Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

3,619 New COVID-19 Cases

Rolling daily death average hits a record 51.93

By - Dec 9th, 2020 04:38 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Department of Health Services reported 3,619 new cases on Wednesday from 11,726 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 26,975, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 80,416, 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 33.54%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 34.59%. 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 1,535 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 21 from a day ago and 245 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 2,003.

DHS reported 215 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 18,715 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,146 in the past week.

DHS reported 81 new deaths. A total of 3,887 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 800 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at an average of 51.93, a new record high. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 29.03.

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 13,692.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,669.6). Dodge County has recorded 10,338 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 10,278.6). 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, 7,887.6 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,808.5).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,300.8 (up from 7,238.2). 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 1,152 6,332 85 8 2 5,620.9 39.0 0.7%
Ashland 813 5,566 30 10 0 5,125.1 63.0 1.2%
Barron 3,905 15,853 74 46 0 8,511.3 100.3 1.2%
Bayfield 771 5,487 21 16 0 5,071.0 105.2 2.1%
Brown 23,884 108,437 1,061 149 10 9,174.5 57.2 0.6%
Buffalo 885 4,118 15 5 0 6,551.2 37.0 0.6%
Burnett 864 4,992 88 15 0 5,593.3 97.1 1.7%
Calumet 4,276 16,624 262 29 1 8,306.8 56.3 0.7%
Chippewa 5,277 23,648 79 57 2 8,217.1 88.8 1.1%
Clark 2,394 8,697 218 44 3 6,891.0 126.7 1.8%
Columbia 3,722 23,051 238 13 1 6,515.2 22.8 0.3%
Crawford 1,423 6,384 38 10 0 8,595.6 60.4 0.7%
Dane 29,616 281,148 955 108 3 5,603.8 20.4 0.4%
Dodge 9,222 34,606 480 87 6 10,338.0 97.5 0.9%
Door 1,727 11,574 128 11 1 6,156.6 39.2 0.6%
Douglas 2,466 14,414 252 7 5 5,620.6 16.0 0.3%
Dunn 3,039 15,003 174 16 0 6,787.0 35.7 0.5%
Eau Claire 8,270 39,342 177 64 8 8,037.5 62.2 0.8%
Florence 367 1,384 24 12 0 8,301.3 271.4 3.3%
Fond du Lac 9,283 36,380 572 56 7 8,980.1 54.2 0.6%
Forest 766 3,434 48 19 2 8,342.4 206.9 2.5%
Grant 3,707 19,748 358 68 3 7,077.9 129.8 1.8%
Green 1,915 12,898 39 7 1 5,194.8 19.0 0.4%
Green Lake 1,240 6,308 287 8 2 6,496.2 41.9 0.6%
Iowa 1,413 9,114 50 5 1 5,937.2 21.0 0.4%
Iron 380 2,108 79 10 6 6,502.4 171.1 2.6%
Jackson 2,000 9,073 29 6 0 9,688.0 29.1 0.3%
Jefferson 5,829 30,043 498 45 3 6,884.0 53.1 0.8%
Juneau 2,076 12,819 14 7 0 7,715.2 26.0 0.3%
Kenosha 10,541 60,567 1,224 167 6 6,265.8 99.3 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,772 6,052 95 22 0 8,583.6 106.6 1.2%
La Crosse 8,908 42,369 349 42 0 7,527.9 35.5 0.5%
Lafayette 1,124 5,350 85 4 1 6,657.6 23.7 0.4%
Langlade 1,612 5,804 102 29 10 8,150.9 146.6 1.8%
Lincoln 2,104 8,616 121 36 14 7,397.5 126.6 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,330 24,117 745 38 4 6,641.4 47.3 0.7%
Marathon 10,582 41,242 935 139 20 7,853.6 103.2 1.3%
Marinette 3,199 14,704 284 36 0 7,814.3 87.9 1.1%
Marquette 1,083 4,979 140 15 2 7,042.5 97.5 1.4%
Menominee 600 3,577 3 8 0 13,692.4 182.6 1.3%
Milwaukee 74,497 386,237 5,570 800 14 7,887.6 84.7 1.1%
Monroe 2,915 15,472 35 18 0 6,337.2 39.1 0.6%
Oconto 3,369 13,856 239 33 4 8,874.7 86.9 1.0%
Oneida 2,508 13,367 67 44 3 6,983.5 122.5 1.8%
Outagamie 14,549 66,690 1,031 138 1 7,915.7 75.1 0.9%
Ozaukee 5,307 31,763 654 43 5 6,006.1 48.7 0.8%
Pepin 526 2,472 12 3 0 7,157.4 40.8 0.6%
Pierce 2,460 13,511 503 19 5 5,908.5 45.6 0.8%
Polk 2,521 15,393 25 19 0 5,742.6 43.3 0.8%
Portage 4,983 21,930 279 43 2 7,046.2 60.8 0.9%
Price 824 4,520 60 4 0 5,967.6 29.0 0.5%
Racine 15,152 89,821 1,580 210 6 7,762.2 107.6 1.4%
Richland 934 7,737 32 13 0 5,273.3 73.4 1.4%
Rock 10,253 60,174 556 99 3 6,397.5 61.8 1.0%
Rusk 981 4,006 33 11 0 6,749.7 75.7 1.1%
Sauk 3,897 30,367 145 19 0 6,216.7 30.3 0.5%
Sawyer 991 6,743 10 8 0 5,981.0 48.3 0.8%
Shawano 3,828 14,151 273 52 6 9,277.8 126.0 1.4%
Sheboygan 9,867 37,473 359 72 2 8,616.3 62.9 0.7%
St. Croix 4,715 28,270 438 22 0 5,347.7 25.0 0.5%
Taylor 1,405 4,722 155 11 4 6,827.0 53.4 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,645 10,032 66 23 1 9,017.5 78.4 0.9%
Vernon 1,282 10,756 32 15 0 4,232.8 49.5 1.2%
Vilas 1,378 7,041 41 15 2 6,363.1 69.3 1.1%
Walworth 6,630 34,469 1,309 59 3 6,461.0 57.5 0.9%
Washburn 830 5,033 62 6 1 5,235.6 37.8 0.7%
Washington 9,878 42,317 1,214 82 6 7,345.0 61.0 0.8%
Waukesha 29,133 135,411 2,340 264 14 7,308.1 66.2 0.9%
Waupaca 3,828 16,374 542 91 32 7,399.8 175.9 2.4%
Waushara 1,797 9,326 115 13 0 7,395.7 53.5 0.7%
Winnebago 13,876 66,097 1,595 133 8 8,194.0 78.5 1.0%
Wood 4,769 24,564 287 31 9 6,442.3 41.9 0.7%

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