Record Report of 120 New COVID-19 Deaths
But 30-day death average still below December 9th high.
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.
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.
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.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
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 ††|
|Fond du Lac||10,028||37,911||728||61||8||9,700.8||59.0||0.6%|
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