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1,506 COVID-19 Cases Reported Friday

Five more COVID-19 deaths.

By - Dec 26th, 2020 07:00 am
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,506 new COVID-19 cases Friday from 8,615 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 16,223, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 59,912, 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 27.08%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 28.96%. 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 1,070 were actively hospitalized Friday with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 80 from the day prior and 204 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,892.

DHS reported 56 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 20,703 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 773 in the past week.

DHS reported 5 new deaths. A total of 4,679 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 50.03, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 46.33.

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 15,974.4 cases per 100,000 residents. Dodge County has recorded 11,474.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,395.1). Jackson, Shawano, Trempealeau, Brown, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Barron, Crawford, Forest, Chippewa, Langlade, Calumet, Florence and Juneau are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 8,757.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,728).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,093.7 (up from 8,067.6).

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 1,279 6,677 117 10 2 6,240.5 48.8 0.8%
Ashland 971 5,956 40 14 0 6,121.2 88.3 1.4%
Barron 4,366 16,595 101 55 0 9,516.1 119.9 1.3%
Bayfield 902 5,743 26 18 0 5,932.6 118.4 2.0%
Brown 25,565 113,088 1,438 160 11 9,820.3 61.5 0.6%
Buffalo 954 4,324 22 6 0 7,062.0 44.4 0.6%
Burnett 971 5,267 105 19 0 6,286.0 123.0 2.0%
Calumet 4,578 17,498 331 34 1 8,893.5 66.1 0.7%
Chippewa 5,728 24,776 99 65 2 8,919.3 101.2 1.1%
Clark 2,728 9,136 282 48 4 7,852.4 138.2 1.8%
Columbia 4,101 23,799 289 28 5 7,178.6 49.0 0.7%
Crawford 1,531 6,640 45 12 0 9,248.0 72.5 0.8%
Dane 32,374 292,263 1,166 176 6 6,125.7 33.3 0.5%
Dodge 10,236 36,298 595 114 13 11,474.7 127.8 1.1%
Door 1,939 12,069 163 13 1 6,912.4 46.3 0.7%
Douglas 2,972 15,580 399 16 13 6,773.9 36.5 0.5%
Dunn 3,389 15,714 248 22 0 7,568.6 49.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 9,000 41,459 209 74 10 8,747.0 71.9 0.8%
Florence 391 1,436 24 12 0 8,844.2 271.4 3.1%
Fond du Lac 10,143 38,252 758 64 8 9,812.0 61.9 0.6%
Forest 824 3,601 59 22 2 8,974.1 239.6 2.7%
Grant 4,020 20,415 426 77 5 7,675.6 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,242 13,734 54 8 2 6,081.8 21.7 0.4%
Green Lake 1,371 6,677 337 10 3 7,182.5 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,629 9,583 72 5 1 6,844.8 21.0 0.3%
Iron 411 2,215 107 13 12 7,032.9 222.5 3.2%
Jackson 2,310 9,397 36 16 0 11,189.7 77.5 0.7%
Jefferson 6,418 31,184 603 57 3 7,579.6 67.3 0.9%
Juneau 2,376 13,253 19 10 0 8,830.1 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 11,923 63,288 1,481 210 10 7,087.3 124.8 1.8%
Kewaunee 1,995 6,383 111 24 1 9,663.8 116.3 1.2%
La Crosse 9,776 44,687 484 54 0 8,261.4 45.6 0.6%
Lafayette 1,213 5,559 108 5 1 7,184.7 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,762 6,042 123 30 10 8,909.3 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,378 9,094 139 41 14 8,360.9 144.2 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,908 25,518 843 50 5 7,361.6 62.3 0.8%
Marathon 11,607 43,661 1,089 153 20 8,614.3 113.6 1.3%
Marinette 3,476 15,460 317 42 0 8,490.9 102.6 1.2%
Marquette 1,134 5,197 150 18 3 7,374.2 117.1 1.6%
Menominee 700 3,653 3 10 0 15,974.4 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 82,716 405,949 6,638 955 16 8,757.8 101.1 1.2%
Monroe 3,357 16,099 55 23 0 7,298.1 50.0 0.7%
Oconto 3,678 14,472 314 37 4 9,688.6 97.5 1.0%
Oneida 2,751 13,631 77 47 3 7,660.2 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 15,752 70,315 1,337 155 2 8,570.2 84.3 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,081 33,643 745 49 4 6,882.1 55.5 0.8%
Pepin 631 2,617 18 5 0 8,586.2 68.0 0.8%
Pierce 2,842 14,277 646 28 5 6,826.0 67.3 1.0%
Polk 2,937 16,238 34 22 0 6,690.2 50.1 0.7%
Portage 5,404 22,993 360 47 3 7,641.5 66.5 0.9%
Price 909 4,747 71 5 0 6,583.1 36.2 0.6%
Racine 16,876 91,895 1,954 246 10 8,645.4 126.0 1.5%
Richland 1,057 7,874 30 13 0 5,967.7 73.4 1.2%
Rock 11,700 63,610 792 110 9 7,300.4 68.6 0.9%
Rusk 1,082 4,233 35 11 0 7,444.6 75.7 1.0%
Sauk 4,369 31,651 198 27 4 6,969.7 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,164 7,075 16 10 0 7,025.2 60.4 0.9%
Shawano 4,105 14,879 361 56 8 9,949.1 135.7 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,077 39,755 481 91 2 9,673.0 79.5 0.8%
St. Croix 5,335 29,907 959 28 0 6,050.9 31.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,558 5,012 185 14 5 7,570.5 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,885 10,452 78 28 2 9,835.7 95.5 1.0%
Vernon 1,468 11,237 41 22 0 4,847.0 72.6 1.5%
Vilas 1,554 7,377 62 21 2 7,175.8 97.0 1.4%
Walworth 7,426 36,069 1,716 85 7 7,236.8 82.8 1.1%
Washburn 987 5,385 67 11 2 6,226.0 69.4 1.1%
Washington 11,266 44,788 1,406 93 5 8,377.1 69.2 0.8%
Waukesha 33,154 145,244 2,790 327 24 8,316.7 82.0 1.0%
Waupaca 4,037 17,149 610 96 35 7,803.8 185.6 2.4%
Waushara 1,891 9,666 144 14 1 7,782.5 57.6 0.7%
Winnebago 14,812 69,237 1,855 148 16 8,746.7 87.4 1.0%
Wood 5,447 26,172 353 40 9 7,358.2 54.0 0.7%

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