Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Less Than 1,000 New COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Past Week

Figure was over 2,000 less than a month ago.

By - Dec 16th, 2020 04:59 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,402 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday from 9,251 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 22,733, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 73,317, 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 31.01%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 32.33%. 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 1,410 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 51 from a day ago and 125 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 2,274.

DHS reported 146 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 19,510 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 9,41 in the past week.

DHS reported 74 new deaths. A total of 4,196 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 834 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at an average of 51.57, below a peak of 51.93 on December 9th. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 35.37.

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 15,195.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 14,924.7). Dodge County has recorded 10,969 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 10,900.7). 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, 8,328 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,286.8).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,694.1 (up from 7,592). 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 1,212 6,483 112 10 2 5,913.6 48.8 0.8%
Ashland 906 5,731 34 13 0 5,711.4 82.0 1.4%
Barron 4,085 16,211 87 50 0 8,903.7 109.0 1.2%
Bayfield 847 5,619 23 16 0 5,570.9 105.2 1.9%
Brown 24,701 110,597 1,296 155 10 9,488.4 59.5 0.6%
Buffalo 917 4,211 17 6 0 6,788.1 44.4 0.7%
Burnett 925 5,150 98 16 0 5,988.2 103.6 1.7%
Calumet 4,433 17,003 288 30 1 8,611.8 58.3 0.7%
Chippewa 5,504 24,247 89 63 2 8,570.5 98.1 1.1%
Clark 2,548 8,899 244 45 4 7,334.3 129.5 1.8%
Columbia 3,912 23,328 260 23 1 6,847.8 40.3 0.6%
Crawford 1,479 6,520 43 11 0 8,933.9 66.4 0.7%
Dane 30,853 285,746 1,057 136 6 5,837.9 25.7 0.4%
Dodge 9,784 35,505 536 95 10 10,968.0 106.5 1.0%
Door 1,817 11,844 142 13 1 6,477.5 46.3 0.7%
Douglas 2,711 14,903 335 16 13 6,179.1 36.5 0.6%
Dunn 3,212 15,342 202 20 0 7,173.3 44.7 0.6%
Eau Claire 8,600 40,141 185 66 9 8,358.2 64.1 0.8%
Florence 382 1,405 24 12 0 8,640.6 271.4 3.1%
Fond du Lac 9,697 37,205 651 59 7 9,380.6 57.1 0.6%
Forest 788 3,513 53 20 2 8,582.0 217.8 2.5%
Grant 3,885 20,087 403 73 4 7,417.8 139.4 1.9%
Green 2,042 13,252 51 7 2 5,539.3 19.0 0.3%
Green Lake 1,302 6,470 309 10 3 6,821.0 52.4 0.8%
Iowa 1,514 9,302 61 5 1 6,361.6 21.0 0.3%
Iron 401 2,192 94 10 7 6,861.7 171.1 2.5%
Jackson 2,096 9,220 34 6 0 10,153.1 29.1 0.3%
Jefferson 6,103 30,564 560 48 3 7,207.6 56.7 0.8%
Juneau 2,218 13,065 16 8 0 8,242.9 29.7 0.4%
Kenosha 11,199 62,034 1,302 184 6 6,656.9 109.4 1.6%
Kewaunee 1,888 6,199 106 22 1 9,145.5 106.6 1.2%
La Crosse 9,297 43,404 398 46 0 7,856.6 38.9 0.5%
Lafayette 1,163 5,457 92 4 1 6,888.6 23.7 0.3%
Langlade 1,695 5,910 107 29 10 8,570.6 146.6 1.7%
Lincoln 2,227 8,858 128 36 14 7,830.0 126.6 1.6%
Manitowoc 5,602 24,753 797 48 5 6,980.3 59.8 0.9%
Marathon 11,076 42,340 991 143 20 8,220.2 106.1 1.3%
Marinette 3,344 15,092 294 38 0 8,168.4 92.8 1.1%
Marquette 1,108 5,080 144 15 2 7,205.1 97.5 1.4%
Menominee 666 3,639 3 9 0 15,198.5 205.4 1.4%
Milwaukee 78,656 395,405 6,005 834 14 8,328.0 88.3 1.1%
Monroe 3,113 15,765 43 20 0 6,767.7 43.5 0.6%
Oconto 3,539 14,134 268 35 4 9,322.5 92.2 1.0%
Oneida 2,631 13,487 73 46 3 7,326.0 128.1 1.7%
Outagamie 15,106 68,245 1,163 145 1 8,218.7 78.9 1.0%
Ozaukee 5,713 32,663 711 45 5 6,465.6 50.9 0.8%
Pepin 588 2,547 19 4 0 8,001.1 54.4 0.7%
Pierce 2,658 13,872 580 23 5 6,384.1 55.2 0.9%
Polk 2,739 15,779 26 21 0 6,239.2 47.8 0.8%
Portage 5,175 22,393 312 44 3 7,317.7 62.2 0.9%
Price 870 4,635 64 4 0 6,300.7 29.0 0.5%
Racine 16,092 91,146 1,694 226 6 8,243.7 115.8 1.4%
Richland 985 7,820 32 13 0 5,561.2 73.4 1.3%
Rock 11,002 61,968 623 104 3 6,864.9 64.9 0.9%
Rusk 1,029 4,130 34 11 0 7,080.0 75.7 1.1%
Sauk 4,070 30,936 164 23 3 6,492.7 36.7 0.6%
Sawyer 1,077 6,899 13 9 0 6,500.1 54.3 0.8%
Shawano 3,938 14,503 310 53 7 9,544.4 128.5 1.3%
Sheboygan 10,478 38,689 405 83 2 9,149.9 72.5 0.8%
St. Croix 5,014 28,991 779 22 0 5,686.8 25.0 0.4%
Taylor 1,489 4,835 169 13 5 7,235.2 63.2 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,775 10,213 73 24 2 9,460.7 81.8 0.9%
Vernon 1,357 10,968 38 20 0 4,480.5 66.0 1.5%
Vilas 1,463 7,202 45 19 2 6,755.6 87.7 1.3%
Walworth 7,027 35,283 1,523 72 4 6,847.9 70.2 1.0%
Washburn 919 5,226 71 8 1 5,797.0 50.5 0.9%
Washington 10,599 43,546 1,304 89 5 7,881.1 66.2 0.8%
Waukesha 31,337 139,795 2,504 292 19 7,860.9 73.2 0.9%
Waupaca 3,919 16,739 572 93 33 7,575.7 179.8 2.4%
Waushara 1,846 9,497 123 13 1 7,597.3 53.5 0.7%
Winnebago 14,352 67,491 1,649 139 13 8,475.1 82.1 1.0%
Wood 5,103 25,318 309 33 9 6,893.5 44.6 0.6%

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