Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

3,235 New COVID-19 Cases

60 deaths, as active hospitalization total continues to trend downward.

By - Dec 18th, 2020 05:31 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 3,235 new COVID-19 cases Friday from 10,429 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 21,719, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 71,084, 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 30.55%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 31.85%. 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 1,330 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 33 from a day ago and 118 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 2,217.

DHS reported 145 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 19,930 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 910 in the past week.

DHS reported 60 new deaths. A total of 4,315 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 856 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at an average of 50.73, below a peak of 51.93 on December 9th. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 39.77.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 19th 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 15,518 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 15,449.6). Dodge County has recorded 11,070 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,011.7). Jackson, Shawano, Brown, Trempealeau, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Barron, Crawford, Calumet, Florence, Chippewa, Langlade, Forest and Winnebago are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 8,460.6 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,406.3).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,813 (up from 7,757.1). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 860.2 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 1,230 6,528 114 10 2 6,001.5 48.8 0.8%
Ashland 923 5,772 35 13 0 5,818.6 82.0 1.4%
Barron 4,179 16,303 85 50 0 9,108.5 109.0 1.2%
Bayfield 864 5,639 24 16 0 5,682.7 105.2 1.9%
Brown 24,934 111,145 1,342 155 10 9,577.9 59.5 0.6%
Buffalo 927 4,230 17 6 0 6,862.1 44.4 0.6%
Burnett 936 5,184 102 16 0 6,059.4 103.6 1.7%
Calumet 4,480 17,103 295 32 1 8,703.1 62.2 0.7%
Chippewa 5,572 24,360 90 63 2 8,676.4 98.1 1.1%
Clark 2,595 8,964 253 46 4 7,469.6 132.4 1.8%
Columbia 3,967 23,437 272 24 1 6,944.1 42.0 0.6%
Crawford 1,500 6,551 42 11 0 9,060.7 66.4 0.7%
Dane 31,319 287,328 1,135 136 6 5,926.1 25.7 0.4%
Dodge 9,875 35,687 550 101 12 11,070.0 113.2 1.0%
Door 1,869 11,913 148 13 1 6,662.9 46.3 0.7%
Douglas 2,766 15,110 356 16 13 6,304.4 36.5 0.6%
Dunn 3,272 15,448 219 20 0 7,307.3 44.7 0.6%
Eau Claire 8,699 40,411 183 68 9 8,454.4 66.1 0.8%
Florence 385 1,407 22 12 0 8,708.4 271.4 3.1%
Fond du Lac 9,854 37,485 689 60 8 9,532.5 58.0 0.6%
Forest 798 3,529 57 20 2 8,690.9 217.8 2.5%
Grant 3,929 20,173 401 76 5 7,501.8 145.1 1.9%
Green 2,118 13,361 49 7 2 5,745.4 19.0 0.3%
Green Lake 1,324 6,514 313 10 3 6,936.3 52.4 0.8%
Iowa 1,560 9,353 65 5 1 6,554.9 21.0 0.3%
Iron 405 2,195 101 10 10 6,930.2 171.1 2.5%
Jackson 2,135 9,284 34 12 0 10,342.0 58.1 0.6%
Jefferson 6,186 30,722 578 50 3 7,305.6 59.0 0.8%
Juneau 2,275 13,144 15 8 0 8,454.7 29.7 0.4%
Kenosha 11,395 62,371 1,355 192 7 6,773.4 114.1 1.7%
Kewaunee 1,933 6,240 109 22 1 9,363.5 106.6 1.1%
La Crosse 9,443 43,695 413 52 0 7,980.0 43.9 0.6%
Lafayette 1,177 5,492 93 5 1 6,971.5 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,706 5,938 113 30 10 8,626.2 151.7 1.8%
Lincoln 2,259 8,913 132 37 14 7,942.5 130.1 1.6%
Manitowoc 5,717 25,052 814 49 5 7,123.6 61.1 0.9%
Marathon 11,186 42,648 1,024 143 20 8,301.9 106.1 1.3%
Marinette 3,401 15,202 304 39 0 8,307.7 95.3 1.1%
Marquette 1,113 5,112 148 17 3 7,237.6 110.5 1.5%
Menominee 680 3,642 3 9 0 15,518.0 205.4 1.3%
Milwaukee 79,909 398,034 6,224 856 15 8,460.6 90.6 1.1%
Monroe 3,176 15,841 48 21 0 6,904.6 45.7 0.7%
Oconto 3,585 14,225 292 36 4 9,443.7 94.8 1.0%
Oneida 2,668 13,527 78 48 3 7,429.1 133.7 1.8%
Outagamie 15,283 68,785 1,219 148 1 8,315.0 80.5 1.0%
Ozaukee 5,784 32,806 713 45 5 6,545.9 50.9 0.8%
Pepin 602 2,556 18 4 0 8,191.6 54.4 0.7%
Pierce 2,724 13,943 600 25 5 6,542.6 60.0 0.9%
Polk 2,787 15,934 34 21 0 6,348.5 47.8 0.8%
Portage 5,221 22,540 330 45 3 7,382.7 63.6 0.9%
Price 879 4,650 73 4 0 6,365.9 29.0 0.5%
Racine 16,316 91,312 1,792 236 10 8,358.5 120.9 1.4%
Richland 1,004 7,846 33 13 0 5,668.5 73.4 1.3%
Rock 11,284 62,472 667 104 5 7,040.8 64.9 0.9%
Rusk 1,042 4,169 34 11 0 7,169.4 75.7 1.1%
Sauk 4,162 31,110 170 24 3 6,639.4 38.3 0.6%
Sawyer 1,104 6,957 12 9 0 6,663.0 54.3 0.8%
Shawano 3,995 14,583 323 53 7 9,682.5 128.5 1.3%
Sheboygan 10,683 39,016 437 83 2 9,328.9 72.5 0.8%
St. Croix 5,087 29,180 827 23 0 5,769.6 26.1 0.5%
Taylor 1,508 4,928 174 13 5 7,327.5 63.2 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,811 10,260 75 26 2 9,583.4 88.6 0.9%
Vernon 1,387 11,021 40 21 0 4,579.5 69.3 1.5%
Vilas 1,488 7,231 53 21 2 6,871.1 97.0 1.4%
Walworth 7,168 35,496 1,592 77 6 6,985.3 75.0 1.1%
Washburn 934 5,264 73 10 1 5,891.6 63.1 1.1%
Washington 10,797 43,836 1,305 90 5 8,028.3 66.9 0.8%
Waukesha 31,881 141,053 2,597 299 19 7,997.4 75.0 0.9%
Waupaca 3,955 16,843 575 95 34 7,645.3 183.6 2.4%
Waushara 1,852 9,534 130 14 1 7,622.0 57.6 0.8%
Winnebago 14,501 67,997 1,734 144 14 8,563.0 85.0 1.0%
Wood 5,213 25,596 322 35 9 7,042.1 47.3 0.7%

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