Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Maintain Downward Trend

2,891 new cases reported Sunday.

By - Dec 6th, 2020 07:38 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Department of Health Services reported 2,891 new cases on Sunday from 10,664 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 27,476, 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 80,408, 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 34.17%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 34.03%. 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 1,502 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 91 from the day before and 322 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,787.

DHS reported 90 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 18,216 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,217 in the past week.

DHS reported 17 new deaths. A total of 3,719 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 775 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at an average of 48.77, below the peak of 50.27 set December 5th. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 28.03.

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 (no change). Dodge County has recorded 10,108.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 10,002.8). 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, 7,683.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,629.1).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,129.8 (up from 7,081.5). 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 1,129 6,238 79 9 2 5,508.7 43.9 0.8%
Ashland 797 5,535 29 10 0 5,024.3 63.0 1.3%
Barron 3,844 15,737 76 47 0 8,378.4 102.4 1.2%
Bayfield 746 5,404 20 16 0 4,906.6 105.2 2.1%
Brown 23,504 107,644 953 148 10 9,028.6 56.9 0.6%
Buffalo 864 4,065 15 5 0 6,395.7 37.0 0.6%
Burnett 844 4,933 82 15 0 5,463.8 97.1 1.8%
Calumet 4,221 16,495 247 28 1 8,199.9 54.4 0.7%
Chippewa 5,185 23,476 80 55 2 8,073.8 85.6 1.1%
Clark 2,325 8,634 215 44 3 6,692.4 126.7 1.9%
Columbia 3,646 22,967 231 13 1 6,382.2 22.8 0.4%
Crawford 1,391 6,355 34 9 0 8,402.3 54.4 0.6%
Dane 29,053 279,749 948 104 3 5,497.3 19.7 0.4%
Dodge 9,017 34,086 467 83 5 10,108.2 93.0 0.9%
Door 1,675 11,367 127 11 1 5,971.3 39.2 0.7%
Douglas 2,324 14,236 206 7 5 5,297.0 16.0 0.3%
Dunn 2,979 14,847 163 15 0 6,653.0 33.5 0.5%
Eau Claire 8,149 39,004 169 62 8 7,919.9 60.3 0.8%
Florence 352 1,367 26 12 0 7,962.0 271.4 3.4%
Fond du Lac 9,105 36,068 533 53 7 8,807.9 51.3 0.6%
Forest 756 3,394 48 19 2 8,233.5 206.9 2.5%
Grant 3,643 19,644 324 65 2 6,955.7 124.1 1.8%
Green 1,861 12,791 39 5 1 5,048.3 13.6 0.3%
Green Lake 1,228 6,271 285 7 2 6,433.4 36.7 0.6%
Iowa 1,365 9,024 49 5 1 5,735.5 21.0 0.4%
Iron 371 2,104 72 10 5 6,348.4 171.1 2.7%
Jackson 1,953 9,024 27 5 0 9,460.4 24.2 0.3%
Jefferson 5,671 29,701 481 41 2 6,697.4 48.4 0.7%
Juneau 2,051 12,745 14 7 0 7,622.3 26.0 0.3%
Kenosha 10,065 59,799 1,167 159 6 5,982.8 94.5 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,740 5,980 86 21 0 8,428.6 101.7 1.2%
La Crosse 8,677 41,807 340 40 0 7,332.7 33.8 0.5%
Lafayette 1,113 5,306 81 3 1 6,592.4 17.8 0.3%
Langlade 1,590 5,755 101 28 9 8,039.6 141.6 1.8%
Lincoln 2,065 8,554 119 35 14 7,260.4 123.1 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,210 23,850 725 38 4 6,491.9 47.3 0.7%
Marathon 10,283 40,767 919 133 20 7,631.7 98.7 1.3%
Marinette 3,116 14,494 276 35 0 7,611.5 85.5 1.1%
Marquette 1,071 4,946 136 15 0 6,964.5 97.5 1.4%
Menominee 591 3,584 3 8 0 13,487.0 182.6 1.4%
Milwaukee 72,568 382,795 5,363 775 14 7,683.4 82.1 1.1%
Monroe 2,846 15,358 34 15 0 6,187.2 32.6 0.5%
Oconto 3,292 13,705 234 32 4 8,671.8 84.3 1.0%
Oneida 2,479 13,339 63 39 2 6,902.8 108.6 1.6%
Outagamie 14,315 66,029 988 136 0 7,788.4 74.0 1.0%
Ozaukee 5,121 31,393 641 39 5 5,795.6 44.1 0.8%
Pepin 515 2,445 9 2 0 7,007.8 27.2 0.4%
Pierce 2,388 13,274 441 19 4 5,735.6 45.6 0.8%
Polk 2,416 15,254 25 18 0 5,503.4 41.0 0.7%
Portage 4,910 21,693 266 42 2 6,943.0 59.4 0.9%
Price 791 4,476 53 4 0 5,728.6 29.0 0.5%
Racine 14,830 89,618 1,570 197 6 7,597.2 100.9 1.3%
Richland 920 7,779 33 13 0 5,194.2 73.4 1.4%
Rock 10,053 59,575 537 98 3 6,272.7 61.1 1.0%
Rusk 958 3,962 27 9 0 6,591.4 61.9 0.9%
Sauk 3,795 30,090 144 19 0 6,054.0 30.3 0.5%
Sawyer 970 6,698 10 8 0 5,854.3 48.3 0.8%
Shawano 3,741 14,042 282 49 6 9,066.9 118.8 1.3%
Sheboygan 9,608 37,013 352 66 2 8,390.2 57.6 0.7%
St. Croix 4,615 28,011 354 22 0 5,234.3 25.0 0.5%
Taylor 1,313 4,664 141 11 4 6,380.0 53.4 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,587 9,936 66 21 1 8,819.7 71.6 0.8%
Vernon 1,241 10,692 32 15 0 4,097.5 49.5 1.2%
Vilas 1,347 6,987 39 13 0 6,220.0 60.0 1.0%
Walworth 6,423 34,202 1,235 57 2 6,259.3 55.5 0.9%
Washburn 789 4,999 46 5 1 4,977.0 31.5 0.6%
Washington 9,599 41,868 1,175 77 6 7,137.5 57.3 0.8%
Waukesha 28,223 133,753 2,323 232 12 7,079.8 58.2 0.8%
Waupaca 3,799 16,271 533 91 31 7,343.8 175.9 2.4%
Waushara 1,787 9,224 108 11 0 7,354.5 45.3 0.6%
Winnebago 13,688 65,571 1,505 127 4 8,083.0 75.0 0.9%
Wood 4,680 24,259 269 32 7 6,322.1 43.2 0.7%

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