Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Wisconsin Crosses 4,000 COVID-19 Death Threshold

But 30-day average daily death total is slowly falling from peak.

By - Dec 12th, 2020 06:21 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Department of Health Services reported 4,059 new cases Saturday from 13,642 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 24,730, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 77,129, 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 33.06%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is at a record high of 35.56%. 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 1,384 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 64 from a day ago and 209 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 2,102.

DHS reported 142 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 19,160 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,036 in the past week.

DHS reported 50 new deaths. A total of 4,041 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 812 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at an average of 50.84, below a peak of 51.93 on December 9th. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 33.57.

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 14,559.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 14,491.1). Dodge County has recorded 10,802.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 10,653). 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, 8,101.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,010.9).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,507.6 (up from 7,437.4). 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 1,181 6,396 96 10 2 5,762.4 48.8 0.8%
Ashland 864 5,643 32 12 0 5,446.6 75.6 1.4%
Barron 4,001 16,059 75 50 0 8,720.6 109.0 1.2%
Bayfield 805 5,535 22 16 0 5,294.7 105.2 2.0%
Brown 24,277 109,455 1,202 149 10 9,325.5 57.2 0.6%
Buffalo 900 4,165 16 6 0 6,662.2 44.4 0.7%
Burnett 895 5,056 93 15 0 5,794.0 97.1 1.7%
Calumet 4,356 16,809 272 30 1 8,462.2 58.3 0.7%
Chippewa 5,408 24,012 82 59 2 8,421.1 91.9 1.1%
Clark 2,494 8,805 230 44 4 7,178.8 126.7 1.8%
Columbia 3,842 23,221 259 19 1 6,725.2 33.3 0.5%
Crawford 1,451 6,455 42 10 0 8,764.7 60.4 0.7%
Dane 30,250 283,544 1,037 112 4 5,723.8 21.2 0.4%
Dodge 9,636 35,160 499 87 7 10,802.1 97.5 0.9%
Door 1,778 11,699 135 11 1 6,338.5 39.2 0.6%
Douglas 2,595 14,661 287 14 12 5,914.7 31.9 0.5%
Dunn 3,127 15,164 188 18 0 6,983.5 40.2 0.6%
Eau Claire 8,454 39,704 187 65 9 8,216.3 63.2 0.8%
Florence 375 1,394 24 12 0 8,482.2 271.4 3.2%
Fond du Lac 9,553 36,861 617 59 7 9,241.3 57.1 0.6%
Forest 781 3,479 54 20 2 8,505.8 217.8 2.6%
Grant 3,827 19,893 385 70 4 7,307.1 133.7 1.8%
Green 1,995 13,102 46 8 1 5,411.8 21.7 0.4%
Green Lake 1,275 6,412 303 9 2 6,679.6 47.2 0.7%
Iowa 1,476 9,205 59 5 1 6,201.9 21.0 0.3%
Iron 398 2,174 79 10 6 6,810.4 171.1 2.5%
Jackson 2,056 9,154 29 6 0 9,959.3 29.1 0.3%
Jefferson 5,956 30,282 541 45 3 7,034.0 53.1 0.8%
Juneau 2,160 12,897 14 8 0 8,027.4 29.7 0.4%
Kenosha 10,817 61,266 1,251 177 6 6,429.8 105.2 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,833 6,115 105 22 1 8,879.1 106.6 1.2%
La Crosse 9,068 42,884 382 43 0 7,663.1 36.3 0.5%
Lafayette 1,144 5,391 88 4 1 6,776.0 23.7 0.3%
Langlade 1,653 5,850 105 29 10 8,358.2 146.6 1.8%
Lincoln 2,176 8,728 123 36 14 7,650.7 126.6 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,470 24,396 765 47 4 6,815.9 58.6 0.9%
Marathon 10,853 41,825 960 142 20 8,054.7 105.4 1.3%
Marinette 3,276 14,871 289 36 0 8,002.3 87.9 1.1%
Marquette 1,095 5,034 141 15 2 7,120.6 97.5 1.4%
Menominee 638 3,621 3 8 0 14,559.6 182.6 1.3%
Milwaukee 76,514 390,740 5,814 812 14 8,101.2 86.0 1.1%
Monroe 3,028 15,611 38 20 0 6,582.9 43.5 0.7%
Oconto 3,481 14,019 254 33 4 9,169.7 86.9 0.9%
Oneida 2,590 13,429 70 46 3 7,211.9 128.1 1.8%
Outagamie 14,894 67,464 1,107 141 1 8,103.4 76.7 0.9%
Ozaukee 5,494 32,196 683 43 5 6,217.7 48.7 0.8%
Pepin 570 2,510 17 5 0 7,756.2 68.0 0.9%
Pierce 2,570 13,667 558 21 5 6,172.7 50.4 0.8%
Polk 2,629 15,593 27 20 0 5,988.6 45.6 0.8%
Portage 5,095 22,162 311 43 3 7,204.6 60.8 0.8%
Price 850 4,571 62 4 0 6,155.9 29.0 0.5%
Racine 15,667 90,522 1,645 221 6 8,026.0 113.2 1.4%
Richland 970 7,776 31 13 0 5,476.5 73.4 1.3%
Rock 10,652 61,204 613 102 3 6,646.5 63.6 1.0%
Rusk 1,007 4,077 33 11 0 6,928.6 75.7 1.1%
Sauk 4,022 30,656 162 21 3 6,416.1 33.5 0.5%
Sawyer 1,042 6,826 12 8 0 6,288.9 48.3 0.8%
Shawano 3,887 14,359 295 53 6 9,420.7 128.5 1.4%
Sheboygan 10,207 38,095 373 78 2 8,913.2 68.1 0.8%
St. Croix 4,850 28,602 653 22 0 5,500.8 25.0 0.5%
Taylor 1,454 4,781 163 12 5 7,065.1 58.3 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,708 10,116 72 24 1 9,232.2 81.8 0.9%
Vernon 1,316 10,794 38 16 0 4,345.1 52.8 1.2%
Vilas 1,422 7,096 43 19 2 6,566.3 87.7 1.3%
Walworth 6,851 34,883 1,463 70 4 6,676.4 68.2 1.0%
Washburn 869 5,109 67 7 1 5,481.6 44.2 0.8%
Washington 10,227 42,869 1,248 86 5 7,604.5 63.9 0.8%
Waukesha 30,099 137,440 2,399 279 19 7,550.4 70.0 0.9%
Waupaca 3,892 16,584 557 92 32 7,523.5 177.8 2.4%
Waushara 1,822 9,384 118 13 1 7,498.6 53.5 0.7%
Winnebago 14,183 66,896 1,624 137 12 8,375.3 80.9 1.0%
Wood 4,965 24,940 308 31 9 6,707.1 41.9 0.6%

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