Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Over 8% Of Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

DHS reports 2,799 new cases

By - Dec 24th, 2020 02:50 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,799 new COVID-19 cases Thursday from 10,518 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 17,952, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 61,726, 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 29.08%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 30.2%. 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 1,243 people were actively hospitalized Wednesday with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 31 from the day prior and 167 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,986. The data was not updated by the time Thursday’s report was written.

DHS reported 128 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 20,647 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 862 in the past week.

DHS reported 60 new deaths. A total of 4,674 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 955 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 51.97, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 44.57.

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 15,974.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 15,769.1). Dodge County has recorded 11,395.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,349.1). 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, 8,728 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,681.7).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,067.6 (up from 8,019.2). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 718.4 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

Data from DHS

Data from DHS

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender

Data from DHS

Data from DHS

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race

Data from DHS

Data from DHS

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity

Data from DHS

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 1,275 6,663 117 10 2.00 6,221.00 48.8 0.80%
Ashland 966 5,942 40 14 0.00 6,089.60 88.3 1.40%
Barron 4,342 16,560 99 55 0.00 9,463.80 119.9 1.30%
Bayfield 897 5,726 26 18 0.00 5,899.80 118.4 2.00%
Brown 25,558 112,817 1,439 160 11.00 9,817.60 61.5 0.60%
Buffalo 954 4,318 21 6 0.00 7,062.00 44.4 0.60%
Burnett 969 5,257 105 19 0.00 6,273.10 123 2.00%
Calumet 4,570 17,429 327 34 1.00 8,877.90 66.1 0.70%
Chippewa 5,727 24,729 99 65 2.00 8,917.80 101.2 1.10%
Clark 2,708 9,115 276 48 4.00 7,794.80 138.2 1.80%
Columbia 4,065 23,747 288 28 4.00 7,115.60 49 0.70%
Crawford 1,526 6,628 47 12 0.00 9,217.80 72.5 0.80%
Dane 32,213 291,311 1,170 174 6.00 6,095.20 32.9 0.50%
Dodge 10,165 36,166 595 114 13.00 11,395.10 127.8 1.10%
Door 1,939 12,060 163 13 1.00 6,912.40 46.3 0.70%
Douglas 2,942 398 16 13.00 6,705.60 36.5 0.50%
Dunn 3,389 15,664 248 22 0.00 7,568.60 49.1 0.60%
Eau Claire 8,975 41,322 208 73 10.00 8,722.70 70.9 0.80%
Florence 391 1,433 23 12 0.00 8,844.20 271.4 3.10%
Fond du Lac 10,101 38,101 750 64 8.00 9,771.40 61.9 0.60%
Forest 821 3,593 59 22 2.00 8,941.40 239.6 2.70%
Grant 4,013 20,375 423 77 5.00 7,662.20 147 1.90%
Green 2,215 13,636 53 8 2.00 6,008.60 21.7 0.40%
Green Lake 1,370 6,662 336 10 3.00 7,177.30 52.4 0.70%
Iowa 1,624 9,549 72 5 1.00 6,823.80 21 0.30%
Iron 411 2,210 107 13 12.00 7,032.90 222.5 3.20%
Jackson 2,301 9,376 36 15 0.00 11,146.10 72.7 0.70%
Jefferson 6,375 31,129 597 57 3.00 7,528.80 67.3 0.90%
Juneau 2,369 13,239 18 10 0.00 8,804.10 37.2 0.40%
Kenosha 11,878 63,187 1,470 209 10.00 7,060.50 124.2 1.80%
Kewaunee 1,995 6,352 111 24 1.00 9,663.80 116.3 1.20%
La Crosse 9,735 44,543 485 54 0.00 8,226.80 45.6 0.60%
Lafayette 1,208 5,553 109 5 1.00 7,155.10 29.6 0.40%
Langlade 1,755 6,035 123 30 10.00 8,873.90 151.7 1.70%
Lincoln 2,366 9,038 139 41 14.00 8,318.70 144.2 1.70%
Manitowoc 5,888 25,471 839 50 5.00 7,336.70 62.3 0.80%
Marathon 11,557 43,495 1,075 153 20.00 8,577.20 113.6 1.30%
Marinette 3,468 15,420 316 42 0.00 8,471.30 102.6 1.20%
Marquette 1,134 5,192 150 18 3.00 7,374.20 117.1 1.60%
Menominee 700 3,652 3 10 0.00 15,974.40 228.2 1.40%
Milwaukee 82,434 404,714 6,591 955 16.00 8,728.00 101.1 1.20%
Monroe 3,330 16,079 54 23 0.00 7,239.40 50 0.70%
Oconto 3,665 14,427 313 37 4.00 9,654.40 97.5 1.00%
Oneida 2,734 13,612 77 47 3.00 7,612.80 130.9 1.70%
Outagamie 15,694 70,039 1,340 155 2.00 8,538.60 84.3 1.00%
Ozaukee 6,081 33,490 745 49 4.00 6,882.10 55.5 0.80%
Pepin 631 2,610 18 5 0.00 8,586.20 68 0.80%
Pierce 2,826 14,234 641 27 5.00 6,787.60 64.8 1.00%
Polk 2,914 16,207 34 22 0.00 6,637.80 50.1 0.80%
Portage 5,379 22,896 359 47 3.00 7,606.20 66.5 0.90%
Price 907 4,739 71 5 0.00 6,568.70 36.2 0.60%
Racine 16,875 91,786 1,954 246 10.00 8,644.80 126 1.50%
Richland 1,045 7,856 31 13 0.00 5,900.00 73.4 1.20%
Rock 11,638 63,371 783 110 9.00 7,261.70 68.6 0.90%
Rusk 1,072 4,223 35 11 0.00 7,375.80 75.7 1.00%
Sauk 4,330 31,574 198 27 4.00 6,907.40 43.1 0.60%
Sawyer 1,160 7,055 16 10 0.00 7,001.00 60.4 0.90%
Shawano 4,088 14,829 358 57 8.00 9,907.90 138.1 1.40%
Sheboygan 11,026 39,641 482 91 2.00 9,628.40 79.5 0.80%
St. Croix 5,332 29,793 961 28 0.00 6,047.50 31.8 0.50%
Taylor 1,555 4,998 185 14 5.00 7,555.90 68 0.90%
Trempealeau 2,883 10,428 78 28 2.00 9,828.90 95.5 1.00%
Vernon 1,451 11,204 40 22 0.00 4,790.80 72.6 1.50%
Vilas 1,541 7,365 62 21 2.00 7,115.80 97 1.40%
Walworth 7,426 36,000 1,716 85 7.00 7,236.80 82.8 1.10%
Washburn 984 5,369 67 11 2.00 6,207.00 69.4 1.10%
Washington 11,266 44,646 1,405 93 5.00 8,377.10 69.2 0.80%
Waukesha 33,115 144,430 2,787 327 24.00 8,307.00 82 1.00%
Waupaca 4,029 17,097 609 96 35.00 7,788.40 185.6 2.40%
Waushara 1,888 9,658 141 14 1.00 7,770.20 57.6 0.70%
Winnebago 14,805 69,048 1,850 148 16.00 8,742.60 87.4 1.00%
Wood 5,434 26,088 352 40 9.00 7,340.70 54 0.70%

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