Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,155 COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday

Active hospitalizations tick upward, but still below level reported last week.

By - Dec 7th, 2020 08:42 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Department of Health Services reported 2,155 new cases on Monday from 7,906 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 27,097, 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 79,574, 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 34.05%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 34.37%. 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 1,566 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 64 over the day before and a decrease of 279 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,806.

DHS reported 70 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, 1,191 in the past week.

DHS reported 19 new deaths. A total of 3,738 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 47.9, below the peak of 50.27 set December 5th. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 29.23.

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 10,174.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 10,108.2). 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, 7,730.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,683.4).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,167.1 (up from 7,129.8). 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 1,133 6,273 81 9 2 5,528.2 43.9 0.8%
Ashland 800 5,555 29 10 0 5,043.2 63.0 1.3%
Barron 3,854 15,768 75 47 0 8,400.2 102.4 1.2%
Bayfield 753 5,425 20 16 0 4,952.6 105.2 2.1%
Brown 23,510 107,863 951 149 10 9,030.9 57.2 0.6%
Buffalo 866 4,085 15 5 0 6,410.5 37.0 0.6%
Burnett 848 4,947 82 15 0 5,489.7 97.1 1.8%
Calumet 4,233 16,544 250 28 1 8,223.2 54.4 0.7%
Chippewa 5,218 23,536 80 55 2 8,125.2 85.6 1.1%
Clark 2,344 8,655 214 44 3 6,747.1 126.7 1.9%
Columbia 3,659 23,010 231 13 1 6,404.9 22.8 0.4%
Crawford 1,395 6,362 34 9 0 8,426.5 54.4 0.6%
Dane 29,303 280,474 946 104 3 5,544.6 19.7 0.4%
Dodge 9,076 34,163 468 83 5 10,174.3 93.0 0.9%
Door 1,676 11,376 129 11 1 5,974.8 39.2 0.7%
Douglas 2,373 14,279 214 7 5 5,408.7 16.0 0.3%
Dunn 2,988 14,891 166 15 0 6,673.1 33.5 0.5%
Eau Claire 8,178 39,102 173 63 8 7,948.1 61.2 0.8%
Florence 358 1,371 26 12 0 8,097.7 271.4 3.4%
Fond du Lac 9,121 36,184 530 53 7 8,823.4 51.3 0.6%
Forest 762 3,403 48 19 2 8,298.8 206.9 2.5%
Grant 3,662 19,678 327 65 2 6,992.0 124.1 1.8%
Green 1,864 12,824 41 6 1 5,056.4 16.3 0.3%
Green Lake 1,232 6,293 285 7 2 6,454.3 36.7 0.6%
Iowa 1,380 9,062 49 5 1 5,798.6 21.0 0.4%
Iron 376 2,105 76 10 5 6,433.9 171.1 2.7%
Jackson 1,959 9,033 27 5 0 9,489.4 24.2 0.3%
Jefferson 5,725 29,902 479 42 2 6,761.1 49.6 0.7%
Juneau 2,051 12,780 14 7 0 7,622.3 26.0 0.3%
Kenosha 10,096 60,029 1,168 159 6 6,001.3 94.5 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,742 6,001 85 22 0 8,438.3 106.6 1.3%
La Crosse 8,706 41,889 342 40 0 7,357.2 33.8 0.5%
Lafayette 1,117 5,323 82 4 1 6,616.1 23.7 0.4%
Langlade 1,596 5,770 101 28 9 8,070.0 141.6 1.8%
Lincoln 2,074 8,569 119 35 14 7,292.0 123.1 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,244 23,926 727 38 4 6,534.3 47.3 0.7%
Marathon 10,361 40,869 923 138 20 7,689.6 102.4 1.3%
Marinette 3,145 14,568 274 36 0 7,682.3 87.9 1.1%
Marquette 1,075 4,952 136 15 0 6,990.5 97.5 1.4%
Menominee 591 3,577 3 8 0 13,487.0 182.6 1.4%
Milwaukee 73,010 383,610 5,370 775 14 7,730.2 82.1 1.1%
Monroe 2,864 15,377 34 15 0 6,226.4 32.6 0.5%
Oconto 3,306 13,765 236 32 4 8,708.7 84.3 1.0%
Oneida 2,485 13,357 63 39 2 6,919.5 108.6 1.6%
Outagamie 14,388 66,238 1,011 136 0 7,828.1 74.0 0.9%
Ozaukee 5,125 31,461 641 39 5 5,800.1 44.1 0.8%
Pepin 518 2,450 10 2 0 7,048.6 27.2 0.4%
Pierce 2,412 13,313 452 19 4 5,793.2 45.6 0.8%
Polk 2,441 15,292 25 18 0 5,560.4 41.0 0.7%
Portage 4,929 21,746 275 43 2 6,969.8 60.8 0.9%
Price 802 4,482 53 4 0 5,808.2 29.0 0.5%
Racine 14,859 89,786 1,571 197 6 7,612.1 100.9 1.3%
Richland 924 7,787 33 13 0 5,216.8 73.4 1.4%
Rock 10,119 59,732 540 98 3 6,313.9 61.1 1.0%
Rusk 958 3,969 27 9 0 6,591.4 61.9 0.9%
Sauk 3,815 30,176 145 19 0 6,085.9 30.3 0.5%
Sawyer 977 6,711 10 8 0 5,896.6 48.3 0.8%
Shawano 3,743 14,072 288 49 6 9,071.7 118.8 1.3%
Sheboygan 9,646 37,144 352 66 2 8,423.4 57.6 0.7%
St. Croix 4,646 28,095 394 22 0 5,269.4 25.0 0.5%
Taylor 1,328 4,684 141 11 4 6,452.9 53.4 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,602 9,954 67 21 1 8,870.9 71.6 0.8%
Vernon 1,248 10,727 32 15 0 4,120.6 49.5 1.2%
Vilas 1,359 6,999 42 15 2 6,275.4 69.3 1.1%
Walworth 6,482 34,321 1,260 57 2 6,316.8 55.5 0.9%
Washburn 802 5,002 46 5 1 5,059.0 31.5 0.6%
Washington 9,612 42,026 1,175 77 6 7,147.2 57.3 0.8%
Waukesha 28,454 134,219 2,322 235 12 7,137.7 59.0 0.8%
Waupaca 3,806 16,288 534 91 31 7,357.3 175.9 2.4%
Waushara 1,786 9,246 110 12 0 7,350.4 49.4 0.7%
Winnebago 13,744 65,721 1,511 127 4 8,116.0 75.0 0.9%
Wood 4,698 24,307 267 32 7 6,346.4 43.2 0.7%

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