Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Active Hospitalizations Lower Than They Were A Month Ago

4,847 new cases.

By - Dec 4th, 2020 03:57 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

For the first time in months, the number of people actively hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin is lower than it was 30 days.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 1,660 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 94 from the day before and 183 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,747.

The Department of Health Services reported 4,847 new cases on Friday from 15,197 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 28,718, 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 75,338, 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 38.12%, a record high. The 14-day average is 33.54%. 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 202 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 17,943 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,228 in the past week.

DHS reported 63 new deaths. A total of 3,625 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 770 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at a record average of 48.97. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 25.83.

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 13,418.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,190.3). Dodge County has recorded 9,821.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 9,665.4). 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, 7,552.6 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,467.4).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 6,997.9 (up from 6,914.1). 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 1,109 6,172 76 9 1 5,411.1 43.9 0.8%
Ashland 764 5,403 29 10 0 4,816.2 63.0 1.3%
Barron 3,754 15,580 73 42 0 8,182.2 91.5 1.1%
Bayfield 726 5,319 17 16 0 4,775.1 105.2 2.2%
Brown 23,267 107,152 913 146 10 8,937.5 56.1 0.6%
Buffalo 845 4,027 15 5 0 6,255.1 37.0 0.6%
Burnett 805 4,870 82 15 0 5,211.4 97.1 1.9%
Calumet 4,156 16,346 242 27 1 8,073.7 52.5 0.6%
Chippewa 5,051 23,328 77 53 2 7,865.2 82.5 1.0%
Clark 2,288 8,572 201 44 3 6,585.9 126.7 1.9%
Columbia 3,583 22,842 225 12 1 6,271.9 21.0 0.3%
Crawford 1,372 6,303 32 9 0 8,287.5 54.4 0.7%
Dane 28,610 278,095 883 102 3 5,413.5 19.3 0.4%
Dodge 8,761 33,845 444 78 4 9,821.2 87.4 0.9%
Door 1,645 11,364 122 11 0 5,864.3 39.2 0.7%
Douglas 2,211 13,971 175 6 0 5,039.4 13.7 0.3%
Dunn 2,931 14,750 150 14 0 6,545.8 31.3 0.5%
Eau Claire 8,039 38,754 156 59 8 7,813.0 57.3 0.7%
Florence 339 1,348 25 12 0 7,667.9 271.4 3.5%
Fond du Lac 8,910 35,628 499 51 7 8,619.3 49.3 0.6%
Forest 745 3,375 47 19 2 8,113.7 206.9 2.6%
Grant 3,591 19,539 311 64 2 6,856.5 122.2 1.8%
Green 1,806 12,696 33 5 1 4,899.1 13.6 0.3%
Green Lake 1,218 6,214 284 6 2 6,381.0 31.4 0.5%
Iowa 1,343 8,972 47 5 1 5,643.1 21.0 0.4%
Iron 366 2,090 72 10 5 6,262.8 171.1 2.7%
Jackson 1,796 8,912 27 5 0 8,699.9 24.2 0.3%
Jefferson 5,589 29,505 443 40 2 6,600.5 47.2 0.7%
Juneau 2,009 12,580 14 7 0 7,466.2 26.0 0.3%
Kenosha 9,898 59,318 1,138 156 6 5,883.6 92.7 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,721 5,953 86 21 0 8,336.6 101.7 1.2%
La Crosse 8,556 41,411 328 39 0 7,230.4 33.0 0.5%
Lafayette 1,101 5,282 77 3 1 6,521.4 17.8 0.3%
Langlade 1,581 5,695 100 28 8 7,994.1 141.6 1.8%
Lincoln 2,013 8,448 118 34 13 7,077.6 119.5 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,086 23,668 701 37 4 6,337.4 46.1 0.7%
Marathon 10,109 40,468 884 130 19 7,502.5 96.5 1.3%
Marinette 3,056 14,393 262 30 0 7,464.9 73.3 1.0%
Marquette 1,047 4,904 132 15 0 6,808.4 97.5 1.4%
Menominee 588 3,575 3 8 0 13,418.5 182.6 1.4%
Milwaukee 71,333 379,964 5,237 770 14 7,552.6 81.5 1.1%
Monroe 2,764 15,178 34 15 0 6,009.0 32.6 0.5%
Oconto 3,236 13,633 232 30 3 8,524.3 79.0 0.9%
Oneida 2,419 13,274 64 37 2 6,735.7 103.0 1.5%
Outagamie 14,100 65,468 955 134 0 7,671.4 72.9 1.0%
Ozaukee 5,015 31,226 624 39 5 5,675.6 44.1 0.8%
Pepin 509 2,433 9 2 0 6,926.1 27.2 0.4%
Pierce 2,306 13,122 422 19 4 5,538.6 45.6 0.8%
Polk 2,315 15,033 25 17 0 5,273.3 38.7 0.7%
Portage 4,823 21,512 252 38 2 6,819.9 53.7 0.8%
Price 783 4,418 52 5 0 5,670.6 36.2 0.6%
Racine 14,556 89,196 1,518 188 6 7,456.9 96.3 1.3%
Richland 909 7,771 33 13 0 5,132.1 73.4 1.4%
Rock 9,809 59,018 539 97 3 6,120.5 60.5 1.0%
Rusk 926 3,925 28 7 0 6,371.3 48.2 0.8%
Sauk 3,724 29,948 131 19 0 5,940.7 30.3 0.5%
Sawyer 943 6,622 11 8 0 5,691.4 48.3 0.8%
Shawano 3,774 13,958 194 50 4 9,146.9 121.2 1.3%
Sheboygan 9,471 36,778 343 63 2 8,270.5 55.0 0.7%
St. Croix 4,507 27,681 337 22 0 5,111.8 25.0 0.5%
Taylor 1,274 4,639 132 10 4 6,190.5 48.6 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,533 9,816 53 22 0 8,635.6 75.0 0.9%
Vernon 1,223 10,643 16 12 0 4,038.0 39.6 1.0%
Vilas 1,327 6,919 37 13 0 6,127.6 60.0 1.0%
Walworth 6,299 33,989 1,126 56 2 6,138.5 54.6 0.9%
Washburn 753 4,908 45 5 1 4,749.9 31.5 0.7%
Washington 9,335 41,520 1,127 74 6 6,941.2 55.0 0.8%
Waukesha 27,602 132,770 2,210 222 11 6,924.0 55.7 0.8%
Waupaca 3,758 16,136 522 90 31 7,264.5 174.0 2.4%
Waushara 1,781 9,184 86 10 0 7,329.8 41.2 0.6%
Winnebago 13,514 64,940 1,448 123 4 7,980.2 72.6 0.9%
Wood 4,549 24,031 267 32 7 6,145.1 43.2 0.7%

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