Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,524 New COVID-19 Cases

Cases and testing still falling, but hospitalizations ticking upward.

By - Nov 30th, 2020 07:38 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Department of Health Services reported 2,534 new cases on Monday from 8,740 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 29,464, 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 85,012, 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 34.66%, below the record of 36.33% set on November 13th. The 14-day average is 33.35%. 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 96 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 17,095 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,165 in the past week.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 1,845 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 21 from a day ago, but a decrease of 154 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,510.

DHS reported six new deaths. A total of 3,313 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 736 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at a record average of 42.73. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 22.77.

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 12,711.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,688.3). Dodge County has recorded 9,369.4 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, 7,222.9 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,181.2).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 6,698.3 (up from 6,654.5). 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 1,040 6,084 74 7 1 5,074.4 34.2 0.7%
Ashland 669 5,320 27 9 0 4,217.4 56.7 1.3%
Barron 3,619 15,354 66 41 0 7,888.0 89.4 1.1%
Bayfield 680 5,211 17 13 0 4,472.5 85.5 1.9%
Brown 22,543 106,100 676 137 6 8,659.4 52.6 0.6%
Buffalo 805 3,923 14 4 0 5,959.0 29.6 0.5%
Burnett 772 4,772 71 12 0 4,997.7 77.7 1.6%
Calumet 4,059 16,162 214 25 1 7,885.2 48.6 0.6%
Chippewa 4,666 23,035 51 51 2 7,265.6 79.4 1.1%
Clark 2,154 8,448 172 38 3 6,200.2 109.4 1.8%
Columbia 3,480 22,619 197 12 1 6,091.6 21.0 0.3%
Crawford 1,222 6,183 29 7 0 7,381.5 42.3 0.6%
Dane 27,489 275,850 776 80 3 5,201.4 15.1 0.3%
Dodge 8,358 33,283 406 71 4 9,369.4 79.6 0.8%
Door 1,597 11,254 116 11 0 5,693.2 39.2 0.7%
Douglas 2,057 12,798 103 1 0 4,688.4 2.3 0.0%
Dunn 2,812 14,537 113 12 0 6,280.0 26.8 0.4%
Eau Claire 7,790 38,123 114 57 5 7,571.0 55.4 0.7%
Florence 316 1,323 17 11 0 7,147.7 248.8 3.5%
Fond du Lac 8,451 35,194 439 50 6 8,175.2 48.4 0.6%
Forest 727 3,288 43 17 2 7,917.7 185.1 2.3%
Grant 3,462 19,317 244 62 2 6,610.2 118.4 1.8%
Green 1,691 12,489 27 5 1 4,587.1 13.6 0.3%
Green Lake 1,184 6,128 247 6 0 6,202.8 31.4 0.5%
Iowa 1,286 8,851 44 5 1 5,403.6 21.0 0.4%
Iron 351 2,079 62 10 3 6,006.2 171.1 2.8%
Jackson 1,717 8,816 20 4 0 8,317.2 19.4 0.2%
Jefferson 5,352 29,157 375 39 1 6,320.6 46.1 0.7%
Juneau 1,915 12,455 9 7 0 7,116.8 26.0 0.4%
Kenosha 9,306 58,418 1,041 142 3 5,531.7 84.4 1.5%
Kewaunee 1,689 5,890 47 16 0 8,181.6 77.5 0.9%
La Crosse 8,087 40,669 269 35 0 6,834.1 29.6 0.4%
Lafayette 1,084 5,212 37 3 0 6,420.7 17.8 0.3%
Langlade 1,531 5,612 85 26 7 7,741.3 131.5 1.7%
Lincoln 1,951 8,358 97 28 9 6,859.6 98.4 1.4%
Manitowoc 4,889 23,295 671 37 4 6,091.9 46.1 0.8%
Marathon 9,702 39,594 807 123 16 7,200.5 91.3 1.3%
Marinette 2,952 14,202 245 28 0 7,210.9 68.4 0.9%
Marquette 1,026 4,835 124 15 0 6,671.9 97.5 1.5%
Menominee 557 3,574 1 8 0 12,711.1 182.6 1.4%
Milwaukee 68,219 374,625 4,878 736 12 7,222.9 77.9 1.1%
Monroe 2,615 14,953 30 13 0 5,685.0 28.3 0.5%
Oconto 3,139 13,463 203 27 3 8,268.8 71.1 0.9%
Oneida 2,309 13,163 57 34 1 6,429.4 94.7 1.5%
Outagamie 13,696 64,474 828 126 0 7,451.6 68.6 0.9%
Ozaukee 4,711 30,707 564 36 4 5,331.6 40.7 0.8%
Pepin 473 2,370 5 2 0 6,436.2 27.2 0.4%
Pierce 2,160 12,787 352 17 4 5,187.9 40.8 0.8%
Polk 2,174 14,731 18 9 0 4,952.2 20.5 0.4%
Portage 4,680 21,149 214 36 2 6,617.7 50.9 0.8%
Price 731 4,342 37 4 0 5,294.0 29.0 0.5%
Racine 14,099 88,214 1,383 164 5 7,222.7 84.0 1.2%
Richland 871 7,766 18 13 0 4,917.6 73.4 1.5%
Rock 9,440 58,306 432 82 3 5,890.2 51.2 0.9%
Rusk 872 3,843 25 7 0 5,999.7 48.2 0.8%
Sauk 3,578 29,597 121 18 0 5,707.8 28.7 0.5%
Sawyer 906 6,515 11 7 0 5,468.0 42.2 0.8%
Shawano 3,690 13,776 167 47 3 8,943.3 113.9 1.3%
Sheboygan 9,125 36,156 315 54 2 7,968.4 47.2 0.6%
St. Croix 4,327 27,121 235 20 0 4,907.6 22.7 0.5%
Taylor 1,193 4,591 115 10 3 5,796.9 48.6 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,390 9,653 40 15 0 8,148.1 51.1 0.6%
Vernon 1,144 10,512 7 11 0 3,777.2 36.3 1.0%
Vilas 1,251 6,846 35 13 0 5,776.7 60.0 1.0%
Walworth 5,889 33,473 1,028 48 2 5,738.9 46.8 0.8%
Washburn 692 4,824 40 3 0 4,365.1 18.9 0.4%
Washington 8,775 40,821 988 70 5 6,524.8 52.1 0.8%
Waukesha 26,238 130,553 2,114 197 12 6,581.8 49.4 0.8%
Waupaca 3,677 15,990 499 85 30 7,107.9 164.3 2.3%
Waushara 1,749 9,106 74 10 0 7,198.1 41.2 0.6%
Winnebago 13,154 64,176 1,229 107 4 7,767.6 63.2 0.8%
Wood 4,230 23,581 246 27 5 5,714.2 36.5 0.6%

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