Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

3,810 New COVID-19 Cases

Death toll climbs to 4,859.

By - Dec 31st, 2020 06:04 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 3,810 new COVID-19 cases Thursday from 9,708 processed tests. It was the highest reported new case total since December 12th, but the seventh-highest testing total in the same period.

The seven-day case total stands at 14,709, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 47,668, 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 30.86%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 29.86%. 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 1,046 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 28 from a day prior and 104 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,827.

DHS reported 143 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 21,350 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 703 in the past week.

DHS reported 41 new deaths. A total of 4,859 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 983 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 47.97, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 45.77.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 22nd 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 16,339.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 16,202.6). Dodge County has recorded 11,644 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,609.2). Jackson, Shawano, Trempealeau, Brown, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Barron, Crawford, Forest, Chippewa, Langlade, Calumet, Florence, Juneau, Eau Claire and Racine are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 8,969.1 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 8,916.3).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,322.1 (up from 8,256.1). 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 1,306 6,752 121 11 2 6,372.3 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,005 6,044 54 16 0 6,335.5 100.9 1.6%
Barron 4,472 16,758 108 57 0 9,747.2 124.2 1.3%
Bayfield 932 5,829 32 18 0 6,130.0 118.4 1.9%
Brown 26,290 114,432 1,528 161 11 10,098.8 61.8 0.6%
Buffalo 979 4,404 26 7 0 7,247.0 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 993 5,320 106 19 0 6,428.4 123.0 1.9%
Calumet 4,668 17,756 347 35 2 9,068.3 68.0 0.7%
Chippewa 5,902 25,058 103 65 2 9,190.3 101.2 1.1%
Clark 2,795 9,247 319 51 4 8,045.2 146.8 1.8%
Columbia 4,205 24,007 295 32 6 7,360.7 56.0 0.8%
Crawford 1,550 6,698 46 12 0 9,362.7 72.5 0.8%
Dane 33,313 294,043 1,190 182 17 6,303.4 34.4 0.5%
Dodge 10,387 36,624 612 122 15 11,644.0 136.8 1.2%
Door 2,033 12,290 162 13 2 7,247.5 46.3 0.6%
Douglas 3,084 15,793 431 17 13 7,029.2 38.7 0.6%
Dunn 3,514 15,933 254 23 0 7,847.8 51.4 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,259 42,009 214 76 10 8,998.7 73.9 0.8%
Florence 397 1,448 24 12 0 8,979.9 271.4 3.0%
Fond du Lac 10,433 38,650 795 67 8 10,092.6 64.8 0.6%
Forest 853 3,652 59 22 2 9,289.9 239.6 2.6%
Grant 4,096 20,643 434 77 5 7,820.7 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,333 13,913 59 10 2 6,328.7 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,389 6,738 343 10 3 7,276.8 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,670 9,722 75 7 1 7,017.1 29.4 0.4%
Iron 419 2,225 108 17 16 7,169.7 290.9 4.1%
Jackson 2,365 9,446 37 18 0 11,456.1 87.2 0.8%
Jefferson 6,602 31,497 629 57 4 7,796.9 67.3 0.9%
Juneau 2,457 13,364 44 10 0 9,131.1 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,312 64,015 1,530 216 10 7,318.5 128.4 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,068 6,459 118 24 1 10,017.4 116.3 1.2%
La Crosse 10,125 45,337 490 57 0 8,556.4 48.2 0.6%
Lafayette 1,243 5,639 107 5 1 7,362.4 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,795 6,115 133 30 10 9,076.2 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,464 9,189 141 45 14 8,663.2 158.2 1.8%
Manitowoc 6,076 25,842 874 51 6 7,571.0 63.5 0.8%
Marathon 11,950 44,137 1,112 160 23 8,868.9 118.7 1.3%
Marinette 3,543 15,608 325 45 0 8,654.6 109.9 1.3%
Marquette 1,153 5,244 149 18 3 7,497.7 117.1 1.6%
Menominee 716 3,661 2 10 0 16,339.6 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 84,711 410,563 6,913 983 19 8,969.1 104.1 1.2%
Monroe 3,453 16,259 57 25 0 7,506.8 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,768 14,576 341 38 4 9,925.7 100.1 1.0%
Oneida 2,791 13,539 79 47 3 7,771.6 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 16,143 71,248 1,447 158 2 8,782.9 86.0 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,334 34,610 770 51 4 7,168.4 57.7 0.8%
Pepin 674 2,652 19 5 0 9,171.3 68.0 0.7%
Pierce 2,920 14,462 667 30 5 7,013.3 72.1 1.0%
Polk 3,031 16,405 33 23 0 6,904.3 52.4 0.8%
Portage 5,543 23,254 370 51 3 7,838.1 72.1 0.9%
Price 943 4,802 72 5 0 6,829.4 36.2 0.5%
Racine 17,511 92,217 2,037 249 10 8,970.7 127.6 1.4%
Richland 1,096 7,910 30 13 0 6,187.9 73.4 1.2%
Rock 12,129 64,404 903 115 11 7,568.1 71.8 0.9%
Rusk 1,106 4,279 34 13 0 7,609.7 89.4 1.2%
Sauk 4,496 31,920 202 27 4 7,172.3 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,218 7,162 23 11 0 7,351.1 66.4 0.9%
Shawano 4,188 15,011 391 57 10 10,150.3 138.1 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,316 40,272 511 93 3 9,881.7 81.2 0.8%
St. Croix 5,419 30,258 1,128 27 1 6,146.2 30.6 0.5%
Taylor 1,592 5,067 184 14 5 7,735.7 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,975 10,539 77 29 1 10,142.5 98.9 1.0%
Vernon 1,538 11,382 42 30 0 5,078.1 99.1 2.0%
Vilas 1,602 7,438 67 21 2 7,397.5 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,652 36,498 1,786 94 8 7,457.0 91.6 1.2%
Washburn 1,031 5,461 64 12 2 6,503.5 75.7 1.2%
Washington 11,710 45,859 1,475 97 5 8,707.2 72.1 0.8%
Waukesha 34,234 147,462 3,018 344 26 8,587.7 86.3 1.0%
Waupaca 4,132 17,318 650 98 35 7,987.5 189.4 2.4%
Waushara 1,914 9,758 153 17 1 7,877.2 70.0 0.9%
Winnebago 15,119 70,055 1,902 149 16 8,928.0 88.0 1.0%
Wood 5,667 26,488 355 48 10 7,655.4 64.8 0.8%

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