Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,755 New COVID-19 Cases

30-day average daily death toll again above 50

By - Dec 30th, 2020 09:02 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,755 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday from 7,362 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 13,698, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 48,478, 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 28.26%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 29.37%. 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 1,074 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of eight from a day prior and 169 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,845.

DHS reported 126 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 21,207 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 688 in the past week.

DHS reported 35 new deaths. A total of 4,818 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 981 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 50.17, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 42.73.

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 16,202.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 16,157). Dodge County has recorded 11,609.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,556.5). 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, 8,916.3 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,859.5).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,256.1 (up from 8,208.5). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 562.1 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 1,295 6,733 121 11 2 6,318.6 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 989 6,012 48 16 0 6,234.6 100.9 1.6%
Barron 4,435 16,713 109 57 0 9,666.5 124.2 1.3%
Bayfield 920 5,811 30 18 0 6,051.0 118.4 2.0%
Brown 26,108 114,203 1,511 160 11 10,028.8 61.5 0.6%
Buffalo 972 4,381 24 7 0 7,195.2 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 987 5,310 108 19 0 6,389.6 123.0 1.9%
Calumet 4,632 17,690 348 35 2 8,998.4 68.0 0.8%
Chippewa 5,839 24,993 99 65 2 9,092.2 101.2 1.1%
Clark 2,768 9,221 315 51 4 7,967.5 146.8 1.8%
Columbia 4,173 23,950 294 30 5 7,304.6 52.5 0.7%
Crawford 1,548 6,687 43 12 0 9,350.6 72.5 0.8%
Dane 32,956 293,528 1,182 182 17 6,235.8 34.4 0.6%
Dodge 10,356 36,584 608 121 15 11,609.2 135.6 1.2%
Door 1,999 12,265 162 13 1 7,126.3 46.3 0.7%
Douglas 3,061 15,765 418 16 13 6,976.8 36.5 0.5%
Dunn 3,488 15,868 253 23 0 7,789.7 51.4 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,182 41,846 215 75 10 8,923.8 72.9 0.8%
Florence 396 1,445 23 12 0 8,957.2 271.4 3.0%
Fond du Lac 10,334 38,517 779 67 8 9,996.8 64.8 0.6%
Forest 840 3,629 59 22 2 9,148.3 239.6 2.6%
Grant 4,082 20,572 431 77 5 7,793.9 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,314 13,876 62 10 2 6,277.1 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,385 6,716 340 10 3 7,255.9 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,665 9,697 75 7 1 6,996.1 29.4 0.4%
Iron 417 2,226 108 17 16 7,135.5 290.9 4.1%
Jackson 2,361 9,437 38 17 0 11,436.7 82.3 0.7%
Jefferson 6,551 31,446 621 57 4 7,736.6 67.3 0.9%
Juneau 2,429 13,337 43 10 0 9,027.1 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,214 63,891 1,523 215 10 7,260.3 127.8 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,047 6,435 117 24 1 9,915.7 116.3 1.2%
La Crosse 9,994 45,157 484 57 0 8,445.7 48.2 0.6%
Lafayette 1,238 5,619 109 5 1 7,332.8 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,793 6,096 130 30 10 9,066.1 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,438 9,171 142 45 14 8,571.8 158.2 1.8%
Manitowoc 6,006 25,742 866 51 6 7,483.7 63.5 0.8%
Marathon 11,863 44,101 1,104 156 23 8,804.3 115.8 1.3%
Marinette 3,528 15,582 324 42 0 8,617.9 102.6 1.2%
Marquette 1,145 5,230 149 18 3 7,445.7 117.1 1.6%
Menominee 710 3,654 2 10 0 16,202.6 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 84,213 409,517 6,840 981 17 8,916.3 103.9 1.2%
Monroe 3,423 16,222 57 25 0 7,441.6 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,744 14,585 339 38 4 9,862.5 100.1 1.0%
Oneida 2,771 13,534 77 47 3 7,715.9 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 15,968 70,958 1,429 158 2 8,687.7 86.0 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,270 34,471 759 51 4 7,096.0 57.7 0.8%
Pepin 670 2,644 18 5 0 9,116.9 68.0 0.7%
Pierce 2,892 14,414 665 30 5 6,946.1 72.1 1.0%
Polk 3,004 16,381 34 22 0 6,842.8 50.1 0.7%
Portage 5,511 23,198 369 51 3 7,792.8 72.1 0.9%
Price 929 4,785 74 5 0 6,728.0 36.2 0.5%
Racine 17,341 92,176 2,009 246 10 8,883.6 126.0 1.4%
Richland 1,086 7,899 30 13 0 6,131.4 73.4 1.2%
Rock 12,023 64,228 872 114 10 7,501.9 71.1 0.9%
Rusk 1,098 4,269 35 13 0 7,554.7 89.4 1.2%
Sauk 4,431 31,810 200 27 4 7,068.6 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,203 7,136 26 10 0 7,260.5 60.4 0.8%
Shawano 4,156 14,991 382 56 8 10,072.7 135.7 1.3%
Sheboygan 11,270 40,195 509 93 3 9,841.5 81.2 0.8%
St. Croix 5,390 30,186 1,115 27 1 6,113.3 30.6 0.5%
Taylor 1,591 5,060 183 14 5 7,730.8 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,949 10,516 77 29 1 10,053.9 98.9 1.0%
Vernon 1,510 11,318 40 29 0 4,985.6 95.8 1.9%
Vilas 1,587 7,425 64 21 2 7,328.2 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,603 36,313 1,778 89 7 7,409.2 86.7 1.2%
Washburn 1,015 5,434 65 12 2 6,402.6 75.7 1.2%
Washington 11,594 45,673 1,458 97 5 8,621.0 72.1 0.8%
Waukesha 33,919 147,015 2,975 338 26 8,508.6 84.8 1.0%
Waupaca 4,115 17,277 642 98 35 7,954.6 189.4 2.4%
Waushara 1,904 9,744 148 17 1 7,836.0 70.0 0.9%
Winnebago 15,042 69,844 1,895 148 16 8,882.5 87.4 1.0%
Wood 5,612 26,417 353 44 9 7,581.1 59.4 0.8%

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