Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

632 New COVID-19 Cases as Christmas Deflates Total

Four deaths reported.

By - Dec 26th, 2020 06:05 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 632 new COVID-19 cases Saturday from 5,893 processed tests. Both totals certainly depressed by the Christmas holiday.

The seven-day case total stands at 13,180, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 54,929, 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 23.99%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 28%. 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 1,081 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 11 from the day prior, but a decrease of 193 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,839.

DHS reported 31 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 20,734 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 773 in the past week.

DHS reported four new deaths. A total of 4,683 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 48.1, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 46.27.

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. Dodge County has recorded 11,493.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,474.7). 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, 8,774.7 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,757.8).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,104.6 (up from 8,093.7). 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

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 6,684 117 10 2 6,240.5 48.8 0.8%
Ashland 978 5,979 40 14 0 6,165.3 88.3 1.4%
Barron 4,366 16,630 101 55 0 9,516.1 119.9 1.3%
Bayfield 902 5,763 26 18 0 5,932.6 118.4 2.0%
Brown 25,566 113,393 1,438 160 11 9,820.7 61.5 0.6%
Buffalo 954 4,335 22 6 0 7,062.0 44.4 0.6%
Burnett 971 5,274 105 19 0 6,286.0 123.0 2.0%
Calumet 4,580 17,555 332 34 1 8,897.4 66.1 0.7%
Chippewa 5,733 24,821 98 65 2 8,927.1 101.2 1.1%
Clark 2,728 9,150 282 48 4 7,852.4 138.2 1.8%
Columbia 4,115 23,834 290 28 5 7,203.1 49.0 0.7%
Crawford 1,534 6,646 44 12 0 9,266.1 72.5 0.8%
Dane 32,375 292,811 1,166 176 6 6,125.9 33.3 0.5%
Dodge 10,253 36,346 596 114 13 11,493.8 127.8 1.1%
Door 1,939 12,077 163 13 1 6,912.4 46.3 0.7%
Douglas 3,005 15,661 398 16 13 6,849.2 36.5 0.5%
Dunn 3,389 15,751 248 22 0 7,568.6 49.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 9,000 41,530 209 74 10 8,747.0 71.9 0.8%
Florence 391 1,437 24 12 0 8,844.2 271.4 3.1%
Fond du Lac 10,143 38,329 758 64 8 9,812.0 61.9 0.6%
Forest 824 3,605 59 22 2 8,974.1 239.6 2.7%
Grant 4,028 20,439 425 77 5 7,690.8 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,255 13,754 54 8 2 6,117.1 21.7 0.4%
Green Lake 1,372 6,695 337 10 3 7,187.8 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,629 9,605 72 5 1 6,844.8 21.0 0.3%
Iron 411 2,221 107 13 12 7,032.9 222.5 3.2%
Jackson 2,325 9,402 36 16 0 11,262.4 77.5 0.7%
Jefferson 6,450 31,236 603 57 3 7,617.4 67.3 0.9%
Juneau 2,383 13,264 23 10 0 8,856.1 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 11,931 63,509 1,478 210 10 7,092.0 124.8 1.8%
Kewaunee 1,995 6,395 111 24 1 9,663.8 116.3 1.2%
La Crosse 9,775 44,746 484 54 0 8,260.6 45.6 0.6%
Lafayette 1,222 5,574 108 5 1 7,238.1 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,762 6,049 123 30 10 8,909.3 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,378 9,119 139 41 14 8,360.9 144.2 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,908 25,577 843 50 5 7,361.6 62.3 0.8%
Marathon 11,607 43,714 1,089 153 20 8,614.3 113.6 1.3%
Marinette 3,487 15,495 320 42 0 8,517.8 102.6 1.2%
Marquette 1,137 5,206 150 18 3 7,393.7 117.1 1.6%
Menominee 700 3,653 3 10 0 15,974.4 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 82,875 406,588 6,656 955 16 8,774.7 101.1 1.2%
Monroe 3,370 16,121 57 23 0 7,326.4 50.0 0.7%
Oconto 3,678 14,508 314 37 4 9,688.6 97.5 1.0%
Oneida 2,751 13,637 77 47 3 7,660.2 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 15,771 70,496 1,339 155 2 8,580.5 84.3 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,081 34,077 745 49 4 6,882.1 55.5 0.8%
Pepin 631 2,626 18 5 0 8,586.2 68.0 0.8%
Pierce 2,844 14,312 646 28 5 6,830.8 67.3 1.0%
Polk 2,937 16,296 34 22 0 6,690.2 50.1 0.7%
Portage 5,426 23,051 364 47 3 7,672.6 66.5 0.9%
Price 909 4,753 71 5 0 6,583.1 36.2 0.6%
Racine 16,896 91,995 1,952 246 10 8,655.6 126.0 1.5%
Richland 1,058 7,885 30 13 0 5,973.4 73.4 1.2%
Rock 11,700 63,722 800 110 9 7,300.4 68.6 0.9%
Rusk 1,085 4,242 35 11 0 7,465.3 75.7 1.0%
Sauk 4,369 31,717 198 27 4 6,969.7 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,164 7,098 16 10 0 7,025.2 60.4 0.9%
Shawano 4,115 14,908 362 56 8 9,973.3 135.7 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,113 39,852 481 91 2 9,704.4 79.5 0.8%
St. Croix 5,361 29,969 969 28 0 6,080.4 31.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,558 5,020 185 14 5 7,570.5 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,888 10,466 78 28 2 9,845.9 95.5 1.0%
Vernon 1,478 11,243 41 26 0 4,880.0 85.8 1.8%
Vilas 1,555 7,397 62 21 2 7,180.5 97.0 1.4%
Walworth 7,426 36,165 1,716 85 7 7,236.8 82.8 1.1%
Washburn 987 5,392 67 11 2 6,226.0 69.4 1.1%
Washington 11,267 45,170 1,406 93 5 8,377.8 69.2 0.8%
Waukesha 33,153 145,512 2,791 327 24 8,316.5 82.0 1.0%
Waupaca 4,037 17,187 610 96 35 7,803.8 185.6 2.4%
Waushara 1,891 9,713 144 14 1 7,782.5 57.6 0.7%
Winnebago 14,922 69,454 1,854 148 16 8,811.6 87.4 1.0%
Wood 5,455 26,244 352 40 9 7,369.0 54.0 0.7%

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