Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total in 99 Days

6,502 tests processed in past 24 hours

By - Dec 21st, 2020 06:15 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,435 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 6,502 processed tests. A lower testing total was last reported September 14th.

The seven-day case total stands at 19,717, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 62,988, 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 31.30%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 31.39%. 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 1,308 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 40 from a day ago, but a decrease of 163 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,990.

DHS reported 48 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 20,168 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 871 in the past week.

DHS reported eight new deaths. A total of 4,425 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 905 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at an average of 47.33, below a peak of 51.93 on December 9th. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 43.4.

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 15,655 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 15,632.1). Dodge County has recorded 11,243.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,229.2). Jackson, Shawano, Brown, Trempealeau, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Barron, Crawford, Calumet, Florence, Chippewa, Langlade, Forest, Winnebago and Juneau are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 8,577.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,573.8).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,933 (up from 7,908.2). 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

Data from DHS

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender

Data from DHS

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race

Data from DHS

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity

Data from DHS

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 1,254 6,593 116 10 2 6,118.6 48.8 0.8%
Ashland 951 5,863 39 14 0 5,995.1 88.3 1.5%
Barron 4,258 16,419 93 53 0 9,280.7 115.5 1.2%
Bayfield 882 5,680 23 16 0 5,801.1 105.2 1.8%
Brown 25,114 111,844 1,350 157 10 9,647.0 60.3 0.6%
Buffalo 937 4,265 19 6 0 6,936.1 44.4 0.6%
Burnett 962 5,232 102 16 0 6,227.7 103.6 1.7%
Calumet 4,530 17,270 306 31 1 8,800.2 60.2 0.7%
Chippewa 5,646 24,519 93 65 2 8,791.7 101.2 1.2%
Clark 2,659 9,028 268 46 4 7,653.8 132.4 1.7%
Columbia 4,031 23,648 281 25 3 7,056.1 43.8 0.6%
Crawford 1,515 6,581 43 11 0 9,151.3 66.4 0.7%
Dane 31,778 289,871 1,148 136 6 6,012.9 25.7 0.4%
Dodge 10,030 35,914 570 107 12 11,243.8 119.9 1.1%
Door 1,899 11,972 155 13 1 6,769.8 46.3 0.7%
Douglas 2,886 15,341 364 16 13 6,577.9 36.5 0.6%
Dunn 3,321 15,555 229 21 0 7,416.8 46.9 0.6%
Eau Claire 8,826 40,801 201 70 9 8,577.8 68.0 0.8%
Florence 389 1,417 22 12 0 8,798.9 271.4 3.1%
Fond du Lac 10,003 37,857 709 61 8 9,676.6 59.0 0.6%
Forest 803 3,552 58 21 2 8,745.4 228.7 2.6%
Grant 3,966 20,260 410 77 5 7,572.5 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,154 13,488 52 8 2 5,843.1 21.7 0.4%
Green Lake 1,351 6,592 319 10 3 7,077.7 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,593 9,460 67 5 1 6,693.6 21.0 0.3%
Iron 406 2,208 101 10 10 6,947.3 171.1 2.5%
Jackson 2,235 9,336 35 13 0 10,826.4 63.0 0.6%
Jefferson 6,291 30,974 586 51 3 7,429.6 60.2 0.8%
Juneau 2,332 13,216 17 8 0 8,666.6 29.7 0.3%
Kenosha 11,585 62,783 1,393 196 8 6,886.4 116.5 1.7%
Kewaunee 1,954 6,306 111 22 1 9,465.2 106.6 1.1%
La Crosse 9,576 44,021 433 52 0 8,092.4 43.9 0.5%
Lafayette 1,193 5,522 99 5 1 7,066.3 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,729 5,989 115 30 10 8,742.5 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,307 8,975 133 38 14 8,111.2 133.6 1.6%
Manitowoc 5,798 25,240 826 50 5 7,224.6 62.3 0.9%
Marathon 11,351 43,021 1,046 143 20 8,424.3 106.1 1.3%
Marinette 3,438 15,315 309 39 0 8,398.1 95.3 1.1%
Marquette 1,125 5,149 150 17 3 7,315.6 110.5 1.5%
Menominee 686 3,649 3 10 0 15,655.0 228.2 1.5%
Milwaukee 81,124 400,909 6,398 905 16 8,589.3 95.8 1.1%
Monroe 3,256 15,957 48 21 0 7,078.6 45.7 0.6%
Oconto 3,614 14,313 297 37 4 9,520.0 97.5 1.0%
Oneida 2,711 13,606 75 47 3 7,548.8 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 15,474 69,269 1,267 151 1 8,418.9 82.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 5,864 33,033 733 45 5 6,636.5 50.9 0.8%
Pepin 610 2,579 18 5 0 8,300.4 68.0 0.8%
Pierce 2,772 14,082 623 25 5 6,657.9 60.0 0.9%
Polk 2,856 16,106 35 22 0 6,505.7 50.1 0.8%
Portage 5,308 22,744 354 45 3 7,505.8 63.6 0.8%
Price 890 4,708 72 4 0 6,445.5 29.0 0.4%
Racine 16,497 91,703 1,843 236 10 8,451.2 120.9 1.4%
Richland 1,026 7,880 31 13 0 5,792.7 73.4 1.3%
Rock 11,491 62,948 703 105 7 7,170.0 65.5 0.9%
Rusk 1,061 4,202 35 11 0 7,300.1 75.7 1.0%
Sauk 4,257 31,415 192 27 3 6,791.0 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,133 7,014 11 10 0 6,838.1 60.4 0.9%
Shawano 4,032 14,698 343 54 7 9,772.2 130.9 1.3%
Sheboygan 10,894 39,330 473 84 2 9,513.2 73.4 0.8%
St. Croix 5,243 29,546 906 25 0 5,946.5 28.4 0.5%
Taylor 1,526 4,969 176 13 5 7,415.0 63.2 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,850 10,331 76 26 2 9,716.4 88.6 0.9%
Vernon 1,414 11,092 42 22 0 4,668.7 72.6 1.6%
Vilas 1,512 7,306 59 21 2 6,981.9 97.0 1.4%
Walworth 7,277 35,752 1,625 81 7 7,091.6 78.9 1.1%
Washburn 959 5,316 73 10 1 6,049.3 63.1 1.0%
Washington 10,916 44,143 1,353 92 5 8,116.8 68.4 0.8%
Waukesha 32,444 142,578 2,663 305 19 8,138.6 76.5 0.9%
Waupaca 3,990 16,974 580 95 35 7,713.0 183.6 2.4%
Waushara 1,880 9,608 132 14 1 7,737.3 57.6 0.7%
Winnebago 14,668 68,602 1,773 146 15 8,661.7 86.2 1.0%
Wood 5,319 25,826 338 37 9 7,185.3 50.0 0.7%

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