Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Wisconsin Reports Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total In 84 Days

2,122 new COVID-19 cases reported on what is normally slowest day of the week.

By - Dec 14th, 2020 06:43 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,122 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 7,350 processed tests.

The processed test total was the lowest reported in 84 days.

The seven-day case total stands at 24,563, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 78,084, 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 31.46%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 32.77%. 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 1,471 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 46 from a day ago and but a decrease of 95 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 2,034.

DHS reported 77 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 19,326 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 1,040 in the past week.

DHS reported 12 new deaths. A total of 4,068 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 816 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at an average of 48.1, below a peak of 51.93 on December 9th. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 35.73.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 20th 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 14,787.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 14,650.8). Dodge County has recorded 10,870.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 10,844.7). 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, 8,210.3 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,165.1).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,592 (up from 7,555.3). 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 1,199 6,442 98 10 2 5,850.2 48.8 0.8%
Ashland 879 5,709 34 13 0 5,541.2 82.0 1.5%
Barron 4,043 16,129 77 50 0 8,812.1 109.0 1.2%
Bayfield 831 5,618 22 16 0 5,465.7 105.2 1.9%
Brown 24,339 110,118 1,211 150 10 9,349.3 57.6 0.6%
Buffalo 908 4,193 16 6 0 6,721.4 44.4 0.7%
Burnett 917 5,131 93 15 0 5,936.4 97.1 1.6%
Calumet 4,397 16,917 287 30 1 8,541.8 58.3 0.7%
Chippewa 5,463 24,135 81 61 2 8,506.7 95.0 1.1%
Clark 2,507 8,852 235 44 4 7,216.3 126.7 1.8%
Columbia 3,882 23,320 257 19 1 6,795.3 33.3 0.5%
Crawford 1,466 6,496 43 11 0 8,855.3 66.4 0.8%
Dane 30,653 285,123 1,040 113 4 5,800.0 21.4 0.4%
Dodge 9,697 35,335 515 87 7 10,870.5 97.5 0.9%
Door 1,786 11,720 143 11 1 6,367.0 39.2 0.6%
Douglas 2,643 14,853 309 14 12 6,024.1 31.9 0.5%
Dunn 3,165 15,264 192 20 0 7,068.4 44.7 0.6%
Eau Claire 8,514 39,927 187 65 9 8,274.6 63.2 0.8%
Florence 379 1,398 24 12 0 8,572.7 271.4 3.2%
Fond du Lac 9,601 37,076 626 59 7 9,287.7 57.1 0.6%
Forest 781 3,490 54 20 2 8,505.8 217.8 2.6%
Grant 3,851 19,953 394 70 4 7,352.9 133.7 1.8%
Green 2,022 13,159 45 8 2 5,485.0 21.7 0.4%
Green Lake 1,288 6,454 301 9 2 6,747.7 47.2 0.7%
Iowa 1,491 9,257 61 5 1 6,265.0 21.0 0.3%
Iron 398 2,181 79 10 6 6,810.4 171.1 2.5%
Jackson 2,067 9,180 29 6 0 10,012.6 29.1 0.3%
Jefferson 6,041 30,438 540 45 3 7,134.3 53.1 0.7%
Juneau 2,199 13,001 14 8 0 8,172.3 29.7 0.4%
Kenosha 10,984 61,826 1,263 178 6 6,529.1 105.8 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,839 6,161 107 22 1 8,908.2 106.6 1.2%
La Crosse 9,146 43,085 373 43 0 7,729.0 36.3 0.5%
Lafayette 1,154 5,422 90 4 1 6,835.3 23.7 0.3%
Langlade 1,674 5,877 106 29 10 8,464.4 146.6 1.7%
Lincoln 2,206 8,816 125 36 14 7,756.1 126.6 1.6%
Manitowoc 5,537 24,594 782 47 4 6,899.3 58.6 0.8%
Marathon 10,986 42,057 988 142 20 8,153.4 105.4 1.3%
Marinette 3,311 15,002 292 36 0 8,087.8 87.9 1.1%
Marquette 1,102 5,060 144 15 2 7,166.1 97.5 1.4%
Menominee 648 3,631 3 9 0 14,787.8 205.4 1.4%
Milwaukee 77,545 393,488 5,849 816 14 8,210.3 86.4 1.1%
Monroe 3,060 15,678 43 20 0 6,652.5 43.5 0.7%
Oconto 3,521 14,085 264 34 4 9,275.1 89.6 1.0%
Oneida 2,616 13,452 71 46 3 7,284.3 128.1 1.8%
Outagamie 14,993 67,795 1,137 141 1 8,157.2 76.7 0.9%
Ozaukee 5,549 32,434 679 43 5 6,280.0 48.7 0.8%
Pepin 570 2,516 17 5 0 7,756.2 68.0 0.9%
Pierce 2,607 13,771 565 21 5 6,261.6 50.4 0.8%
Polk 2,687 15,703 27 20 0 6,120.7 45.6 0.7%
Portage 5,135 22,282 312 43 3 7,261.1 60.8 0.8%
Price 857 4,605 62 4 0 6,206.5 29.0 0.5%
Racine 15,806 91,099 1,668 221 6 8,097.2 113.2 1.4%
Richland 979 7,815 32 13 0 5,527.3 73.4 1.3%
Rock 10,924 61,601 628 103 3 6,816.2 64.3 0.9%
Rusk 1,014 4,107 32 11 0 6,976.7 75.7 1.1%
Sauk 4,061 30,801 162 21 3 6,478.3 33.5 0.5%
Sawyer 1,059 6,852 12 8 0 6,391.5 48.3 0.8%
Shawano 3,914 14,417 301 53 6 9,486.2 128.5 1.4%
Sheboygan 10,381 38,430 373 79 2 9,065.2 69.0 0.8%
St. Croix 4,923 28,809 703 22 0 5,583.6 25.0 0.4%
Taylor 1,470 4,808 164 13 5 7,142.9 63.2 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,731 10,168 72 24 1 9,310.7 81.8 0.9%
Vernon 1,338 10,925 40 17 0 4,417.7 56.1 1.3%
Vilas 1,436 7,134 43 19 2 6,631.0 87.7 1.3%
Walworth 6,921 35,160 1,454 70 4 6,744.6 68.2 1.0%
Washburn 895 5,155 66 8 1 5,645.6 50.5 0.9%
Washington 10,329 43,209 1,245 87 5 7,680.4 64.7 0.8%
Waukesha 30,558 138,866 2,446 284 19 7,665.5 71.2 0.9%
Waupaca 3,900 16,653 567 92 32 7,539.0 177.8 2.4%
Waushara 1,830 9,459 120 13 1 7,531.5 53.5 0.7%
Winnebago 14,267 67,228 1,648 138 12 8,424.9 81.5 1.0%
Wood 5,025 25,089 308 31 9 6,788.2 41.9 0.6%

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