Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,384 New COVID-19 Cases

Number of people actively hospitalized decreases for first time in three days

By - Dec 29th, 2020 07:32 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,384 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 6,017 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 13,522, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 49,972, 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 27.06%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 28.57%. 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 1,082 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 31 from a day prior and 192 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,824.

DHS reported 170 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 21,081 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 726 in the past week.

DHS reported 72 new deaths. A total of 4,783 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 49.2, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 44.5.

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 16,157 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 16,075.7). Dodge County has recorded 11,556.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,537.5). 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, 8,859.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,823.7).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,208.5 (up from 8,167.3). 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 1,286 6,698 119 11 2 6,274.7 53.7 0.9%
Ashland 987 6,004 46 15 0 6,222.0 94.6 1.5%
Barron 4,404 16,675 103 56 0 9,599.0 122.1 1.3%
Bayfield 916 5,785 30 18 0 6,024.7 118.4 2.0%
Brown 25,965 113,984 1,493 160 11 9,973.9 61.5 0.6%
Buffalo 964 4,365 24 7 0 7,136.0 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 984 5,301 108 19 0 6,370.2 123.0 1.9%
Calumet 4,607 17,643 340 35 2 8,949.8 68.0 0.8%
Chippewa 5,814 24,927 98 65 2 9,053.3 101.2 1.1%
Clark 2,757 9,205 283 50 4 7,935.9 143.9 1.8%
Columbia 4,157 23,911 293 30 5 7,276.6 52.5 0.7%
Crawford 1,540 6,672 43 12 0 9,302.3 72.5 0.8%
Dane 32,790 293,628 1,178 179 17 6,204.4 33.9 0.5%
Dodge 10,309 36,477 604 120 15 11,556.5 134.5 1.2%
Door 1,970 12,226 161 13 1 7,022.9 46.3 0.7%
Douglas 3,041 15,754 417 16 13 6,931.2 36.5 0.5%
Dunn 3,446 15,805 254 23 0 7,695.9 51.4 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,118 41,722 212 75 10 8,861.6 72.9 0.8%
Florence 396 1,443 23 12 0 8,957.2 271.4 3.0%
Fond du Lac 10,295 38,435 760 66 8 9,959.1 63.8 0.6%
Forest 832 3,624 59 22 2 9,061.2 239.6 2.6%
Grant 4,061 20,562 425 77 5 7,753.8 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,283 13,810 57 10 2 6,193.0 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,383 6,711 336 10 3 7,245.4 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,650 9,667 74 6 1 6,933.1 25.2 0.4%
Iron 417 2,224 107 15 14 7,135.5 256.7 3.6%
Jackson 2,350 9,416 35 18 0 11,383.5 87.2 0.8%
Jefferson 6,513 31,392 616 57 4 7,691.8 67.3 0.9%
Juneau 2,405 13,300 41 10 0 8,937.9 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,124 63,791 1,515 214 10 7,206.8 127.2 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,034 6,410 117 24 1 9,852.7 116.3 1.2%
La Crosse 9,909 44,945 487 56 0 8,373.8 47.3 0.6%
Lafayette 1,229 5,597 109 5 1 7,279.5 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,775 6,081 126 30 10 8,975.1 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,428 9,154 141 44 14 8,536.7 154.7 1.8%
Manitowoc 5,971 25,694 864 51 6 7,440.1 63.5 0.9%
Marathon 11,803 43,980 1,100 155 23 8,759.8 115.0 1.3%
Marinette 3,505 15,545 322 42 0 8,561.7 102.6 1.2%
Marquette 1,141 5,223 150 18 3 7,419.7 117.1 1.6%
Menominee 708 3,659 2 10 0 16,157.0 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 83,676 408,413 6,794 978 17 8,859.5 103.5 1.2%
Monroe 3,403 16,182 56 25 0 7,398.1 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,722 14,553 330 38 4 9,804.5 100.1 1.0%
Oneida 2,760 13,655 77 47 3 7,685.2 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 15,901 70,740 1,398 158 2 8,651.3 86.0 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,238 34,405 749 51 4 7,059.8 57.7 0.8%
Pepin 656 2,636 19 5 0 8,926.4 68.0 0.8%
Pierce 2,881 14,363 657 29 5 6,919.7 69.7 1.0%
Polk 2,979 16,353 34 22 0 6,785.9 50.1 0.7%
Portage 5,463 23,132 367 51 3 7,724.9 72.1 0.9%
Price 925 4,771 74 5 0 6,699.0 36.2 0.5%
Racine 17,186 92,198 1,995 246 10 8,804.2 126.0 1.4%
Richland 1,079 7,895 30 13 0 6,091.9 73.4 1.2%
Rock 11,934 64,084 842 114 9 7,446.4 71.1 1.0%
Rusk 1,096 4,258 33 12 0 7,540.9 82.6 1.1%
Sauk 4,419 31,770 200 27 4 7,049.4 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,193 7,127 23 10 0 7,200.2 60.4 0.8%
Shawano 4,147 14,960 372 56 8 10,050.9 135.7 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,197 40,105 499 93 3 9,777.8 81.2 0.8%
St. Croix 5,372 30,108 1,089 27 1 6,092.8 30.6 0.5%
Taylor 1,581 5,048 183 14 5 7,682.2 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,932 10,496 77 29 1 9,995.9 98.9 1.0%
Vernon 1,499 11,295 41 29 0 4,949.3 95.8 1.9%
Vilas 1,573 7,414 64 21 2 7,263.6 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,571 36,280 1,762 88 7 7,378.1 85.8 1.2%
Washburn 1,012 5,421 65 12 2 6,383.6 75.7 1.2%
Washington 11,513 45,516 1,439 95 5 8,560.7 70.6 0.8%
Waukesha 33,808 146,476 2,963 330 24 8,480.8 82.8 1.0%
Waupaca 4,092 17,248 634 96 35 7,910.2 185.6 2.3%
Waushara 1,900 9,729 146 14 1 7,819.6 57.6 0.7%
Winnebago 14,985 69,736 1,885 148 16 8,848.9 87.4 1.0%
Wood 5,577 26,352 350 44 9 7,533.8 59.4 0.8%

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