 15,261 63 41 0 7,803.0 89.4 1.1%
Bayfield 670 5,187 18 12 0 4,406.7 78.9 1.8%
Brown 22,536 105,911 676 137 6 8,656.7 52.6 0.6%
Buffalo 799 3,910 14 4 0 5,914.6 29.6 0.5%
Burnett 770 4,761 71 12 0 4,984.8 77.7 1.6%
Calumet 4,037 16,122 214 25 1 7,842.5 48.6 0.6%
Chippewa 4,598 22,959 51 51 2 7,159.8 79.4 1.1%
Clark 2,145 8,437 172 38 3 6,174.3 109.4 1.8%
Columbia 3,461 22,579 197 12 1 6,058.3 21.0 0.3%
Crawford 1,207 6,172 24 7 0 7,290.8 42.3 0.6%
Dane 27,236 275,143 781 80 3 5,153.5 15.1 0.3%
Dodge 8,313 33,232 405 71 4 9,319.0 79.6 0.9%
Door 1,592 11,237 116 11 0 5,675.4 39.2 0.7%
Douglas 2,036 12,740 104 1 0 4,640.6 2.3 0.0%
Dunn 2,790 14,503 112 12 0 6,230.9 26.8 0.4%
Eau Claire 7,756 37,967 111 57 5 7,537.9 55.4 0.7%
Florence 311 1,323 17 11 0 7,034.6 248.8 3.5%
Fond du Lac 8,382 35,147 436 50 6 8,108.5 48.4 0.6%
Forest 720 3,288 42 17 2 7,841.4 185.1 2.4%
Grant 3,444 19,276 245 62 2 6,575.8 118.4 1.8%
Green 1,675 12,464 27 5 1 4,543.7 13.6 0.3%
Green Lake 1,183 6,119 244 6 0 6,197.6 31.4 0.5%
Iowa 1,286 8,824 44 5 1 5,403.6 21.0 0.4%
Iron 351 2,073 62 10 3 6,006.2 171.1 2.8%
Jackson 1,712 8,802 19 4 0 8,293.0 19.4 0.2%
Jefferson 5,294 29,070 375 39 1 6,252.1 46.1 0.7%
Juneau 1,895 12,427 9 7 0 7,042.5 26.0 0.4%
Kenosha 9,270 58,103 1,031 142 3 5,510.3 84.4 1.5%
Kewaunee 1,689 5,880 47 16 0 8,181.6 77.5 0.9%
La Crosse 8,011 40,550 267 35 0 6,769.9 29.6 0.4%
Lafayette 1,078 5,206 37 3 0 6,385.1 17.8 0.3%
Langlade 1,515 5,598 82 26 7 7,660.4 131.5 1.7%
Lincoln 1,934 8,347 97 28 9 6,799.8 98.4 1.4%
Manitowoc 4,846 23,169 667 37 4 6,038.3 46.1 0.8%
Marathon 9,665 39,476 795 123 16 7,173.0 91.3 1.3%
Marinette 2,951 14,178 245 28 0 7,208.5 68.4 0.9%
Marquette 1,022 4,829 122 15 0 6,645.9 97.5 1.5%
Menominee 556 3,574 1 8 0 12,688.3 182.6 1.4%
Milwaukee 67,831 373,313 4,833 735 12 7,181.8 77.8 1.1%
Monroe 2,566 14,924 30 13 0 5,578.5 28.3 0.5%
Oconto 3,125 13,403 211 27 3 8,231.9 71.1 0.9%
Oneida 2,291 13,155 56 34 1 6,379.3 94.7 1.5%
Outagamie 13,647 64,333 824 126 0 7,424.9 68.6 0.9%
Ozaukee 4,692 30,640 563 36 4 5,310.1 40.7 0.8%
Pepin 473 2,367 5 2 0 6,436.2 27.2 0.4%
Pierce 2,128 12,743 355 17 4 5,111.1 40.8 0.8%
Polk 2,141 14,685 18 9 0 4,877.0 20.5 0.4%
Portage 4,655 21,114 211 36 2 6,582.4 50.9 0.8%
Price 716 4,327 38 4 0 5,185.4 29.0 0.6%
Racine 14,018 88,077 1,379 164 5 7,181.2 84.0 1.2%
Richland 865 7,750 18 13 0 4,883.7 73.4 1.5%
Rock 9,366 58,160 429 81 3 5,844.1 50.5 0.9%
Rusk 869 3,827 25 7 0 5,979.1 48.2 0.8%
Sauk 3,533 29,473 121 18 0 5,636.0 28.7 0.5%
Sawyer 890 6,487 11 7 0 5,371.5 42.2 0.8%
Shawano 3,671 13,738 162 47 3 8,897.2 113.9 1.3%
Sheboygan 9,058 36,046 314 54 2 7,909.9 47.2 0.6%
St. Croix 4,296 27,007 234 20 0 4,872.5 22.7 0.5%
Taylor 1,171 4,584 111 10 3 5,690.0 48.6 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,377 9,632 37 15 0 8,103.8 51.1 0.6%
Vernon 1,138 10,490 7 11 0 3,757.4 36.3 1.0%
Vilas 1,240 6,823 35 13 0 5,725.9 60.0 1.0%
Walworth 5,858 33,377 1,016 48 2 5,708.7 46.8 0.8%
Washburn 682 4,804 40 3 0 4,302.0 18.9 0.4%
Washington 8,730 40,653 988 70 5 6,491.4 52.1 0.8%
Waukesha 25,944 130,023 2,110 195 10 6,508.1 48.9 0.8%
Waupaca 3,664 15,970 493 85 30 7,082.8 164.3 2.3%
Waushara 1,742 9,086 72 10 0 7,169.3 41.2 0.6%
Winnebago 13,099 64,019 1,222 107 4 7,735.1 63.2 0.8%
Wood 4,212 23,568 245 26 6 5,689.9 35.1 0.6%

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