4,114 New COVID-19 Cases
State reports 214 new hospitalizations, 68 deaths.
Wisconsin’s COVID-19 outbreak has reached a level of consistency in the past week. The state continues to report a number of cases, new hospitalizations and deaths that would have been unfathomable as recently as early October, but that no longer depict a rapidly worsening situation.
Things are worse than they were at any point over the spring, summer or early fall, but daily data doesn’t show signs that things are getting worse. But testing is also in decline alongside cases.
Impacts from any gatherings over the Thanksgiving holiday week should start to become visible in the data in the coming week.
The Department of Health Services reported 4,114 new cases on Tuesday from 9,591 processed tests.
The seven-day case total stands at 27,133, 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 78,673, 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.
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 1,556 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 10 from a day ago and 271 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,860.
DHS reported 214 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 18,500 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,128 in the past week.
The 30-day average daily death total now stands at an average of 49.8, below the peak of 50.27 set December 5th. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 29.07.
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 13,669.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,487). Dodge County has recorded 10,278.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 10,174.3). 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, 7,808.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,730.2).
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,238.2 (up from 7,167.1). 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.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
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 ††|
|Fond du Lac||9,250||36,228||562||56||7||8,948.2||54.2||0.6%|
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