Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

4,034 New COVID-19 Cases

State's case load falls from "critically high" to "very high."

By - Dec 10th, 2020 08:28 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Department of Health Services reported 4,034 new cases on Thursday from 12,555 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 26,391, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 80,999, 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 32.58%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 34.16%. 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 1,484 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 51 from a day ago and 270 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 2,070.

DHS reported 160 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 18,775 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,134 in the past week.

DHS reported 57 new deaths. A total of 3,944 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 806 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at an average of 51.63. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 31.

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 13,989 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,692.4). Dodge County has recorded 10,518.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 10,338). Jackson, Shawano, Brown, Trempealeau, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Crawford, Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Barron, Florence, forest, Calumet, Chippewa, Langlade, Winnebago, Eau Claire and Outagamie are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 7,962.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 7,887.6).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,370.6 (up from 7,300.8). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 910.3 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 1,166 6,352 95 9 2 5,689.2 43.9 0.8%
Ashland 829 5,578 28 12 0 5,226.0 75.6 1.4%
Barron 3,931 15,912 74 46 0 8,568.0 100.3 1.2%
Bayfield 787 5,505 21 16 0 5,176.3 105.2 2.0%
Brown 24,021 108,794 1,141 149 10 9,227.2 57.2 0.6%
Buffalo 893 4,146 15 5 0 6,610.4 37.0 0.6%
Burnett 876 5,020 88 15 0 5,671.0 97.1 1.7%
Calumet 4,293 16,665 264 29 1 8,339.8 56.3 0.7%
Chippewa 5,314 23,878 79 58 2 8,274.7 90.3 1.1%
Clark 2,443 8,743 223 44 3 7,032.0 126.7 1.8%
Columbia 3,760 23,095 246 15 1 6,581.7 26.3 0.4%
Crawford 1,441 6,430 39 10 0 8,704.3 60.4 0.7%
Dane 29,864 282,086 983 109 3 5,650.8 20.6 0.4%
Dodge 9,383 34,880 487 87 6 10,518.5 97.5 0.9%
Door 1,751 11,619 137 11 1 6,242.2 39.2 0.6%
Douglas 2,495 14,448 262 8 7 5,686.7 18.2 0.3%
Dunn 3,063 15,050 181 16 0 6,840.6 35.7 0.5%
Eau Claire 8,326 39,458 179 65 8 8,091.9 63.2 0.8%
Florence 372 1,386 23 12 0 8,414.4 271.4 3.2%
Fond du Lac 9,357 36,498 600 56 7 9,051.7 54.2 0.6%
Forest 771 3,446 50 20 2 8,396.9 217.8 2.6%
Grant 3,765 19,823 368 68 3 7,188.7 129.8 1.8%
Green 1,928 12,940 39 7 1 5,230.0 19.0 0.4%
Green Lake 1,249 6,319 297 8 2 6,543.4 41.9 0.6%
Iowa 1,434 9,143 55 5 1 6,025.5 21.0 0.3%
Iron 383 2,166 78 10 6 6,553.7 171.1 2.6%
Jackson 2,012 9,107 29 6 0 9,746.2 29.1 0.3%
Jefferson 5,872 30,121 528 45 3 6,934.8 53.1 0.8%
Juneau 2,111 12,837 13 7 0 7,845.3 26.0 0.3%
Kenosha 10,592 60,718 1,220 172 6 6,296.1 102.2 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,795 6,068 99 22 0 8,695.0 106.6 1.2%
La Crosse 8,948 42,571 359 42 0 7,561.7 35.5 0.5%
Lafayette 1,130 5,364 87 4 1 6,693.1 23.7 0.4%
Langlade 1,630 5,824 104 29 10 8,241.9 146.6 1.8%
Lincoln 2,123 8,640 123 36 14 7,464.3 126.6 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,374 24,207 755 38 4 6,696.2 47.3 0.7%
Marathon 10,677 41,469 954 139 20 7,924.1 103.2 1.3%
Marinette 3,230 14,767 287 36 0 7,890.0 87.9 1.1%
Marquette 1,085 5,000 141 15 2 7,055.5 97.5 1.4%
Menominee 613 3,621 3 8 0 13,989.0 182.6 1.3%
Milwaukee 75,203 387,784 5,660 806 14 7,962.4 85.3 1.1%
Monroe 2,950 15,521 36 19 0 6,413.3 41.3 0.6%
Oconto 3,419 13,923 256 33 4 9,006.4 86.9 1.0%
Oneida 2,534 13,405 68 44 3 7,055.9 122.5 1.7%
Outagamie 14,661 66,880 1,052 138 1 7,976.6 75.1 0.9%
Ozaukee 5,373 31,946 665 43 5 6,080.8 48.7 0.8%
Pepin 538 2,490 14 5 0 7,320.7 68.0 0.9%
Pierce 2,515 13,556 531 20 5 6,040.6 48.0 0.8%
Polk 2,562 15,471 26 19 0 5,836.0 43.3 0.7%
Portage 5,037 22,002 288 43 2 7,122.6 60.8 0.9%
Price 830 4,546 62 4 0 6,011.0 29.0 0.5%
Racine 15,346 90,094 1,606 214 6 7,861.6 109.6 1.4%
Richland 955 7,765 31 13 0 5,391.8 73.4 1.4%
Rock 10,338 60,420 572 100 3 6,450.6 62.4 1.0%
Rusk 993 4,034 32 11 0 6,832.3 75.7 1.1%
Sauk 3,939 30,463 149 21 3 6,283.7 33.5 0.5%
Sawyer 1,007 6,761 12 8 0 6,077.6 48.3 0.8%
Shawano 3,846 14,246 284 53 6 9,321.4 128.5 1.4%
Sheboygan 9,943 37,607 366 75 2 8,682.7 65.5 0.8%
St. Croix 4,759 28,387 478 22 0 5,397.6 25.0 0.5%
Taylor 1,423 4,742 158 12 5 6,914.5 58.3 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,669 10,057 73 23 1 9,099.3 78.4 0.9%
Vernon 1,301 10,769 34 15 0 4,295.6 49.5 1.2%
Vilas 1,399 7,057 41 19 2 6,460.1 87.7 1.4%
Walworth 6,687 34,700 1,309 63 3 6,516.6 61.4 0.9%
Washburn 843 5,045 64 7 1 5,317.6 44.2 0.8%
Washington 9,986 42,587 1,230 84 6 7,425.3 62.5 0.8%
Waukesha 29,499 135,923 2,365 270 16 7,399.9 67.7 0.9%
Waupaca 3,847 16,411 548 91 32 7,436.5 175.9 2.4%
Waushara 1,803 9,338 117 13 0 7,420.4 53.5 0.7%
Winnebago 13,956 66,241 1,611 136 10 8,241.2 80.3 1.0%
Wood 4,851 24,713 298 31 9 6,553.1 41.9 0.6%

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