Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Record 107 COVID-19 Deaths Reported

For second straight week, first post-weekend data release has a three-digit death total.

By - Dec 1st, 2020 07:48 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Department of Health Services reported 4,078 new cases on Tuesday from 10,492 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 27,370, 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 78.994, 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 34.61%, below the record of 36.33% set on November 13th. The 14-day average is 33.89%. 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 277 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 17,372 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,163 in the past week.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 1,827 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 18 from the day before and 159 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,534.

DHS reported a record 107 new deaths. A total of 3,420 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 746 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at a record average of 45.77. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 23.13.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 21st 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 12,848 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,711.1). Dodge County has recorded 9,425.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 9,369.4). Shawano, Brown, Oconto, Kewaunee, Jackson, Fond du Lac, Trempealeau, Forest, Calumet, Sheboygan, Langlade, Winnebago, Barron, Eau Claire, Outagamie, Chippewa, Crawford and Florence counties are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 7,310.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,222.9).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 6,768.9 (up from 6,698.3). 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 1,065 6,102 73 7 1 5,196.4 34.2 0.7%
Ashland 680 5,326 27 9 0 4,286.7 56.7 1.3%
Barron 3,650 15,395 71 41 0 7,955.5 89.4 1.1%
Bayfield 685 5,259 18 14 0 4,505.4 92.1 2.0%
Brown 22,727 106,320 785 140 8 8,730.1 53.8 0.6%
Buffalo 819 3,978 14 4 0 6,062.6 29.6 0.5%
Burnett 780 4,812 77 13 0 5,049.5 84.2 1.7%
Calumet 4,070 16,195 222 26 1 7,906.6 50.5 0.6%
Chippewa 4,794 23,095 52 52 2 7,465.0 81.0 1.1%
Clark 2,173 8,472 189 41 3 6,254.9 118.0 1.9%
Columbia 3,498 22,671 199 12 1 6,123.1 21.0 0.3%
Crawford 1,314 6,204 29 8 0 7,937.2 48.3 0.6%
Dane 27,600 276,005 770 81 3 5,222.4 15.3 0.3%
Dodge 8,408 33,333 414 74 4 9,425.5 83.0 0.9%
Door 1,601 11,239 120 11 0 5,707.5 39.2 0.7%
Douglas 2,112 13,748 105 5 0 4,813.8 11.4 0.2%
Dunn 2,829 14,560 116 13 0 6,318.0 29.0 0.5%
Eau Claire 7,854 38,250 146 58 7 7,633.2 56.4 0.7%
Florence 327 1,331 17 12 0 7,396.5 271.4 3.7%
Fond du Lac 8,493 35,247 454 50 6 8,215.9 48.4 0.6%
Forest 731 3,327 44 17 2 7,961.2 185.1 2.3%
Grant 3,499 19,358 253 64 2 6,680.8 122.2 1.8%
Green 1,698 12,493 28 5 1 4,606.1 13.6 0.3%
Green Lake 1,185 6,131 248 6 2 6,208.1 31.4 0.5%
Iowa 1,306 8,878 45 5 1 5,487.6 21.0 0.4%
Iron 360 2,083 66 10 4 6,160.2 171.1 2.8%
Jackson 1,738 8,835 20 4 0 8,418.9 19.4 0.2%
Jefferson 5,403 29,214 385 39 1 6,380.9 46.1 0.7%
Juneau 1,930 12,464 9 7 0 7,172.6 26.0 0.4%
Kenosha 9,536 58,622 1,060 150 4 5,668.4 89.2 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,706 5,896 48 17 0 8,263.9 82.3 1.0%
La Crosse 8,126 40,839 282 36 0 6,867.1 30.4 0.4%
Lafayette 1,094 5,226 37 4 0 6,479.9 23.7 0.4%
Langlade 1,545 5,622 90 29 7 7,812.1 146.6 1.9%
Lincoln 1,975 8,391 97 29 10 6,944.0 102.0 1.5%
Manitowoc 4,942 23,365 675 37 4 6,157.9 46.1 0.7%
Marathon 9,811 39,846 808 124 16 7,281.4 92.0 1.3%
Marinette 2,985 14,236 248 28 0 7,291.5 68.4 0.9%
Marquette 1,028 4,849 129 15 0 6,684.9 97.5 1.5%
Menominee 563 3,569 2 8 0 12,848.0 182.6 1.4%
Milwaukee 69,043 375,632 4,933 746 12 7,310.2 79.0 1.1%
Monroe 2,649 14,990 30 14 0 5,758.9 30.4 0.5%
Oconto 3,161 13,497 213 28 3 8,326.7 73.8 0.9%
Oneida 2,327 13,159 59 34 1 6,479.5 94.7 1.5%
Outagamie 13,775 64,594 853 130 0 7,494.6 70.7 0.9%
Ozaukee 4,813 30,865 589 36 4 5,447.0 40.7 0.7%
Pepin 481 2,381 5 2 0 6,545.1 27.2 0.4%
Pierce 2,177 12,889 371 18 4 5,228.8 43.2 0.8%
Polk 2,216 14,818 18 9 0 5,047.8 20.5 0.4%
Portage 4,712 21,205 218 37 2 6,663.0 52.3 0.8%
Price 732 4,357 39 4 0 5,301.3 29.0 0.5%
Racine 14,187 88,373 1,393 169 6 7,267.8 86.6 1.2%
Richland 885 7,734 18 14 0 4,996.6 79.0 1.6%
Rock 9,493 58,339 443 87 3 5,923.3 54.3 0.9%
Rusk 888 3,859 26 7 0 6,109.8 48.2 0.8%
Sauk 3,613 29,678 121 18 0 5,763.6 28.7 0.5%
Sawyer 916 6,530 11 7 0 5,528.4 42.2 0.8%
Shawano 3,707 13,795 176 48 4 8,984.5 116.3 1.3%
Sheboygan 9,182 36,315 318 61 2 8,018.2 53.3 0.7%
St. Croix 4,388 27,445 248 21 0 4,976.8 23.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,205 4,600 126 10 3 5,855.2 48.6 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,412 9,702 40 17 0 8,223.1 58.0 0.7%
Vernon 1,160 10,529 7 12 0 3,830.0 39.6 1.0%
Vilas 1,266 6,862 35 13 0 5,846.0 60.0 1.0%
Walworth 6,081 33,603 1,027 53 2 5,926.0 51.6 0.9%
Washburn 718 4,861 44 5 0 4,529.1 31.5 0.7%
Washington 8,905 40,975 1,035 72 5 6,621.5 53.5 0.8%
Waukesha 26,673 131,006 2,117 203 11 6,691.0 50.9 0.8%
Waupaca 3,701 16,008 503 86 30 7,154.3 166.2 2.3%
Waushara 1,755 9,122 78 10 0 7,222.8 41.2 0.6%
Winnebago 13,196 64,265 1,239 116 4 7,792.4 68.5 0.9%
Wood 4,256 23,636 247 28 5 5,749.3 37.8 0.7%

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