Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Wisconsin Averaging Over 50 COVID-19 Deaths Per Day

30-day rolling average hits 50.27

By - Dec 5th, 2020 09:37 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Department of Health Services reported 4,731 new cases on Saturday from 13,360 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 28,416, 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 79,255, 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 35.85%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 33.55%. 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.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 1,593 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 67 from the day before and 221 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,774.

DHS reported 183 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 18,126 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,244 in the past week.

DHS reported 77 new deaths. A total of 3,702 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 774 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at a record average of 50.27. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 26.50.

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 13,487 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,418.5). Dodge County has recorded 10,002.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 9,821.2). 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, 7,629.1 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,552.6).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,081.5 (up from 6,997.9). 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.

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 1,122 6,203 78 9 1 5,474.5 43.9 0.8%
Ashland 773 5,490 29 10 0 4,873.0 63.0 1.3%
Barron 3,802 15,697 73 40 0 8,286.8 87.2 1.1%
Bayfield 736 5,376 17 16 0 4,840.8 105.2 2.2%
Brown 23,421 107,467 954 148 10 8,996.7 56.9 0.6%
Buffalo 860 4,047 15 5 0 6,366.1 37.0 0.6%
Burnett 833 4,908 82 15 0 5,392.6 97.1 1.8%
Calumet 4,176 16,407 243 28 1 8,112.5 54.4 0.7%
Chippewa 5,140 23,414 75 55 2 8,003.7 85.6 1.1%
Clark 2,315 8,601 213 44 3 6,663.6 126.7 1.9%
Columbia 3,620 22,893 232 13 1 6,336.6 22.8 0.4%
Crawford 1,378 6,324 33 9 0 8,323.8 54.4 0.7%
Dane 28,947 278,814 921 104 3 5,477.2 19.7 0.4%
Dodge 8,923 33,970 460 83 5 10,002.8 93.0 0.9%
Door 1,667 11,363 127 11 1 5,942.7 39.2 0.7%
Douglas 2,283 14,137 188 7 5 5,203.5 16.0 0.3%
Dunn 2,960 14,807 157 14 0 6,610.5 31.3 0.5%
Eau Claire 8,099 38,881 172 61 8 7,871.3 59.3 0.8%
Florence 349 1,356 26 12 0 7,894.1 271.4 3.4%
Fond du Lac 8,999 35,923 523 53 7 8,705.4 51.3 0.6%
Forest 756 3,386 48 19 2 8,233.5 206.9 2.5%
Grant 3,615 19,567 316 65 2 6,902.3 124.1 1.8%
Green 1,848 12,743 41 5 1 5,013.0 13.6 0.3%
Green Lake 1,223 6,243 283 7 2 6,407.2 36.7 0.6%
Iowa 1,353 8,992 47 5 1 5,685.1 21.0 0.4%
Iron 371 2,095 72 10 5 6,348.4 171.1 2.7%
Jackson 1,937 9,004 27 5 0 9,382.9 24.2 0.3%
Jefferson 5,642 29,612 481 41 2 6,663.1 48.4 0.7%
Juneau 2,020 12,651 14 7 0 7,507.1 26.0 0.3%
Kenosha 10,010 59,517 1,153 159 6 5,950.2 94.5 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,735 5,971 86 21 0 8,404.4 101.7 1.2%
La Crosse 8,641 41,604 335 39 0 7,302.3 33.0 0.5%
Lafayette 1,105 5,288 79 3 1 6,545.0 17.8 0.3%
Langlade 1,585 5,722 101 28 9 8,014.4 141.6 1.8%
Lincoln 2,054 8,527 118 35 14 7,221.7 123.1 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,182 23,784 714 37 4 6,457.0 46.1 0.7%
Marathon 10,204 40,590 890 133 20 7,573.0 98.7 1.3%
Marinette 3,112 14,476 268 35 0 7,601.7 85.5 1.1%
Marquette 1,059 4,925 133 15 0 6,886.5 97.5 1.4%
Menominee 591 3,580 3 8 0 13,487.0 182.6 1.4%
Milwaukee 72,055 381,289 5,335 774 14 7,629.1 81.9 1.1%
Monroe 2,798 15,214 34 15 0 6,082.9 32.6 0.5%
Oconto 3,283 13,689 232 32 4 8,648.1 84.3 1.0%
Oneida 2,455 13,279 64 39 2 6,836.0 108.6 1.6%
Outagamie 14,236 65,834 972 136 0 7,745.4 74.0 1.0%
Ozaukee 5,099 31,314 641 39 5 5,770.7 44.1 0.8%
Pepin 513 2,444 9 2 0 6,980.5 27.2 0.4%
Pierce 2,353 13,210 439 19 4 5,651.5 45.6 0.8%
Polk 2,359 15,191 25 18 0 5,373.6 41.0 0.8%
Portage 4,874 21,619 264 42 2 6,892.1 59.4 0.9%
Price 788 4,451 53 4 0 5,706.8 29.0 0.5%
Racine 14,767 89,372 1,562 197 6 7,564.9 100.9 1.3%
Richland 916 7,788 33 13 0 5,171.6 73.4 1.4%
Rock 9,884 59,357 537 98 3 6,167.3 61.1 1.0%
Rusk 953 3,944 27 9 0 6,557.0 61.9 0.9%
Sauk 3,773 30,032 144 19 0 6,018.9 30.3 0.5%
Sawyer 958 6,670 10 8 0 5,781.9 48.3 0.8%
Shawano 3,732 14,001 277 49 6 9,045.1 118.8 1.3%
Sheboygan 9,545 36,906 352 66 2 8,335.2 57.6 0.7%
St. Croix 4,552 27,888 341 22 0 5,162.8 25.0 0.5%
Taylor 1,299 4,654 141 11 4 6,312.0 53.4 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,571 9,872 65 21 1 8,765.2 71.6 0.8%
Vernon 1,221 10,660 32 12 0 4,031.4 39.6 1.0%
Vilas 1,347 6,959 39 13 0 6,220.0 60.0 1.0%
Walworth 6,364 34,072 1,203 57 2 6,201.8 55.5 0.9%
Washburn 770 4,964 44 5 1 4,857.1 31.5 0.6%
Washington 9,534 41,708 1,175 77 6 7,089.2 57.3 0.8%
Waukesha 28,128 133,255 2,286 231 12 7,056.0 57.9 0.8%
Waupaca 3,789 16,253 532 91 31 7,324.4 175.9 2.4%
Waushara 1,794 9,208 93 11 0 7,383.3 45.3 0.6%
Winnebago 13,615 65,342 1,478 126 4 8,039.8 74.4 0.9%
Wood 4,615 24,155 266 32 7 6,234.3 43.2 0.7%

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