Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

1,335 New COVID-19 Cases

Number of people actively hospitalized has increased in past three days, but still down over course of week and month.

By - Dec 28th, 2020 05:11 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,335 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 5,171 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 13,541, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 50,807, 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 26.65%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 29.23%. 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 1,113 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 25 from the day prior, but a decrease of 195 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,843.

DHS reported 82 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 20,911 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 791 in the past week.

DHS reported 19 new deaths. A total of 4,711 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 47.53, 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 21st 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 16,075.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 15,974.4). Dodge County has recorded 11,537.5 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, Juneau and Eau Claire are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 8,823.7 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 8,167.3 (up from 8,144.2). 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

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 6,691 117 10 2 6,264.9 48.8 0.8%
Ashland 987 5,999 44 14 0 6,222.0 88.3 1.4%
Barron 4,398 16,656 106 55 0 9,585.9 119.9 1.3%
Bayfield 913 5,781 27 18 0 6,005.0 118.4 2.0%
Brown 25,697 113,762 1,475 160 11 9,871.0 61.5 0.6%
Buffalo 964 4,353 24 7 0 7,136.0 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 978 5,283 105 19 0 6,331.3 123.0 1.9%
Calumet 4,602 17,597 336 34 2 8,940.1 66.1 0.7%
Chippewa 5,797 24,881 98 65 2 9,026.8 101.2 1.1%
Clark 2,744 9,178 283 49 4 7,898.4 141.0 1.8%
Columbia 4,147 23,885 291 28 5 7,259.1 49.0 0.7%
Crawford 1,539 6,668 43 12 0 9,296.3 72.5 0.8%
Dane 32,721 293,734 1,169 176 6 6,191.3 33.3 0.5%
Dodge 10,292 36,393 598 115 13 11,537.5 128.9 1.1%
Door 1,960 12,093 161 13 1 6,987.3 46.3 0.7%
Douglas 3,025 15,734 403 16 13 6,894.7 36.5 0.5%
Dunn 3,439 15,791 250 22 0 7,680.3 49.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 9,089 41,636 208 75 10 8,833.4 72.9 0.8%
Florence 394 1,440 23 12 0 8,912.0 271.4 3.0%
Fond du Lac 10,146 38,407 757 65 8 9,814.9 62.9 0.6%
Forest 828 3,608 59 22 2 9,017.6 239.6 2.7%
Grant 4,040 20,556 427 77 5 7,713.8 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,270 13,790 57 9 2 6,157.8 24.4 0.4%
Green Lake 1,383 6,704 335 10 3 7,245.4 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,637 9,629 73 6 1 6,878.4 25.2 0.4%
Iron 415 2,223 107 15 14 7,101.3 256.7 3.6%
Jackson 2,327 9,405 35 16 0 11,272.0 77.5 0.7%
Jefferson 6,489 31,318 604 57 3 7,663.4 67.3 0.9%
Juneau 2,392 13,293 41 10 0 8,889.5 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,049 63,686 1,492 211 10 7,162.2 125.4 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,013 6,394 113 24 1 9,751.0 116.3 1.2%
La Crosse 9,867 44,861 485 55 0 8,338.3 46.5 0.6%
Lafayette 1,226 5,584 109 5 1 7,261.7 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,767 6,065 124 30 10 8,934.6 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,411 9,142 141 42 14 8,476.9 147.7 1.7%
Manitowoc 5,964 25,638 858 50 5 7,431.4 62.3 0.8%
Marathon 11,719 43,842 1,090 153 20 8,697.4 113.6 1.3%
Marinette 3,493 15,517 322 42 0 8,532.4 102.6 1.2%
Marquette 1,139 5,215 150 18 3 7,406.7 117.1 1.6%
Menominee 704 3,658 2 10 0 16,065.7 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 83,338 407,714 6,732 955 16 8,823.7 101.1 1.1%
Monroe 3,385 16,165 57 23 0 7,359.0 50.0 0.7%
Oconto 3,711 14,542 331 38 4 9,775.6 100.1 1.0%
Oneida 2,757 13,662 77 47 3 7,676.9 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 15,858 70,624 1,371 156 2 8,627.9 84.9 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,149 34,281 745 50 4 6,959.0 56.6 0.8%
Pepin 643 2,634 18 5 0 8,749.5 68.0 0.8%
Pierce 2,862 14,351 647 29 5 6,874.0 69.7 1.0%
Polk 2,965 16,336 33 22 0 6,754.0 50.1 0.7%
Portage 5,452 23,089 364 48 3 7,709.4 67.9 0.9%
Price 921 4,761 71 5 0 6,670.0 36.2 0.5%
Racine 17,069 92,181 1,971 246 10 8,744.2 126.0 1.4%
Richland 1,073 7,891 30 13 0 6,058.0 73.4 1.2%
Rock 11,870 63,920 810 112 9 7,406.5 69.9 0.9%
Rusk 1,091 4,255 35 12 0 7,506.5 82.6 1.1%
Sauk 4,404 31,753 200 27 4 7,025.5 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,184 7,109 24 10 0 7,145.9 60.4 0.8%
Shawano 4,138 14,931 367 56 8 10,029.1 135.7 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,180 39,999 497 92 2 9,762.9 80.3 0.8%
St. Croix 5,396 30,072 1,012 28 0 6,120.1 31.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,575 5,037 183 14 5 7,653.1 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,916 10,482 77 28 2 9,941.4 95.5 1.0%
Vernon 1,489 11,267 41 28 0 4,916.3 92.4 1.9%
Vilas 1,565 7,409 62 21 2 7,226.6 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,507 36,253 1,739 85 7 7,315.7 82.8 1.1%
Washburn 1,000 5,408 69 11 2 6,308.0 69.4 1.1%
Washington 11,381 45,382 1,408 94 5 8,462.6 69.9 0.8%
Waukesha 33,549 146,086 2,883 327 24 8,415.8 82.0 1.0%
Waupaca 4,074 17,209 618 96 35 7,875.4 185.6 2.4%
Waushara 1,900 9,720 144 14 1 7,819.6 57.6 0.7%
Winnebago 14,961 69,629 1,871 148 16 8,834.7 87.4 1.0%
Wood 5,541 26,289 355 44 9 7,485.2 59.4 0.8%

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