Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Record Report of 120 New COVID-19 Deaths

But 30-day death average still below December 9th high.

By - Dec 22nd, 2020 05:30 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

Wisconsin reported a record 120 new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

But like April showers bring May flowers, Monday lows bring Tuesday highs. Data is current as of 6 a.m. each day, and the Tuesday total often reflects unreported weekend totals.

Still, the averages reveals a daily death toll that is at near-record levels.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at an average of 51.33, below a peak of 51.93 on December 9th. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 42.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,403 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 6,852 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 18,619, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 62,541, 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 29.77%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 30.77%. 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 1,274 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 34 from the day prior and 187 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,988.

DHS reported 187 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 20,355 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 845 in the past week.

DHS reported 120 new deaths. A total of 4,545 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 942 in Milwaukee County.

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 15,746.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 15,655). Dodge County has recorded 11,305.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,243.8). 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, 8,631.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,577.8).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 7,974.6 (up from 7,933). 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 1,258 6,612 116 10 2 6,138.1 48.8 0.8%
Ashland 960 5,865 39 14 0 6,051.8 88.3 1.5%
Barron 4,292 16,448 96 54 0 9,354.8 117.7 1.3%
Bayfield 886 5,685 24 17 0 5,827.4 111.8 1.9%
Brown 25,317 112,122 1,395 160 10 9,725.0 61.5 0.6%
Buffalo 940 4,267 19 6 0 6,958.3 44.4 0.6%
Burnett 966 5,232 105 16 0 6,253.6 103.6 1.7%
Calumet 4,543 17,320 308 34 1 8,825.5 66.1 0.7%
Chippewa 5,666 24,571 94 65 2 8,822.8 101.2 1.1%
Clark 2,668 9,046 271 47 4 7,679.7 135.3 1.8%
Columbia 4,040 23,667 284 27 4 7,071.8 47.3 0.7%
Crawford 1,517 6,588 45 11 0 9,163.4 66.4 0.7%
Dane 31,867 290,042 1,152 163 6 6,029.8 30.8 0.5%
Dodge 10,085 35,956 579 113 13 11,305.4 126.7 1.1%
Door 1,905 12,026 156 13 1 6,791.2 46.3 0.7%
Douglas 2,907 15,385 380 16 13 6,625.8 36.5 0.6%
Dunn 3,327 15,574 237 21 0 7,430.2 46.9 0.6%
Eau Claire 8,857 40,931 200 70 10 8,608.0 68.0 0.8%
Florence 391 1,421 22 12 0 8,844.2 271.4 3.1%
Fond du Lac 10,028 37,911 728 61 8 9,700.8 59.0 0.6%
Forest 813 3,554 59 21 2 8,854.3 228.7 2.6%
Grant 3,982 20,279 417 77 5 7,603.0 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,160 13,501 53 8 2 5,859.4 21.7 0.4%
Green Lake 1,361 6,611 326 10 3 7,130.1 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,604 9,486 69 5 1 6,739.8 21.0 0.3%
Iron 410 2,209 107 13 12 7,015.7 222.5 3.2%
Jackson 2,244 9,340 36 13 0 10,870.0 63.0 0.6%
Jefferson 6,310 31,042 594 53 3 7,452.0 62.6 0.8%
Juneau 2,345 13,189 17 9 0 8,714.9 33.4 0.4%
Kenosha 11,693 62,962 1,418 202 8 6,950.6 120.1 1.7%
Kewaunee 1,972 6,314 110 23 1 9,552.4 111.4 1.2%
La Crosse 9,608 44,141 457 53 0 8,119.5 44.8 0.6%
Lafayette 1,198 5,535 105 5 1 7,095.9 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,739 6,005 118 30 10 8,793.0 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,333 8,991 134 39 14 8,202.7 137.1 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,822 25,298 830 50 5 7,254.5 62.3 0.9%
Marathon 11,410 43,144 1,053 145 20 8,468.1 107.6 1.3%
Marinette 3,451 15,346 314 39 0 8,429.8 95.3 1.1%
Marquette 1,127 5,156 150 17 3 7,328.7 110.5 1.5%
Menominee 690 3,660 3 10 0 15,746.2 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 81,526 401,981 6,486 942 16 8,631.8 99.7 1.2%
Monroe 3,274 15,983 50 21 0 7,117.7 45.7 0.6%
Oconto 3,625 14,330 297 37 4 9,549.0 97.5 1.0%
Oneida 2,718 13,590 76 47 3 7,568.3 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 15,557 69,464 1,290 153 1 8,464.1 83.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 5,918 33,196 743 47 5 6,697.6 53.2 0.8%
Pepin 612 2,590 18 5 0 8,327.7 68.0 0.8%
Pierce 2,793 14,113 629 25 5 6,708.3 60.0 0.9%
Polk 2,873 16,134 34 22 0 6,544.4 50.1 0.8%
Portage 5,326 22,784 351 45 3 7,531.2 63.6 0.8%
Price 893 4,714 71 4 0 6,467.3 29.0 0.4%
Racine 16,636 91,723 1,883 239 10 8,522.4 122.4 1.4%
Richland 1,031 7,841 31 13 0 5,820.9 73.4 1.3%
Rock 11,529 63,052 727 106 8 7,193.7 66.1 0.9%
Rusk 1,067 4,203 35 11 0 7,341.4 75.7 1.0%
Sauk 4,282 31,426 195 27 4 6,830.9 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,143 7,029 12 10 0 6,898.4 60.4 0.9%
Shawano 4,050 14,740 344 54 8 9,815.8 130.9 1.3%
Sheboygan 10,914 39,376 478 87 2 9,530.6 76.0 0.8%
St. Croix 5,283 29,620 926 27 0 5,991.9 30.6 0.5%
Taylor 1,534 4,977 181 13 5 7,453.8 63.2 0.8%
Trempealeau 2,858 10,343 78 26 2 9,743.6 88.6 0.9%
Vernon 1,419 11,085 42 22 0 4,685.2 72.6 1.6%
Vilas 1,531 7,321 59 21 2 7,069.6 97.0 1.4%
Walworth 7,329 35,783 1,665 82 7 7,142.2 79.9 1.1%
Washburn 972 5,337 67 11 1 6,131.3 69.4 1.1%
Washington 10,989 44,267 1,381 93 5 8,171.1 69.2 0.8%
Waukesha 32,697 142,992 2,725 310 19 8,202.1 77.8 0.9%
Waupaca 4,015 17,022 592 95 35 7,761.3 183.6 2.4%
Waushara 1,883 9,619 139 14 1 7,749.6 57.6 0.7%
Winnebago 14,701 68,748 1,805 146 15 8,681.1 86.2 1.0%
Wood 5,345 25,899 335 38 9 7,220.4 51.3 0.7%

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