Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

4,618 New COVID-19 Cases

New hospitalizations falling while daily death average keeps rising.

By - Dec 3rd, 2020 08:02 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Department of Health Services reported 4,618 new cases on Thursday from 11,972 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 25,171, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. September, when Wisconsin’s surge started, accounted for 46,671 cases in its entirety. The seven-day testing total stands at 61,236, below November 18th’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 35.99%, below the record of 36.33% set on November 13th. The 14-day average is 33.71%. 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 172 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 17,741 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,083 in the past week.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 1,754 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 26 from the day before and 85 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,714.

DHS reported 60 new deaths. A total of 3,562 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 767 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at a record average of 48.67 Thirty days ago the rolling average was 24.17.

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 13,190.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,007.8). Dodge County has recorded 9,665.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 9,480.4). 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, 7,467.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,388.8).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 6,914.1 (up from 6,834.2). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 1,094.1 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 1,091 6,146 72 9 1 5,323.2 43.9 0.8%
Ashland 738 5,369 29 9 0 4,652.3 56.7 1.2%
Barron 3,721 15,508 73 41 0 8,110.3 89.4 1.1%
Bayfield 707 5,306 18 16 0 4,650.1 105.2 2.3%
Brown 23,086 106,812 900 144 10 8,868.0 55.3 0.6%
Buffalo 839 4,013 15 5 0 6,210.7 37.0 0.6%
Burnett 796 4,831 82 13 0 5,153.1 84.2 1.6%
Calumet 4,117 16,287 239 26 1 7,997.9 50.5 0.6%
Chippewa 4,990 23,207 75 53 2 7,770.2 82.5 1.1%
Clark 2,235 8,518 194 42 3 6,433.3 120.9 1.9%
Columbia 3,555 22,763 224 12 1 6,222.9 21.0 0.3%
Crawford 1,347 6,282 31 8 0 8,136.5 48.3 0.6%
Dane 28,226 277,243 842 102 3 5,340.8 19.3 0.4%
Dodge 8,622 33,569 438 75 4 9,665.4 84.1 0.9%
Door 1,633 11,318 124 11 0 5,821.5 39.2 0.7%
Douglas 2,186 13,893 137 6 0 4,982.4 13.7 0.3%
Dunn 2,886 14,690 135 14 0 6,445.3 31.3 0.5%
Eau Claire 7,956 38,522 155 59 8 7,732.3 57.3 0.7%
Florence 334 1,336 23 12 0 7,554.9 271.4 3.6%
Fond du Lac 8,702 35,497 483 50 7 8,418.1 48.4 0.6%
Forest 738 3,362 46 18 2 8,037.5 196.0 2.4%
Grant 3,564 19,497 304 64 2 6,804.9 122.2 1.8%
Green 1,766 12,622 31 5 1 4,790.6 13.6 0.3%
Green Lake 1,204 6,178 284 6 2 6,307.6 31.4 0.5%
Iowa 1,332 8,949 47 5 1 5,596.9 21.0 0.4%
Iron 364 2,084 69 10 4 6,228.6 171.1 2.7%
Jackson 1,771 8,886 27 5 0 8,578.8 24.2 0.3%
Jefferson 5,485 29,343 432 40 2 6,477.7 47.2 0.7%
Juneau 1,971 12,546 10 7 0 7,325.0 26.0 0.4%
Kenosha 9,818 59,088 1,121 153 6 5,836.0 90.9 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,705 5,935 88 21 0 8,259.1 101.7 1.2%
La Crosse 8,400 41,172 325 38 0 7,098.6 32.1 0.5%
Lafayette 1,085 5,261 72 3 1 6,426.6 17.8 0.3%
Langlade 1,562 5,669 100 28 8 7,898.1 141.6 1.8%
Lincoln 1,996 8,420 116 32 13 7,017.8 112.5 1.6%
Manitowoc 5,022 23,439 697 37 4 6,257.6 46.1 0.7%
Marathon 10,019 40,169 857 131 18 7,435.7 97.2 1.3%
Marinette 3,027 14,298 254 29 0 7,394.1 70.8 1.0%
Marquette 1,040 4,884 132 15 0 6,762.9 97.5 1.4%
Menominee 578 3,570 2 8 0 13,190.3 182.6 1.4%
Milwaukee 70,528 378,029 5,137 767 13 7,467.4 81.2 1.1%
Monroe 2,713 15,105 32 14 0 5,898.1 30.4 0.5%
Oconto 3,200 13,572 223 30 3 8,429.5 79.0 0.9%
Oneida 2,370 13,193 60 35 1 6,599.3 97.5 1.5%
Outagamie 13,990 65,084 927 133 0 7,611.5 72.4 1.0%
Ozaukee 4,939 31,055 621 37 4 5,589.6 41.9 0.7%
Pepin 511 2,419 5 2 0 6,953.3 27.2 0.4%
Pierce 2,270 13,066 414 19 4 5,452.1 45.6 0.8%
Polk 2,286 14,928 20 16 0 5,207.3 36.4 0.7%
Portage 4,809 21,397 238 38 2 6,800.2 53.7 0.8%
Price 768 4,406 53 5 0 5,562.0 36.2 0.7%
Racine 14,429 88,845 1,477 179 6 7,391.8 91.7 1.2%
Richland 897 7,735 20 13 0 5,064.4 73.4 1.4%
Rock 9,660 58,681 481 90 3 6,027.5 56.2 0.9%
Rusk 917 3,904 26 7 0 6,309.3 48.2 0.8%
Sauk 3,689 29,829 128 19 0 5,884.9 30.3 0.5%
Sawyer 930 6,580 12 7 0 5,612.9 42.2 0.8%
Shawano 3,741 13,881 186 50 4 9,066.9 121.2 1.3%
Sheboygan 9,363 36,528 322 62 2 8,176.2 54.1 0.7%
St. Croix 4,480 27,595 310 21 0 5,081.2 23.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,242 4,622 130 10 4 6,035.0 48.6 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,498 9,762 50 22 0 8,516.3 75.0 0.9%
Vernon 1,191 10,614 16 12 0 3,932.4 39.6 1.0%
Vilas 1,303 6,899 36 13 0 6,016.8 60.0 1.0%
Walworth 6,195 33,835 1,051 55 2 6,037.1 53.6 0.9%
Washburn 739 4,890 49 5 1 4,661.6 31.5 0.7%
Washington 9,225 41,302 1,104 74 5 6,859.5 55.0 0.8%
Waukesha 27,282 131,895 2,178 214 12 6,843.7 53.7 0.8%
Waupaca 3,747 16,059 519 89 31 7,243.2 172.0 2.4%
Waushara 1,771 9,164 82 10 0 7,288.7 41.2 0.6%
Winnebago 13,394 64,734 1,356 121 4 7,909.3 71.5 0.9%
Wood 4,417 23,880 260 31 6 5,966.8 41.9 0.7%

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