Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,287 New COVID-19 Cases

Case total rebounds from post-Christmas low.

By - Dec 27th, 2020 07:35 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,287 new COVID-19 cases Sunday from 4,902 processed tests. Both totals certainly depressed by the Christmas holiday.

The seven-day case total stands at 13,641, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 52,138, 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 26.16%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 29.36%. 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 1,088 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of seven from the day prior, but a decrease of 180 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,843.

DHS reported 95 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 20,829 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 709 in the past week.

DHS reported nine new deaths. A total of 4,692 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 47.83, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 45.33.

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 (no change). Dodge County has recorded 11,395.1 cases per 100,000 residents. 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, 8,728 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,144.2 (up from 8,104.6). 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.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article said 4,902 Wisconsin residents have died from the disease, the correct total is 4,692.

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 1,284 6,690 117 10 2 6,264.9 48.8 0.8%
Ashland 983 5,987 44 14 0 6,196.8 88.3 1.4%
Barron 4,393 16,640 104 55 0 9,575.0 119.9 1.3%
Bayfield 912 5,770 27 18 0 5,998.4 118.4 2.0%
Brown 25,654 113,529 1,472 160 11 9,854.5 61.5 0.6%
Buffalo 959 4,340 23 7 0 7,099.0 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 975 5,280 105 19 0 6,311.9 123.0 1.9%
Calumet 4,593 17,571 334 34 1 8,922.6 66.1 0.7%
Chippewa 5,785 24,852 98 65 2 9,008.1 101.2 1.1%
Clark 2,743 9,163 282 49 4 7,895.6 141.0 1.8%
Columbia 4,137 23,854 290 28 5 7,241.6 49.0 0.7%
Crawford 1,535 6,659 44 12 0 9,272.1 72.5 0.8%
Dane 32,555 293,128 1,166 176 6 6,159.9 33.3 0.5%
Dodge 10,279 36,365 601 114 13 11,522.9 127.8 1.1%
Door 1,959 12,080 161 13 1 6,983.7 46.3 0.7%
Douglas 3,012 15,695 397 16 13 6,865.1 36.5 0.5%
Dunn 3,426 15,778 248 22 0 7,651.2 49.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 9,064 41,601 210 74 10 8,809.2 71.9 0.8%
Florence 394 1,439 23 12 0 8,912.0 271.4 3.0%
Fond du Lac 10,143 38,362 758 64 8 9,812.0 61.9 0.6%
Forest 827 3,605 59 22 2 9,006.8 239.6 2.7%
Grant 4,027 20,453 425 77 5 7,688.9 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,261 13,763 57 9 2 6,133.4 24.4 0.4%
Green Lake 1,383 6,695 335 10 3 7,245.4 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,637 9,612 73 5 1 6,878.4 21.0 0.3%
Iron 413 2,222 108 15 13 7,067.1 256.7 3.6%
Jackson 2,324 9,405 35 16 0 11,257.5 77.5 0.7%
Jefferson 6,462 31,258 603 57 3 7,631.5 67.3 0.9%
Juneau 2,387 13,269 32 10 0 8,871.0 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,025 63,576 1,487 210 10 7,147.9 124.8 1.7%
Kewaunee 2,013 6,387 113 24 1 9,751.0 116.3 1.2%
La Crosse 9,831 44,819 483 55 0 8,307.9 46.5 0.6%
Lafayette 1,223 5,577 109 5 1 7,244.0 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,766 6,053 123 30 10 8,929.6 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,408 9,133 141 41 14 8,466.4 144.2 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,949 25,602 852 50 5 7,412.7 62.3 0.8%
Marathon 11,675 43,782 1,086 153 20 8,664.8 113.6 1.3%
Marinette 3,492 15,509 322 42 0 8,530.0 102.6 1.2%
Marquette 1,139 5,210 150 18 3 7,406.7 117.1 1.6%
Menominee 703 3,657 3 10 0 16,042.9 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 83,127 406,987 6,711 955 16 8,801.4 101.1 1.1%
Monroe 3,375 16,140 57 23 0 7,337.3 50.0 0.7%
Oconto 3,692 14,520 326 37 4 9,725.5 97.5 1.0%
Oneida 2,756 13,651 77 47 3 7,674.1 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 15,848 70,556 1,349 155 2 8,622.4 84.3 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,143 34,214 745 49 4 6,952.2 55.5 0.8%
Pepin 640 2,628 18 5 0 8,708.7 68.0 0.8%
Pierce 2,856 14,327 646 28 5 6,859.6 67.3 1.0%
Polk 2,959 16,317 33 22 0 6,740.3 50.1 0.7%
Portage 5,444 23,066 363 48 3 7,698.1 67.9 0.9%
Price 919 4,754 71 5 0 6,655.6 36.2 0.5%
Racine 17,049 92,042 1,969 246 10 8,734.0 126.0 1.4%
Richland 1,065 7,886 30 13 0 6,012.9 73.4 1.2%
Rock 11,824 63,791 801 111 9 7,377.8 69.3 0.9%
Rusk 1,089 4,248 35 11 0 7,492.8 75.7 1.0%
Sauk 4,396 31,734 200 27 4 7,012.7 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,181 7,106 18 10 0 7,127.8 60.4 0.8%
Shawano 4,131 14,920 364 56 8 10,012.1 135.7 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,130 39,951 481 91 2 9,719.3 79.5 0.8%
St. Croix 5,388 30,015 1,008 28 0 6,111.0 31.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,575 5,025 183 14 5 7,653.1 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,904 10,474 78 28 2 9,900.5 95.5 1.0%
Vernon 1,483 11,255 41 27 0 4,896.5 89.1 1.8%
Vilas 1,564 7,400 62 21 2 7,222.0 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,476 36,193 1,728 85 7 7,285.5 82.8 1.1%
Washburn 1,000 5,400 69 11 2 6,308.0 69.4 1.1%
Washington 11,361 45,261 1,407 93 5 8,447.7 69.2 0.8%
Waukesha 33,265 145,762 2,814 327 24 8,344.6 82.0 1.0%
Waupaca 4,067 17,196 613 96 35 7,861.8 185.6 2.4%
Waushara 1,900 9,714 144 14 1 7,819.6 57.6 0.7%
Winnebago 14,946 69,525 1,864 148 16 8,825.8 87.4 1.0%
Wood 5,535 26,267 357 40 9 7,477.1 54.0 0.7%

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