Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

9% of Milwaukee County Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

State reports a single death in past 24 hours related to disease.

By - Jan 2nd, 2021 08:22 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,078 new COVID-19 cases Saturday from 5,045 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 15,554, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 46,507, 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 33.44%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 28.33%. 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 1,018 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of eight from a day prior, but a decrease of 63 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,754.

DHS reported 49 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 21,449 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 715 in the past week.

DHS reported one new death. A total of 4,860 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 984 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 43.6, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 48.67.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 19th 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 (no change). Dodge County has recorded 11,715.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,700). Jackson, Shawano, Trempealeau, Brown, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Barron, Crawford, Forest, Chippewa, Langlade, Calumet and Juneau are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 9,055.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,016).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,373.7 (up from 8,355). 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 1,316 6,781 122 11 2 6,421.1 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,009 6,062 54 16 0 6,360.7 100.9 1.6%
Barron 4,513 16,831 108 57 0 9,836.5 124.2 1.3%
Bayfield 932 5,843 32 18 0 6,130.0 118.4 1.9%
Brown 26,288 114,982 1,534 162 11 10,098.0 62.2 0.6%
Buffalo 986 4,425 26 7 0 7,298.8 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 995 5,326 106 19 0 6,441.4 123.0 1.9%
Calumet 4,704 17,837 350 35 2 9,138.2 68.0 0.7%
Chippewa 5,923 25,161 102 65 2 9,223.0 101.2 1.1%
Clark 2,837 9,281 319 51 4 8,166.1 146.8 1.8%
Columbia 4,247 24,088 297 32 6 7,434.2 56.0 0.8%
Crawford 1,556 6,713 46 12 0 9,399.0 72.5 0.8%
Dane 33,539 295,259 1,193 183 17 6,346.1 34.6 0.5%
Dodge 10,451 36,775 616 125 17 11,715.7 140.1 1.2%
Door 2,041 12,351 163 13 2 7,276.0 46.3 0.6%
Douglas 3,107 15,861 429 17 13 7,081.6 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,546 16,020 254 23 0 7,919.2 51.4 0.6%
Eau Claire 9,295 42,200 227 76 10 9,033.7 73.9 0.8%
Florence 398 1,458 24 12 0 9,002.5 271.4 3.0%
Fond du Lac 10,494 38,825 799 67 8 10,151.6 64.8 0.6%
Forest 857 3,665 59 22 2 9,333.5 239.6 2.6%
Grant 4,130 20,678 442 77 5 7,885.6 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,365 13,984 65 10 2 6,415.5 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,397 6,754 346 10 3 7,318.7 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,671 9,749 75 7 1 7,021.3 29.4 0.4%
Iron 422 2,230 108 18 17 7,221.1 308.0 4.3%
Jackson 2,399 9,492 37 18 0 11,620.8 87.2 0.8%
Jefferson 6,728 31,643 639 57 4 7,945.7 67.3 0.8%
Juneau 2,488 13,415 45 10 0 9,246.3 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,401 64,271 1,533 216 10 7,371.4 128.4 1.7%
Kewaunee 2,068 6,500 118 24 1 10,017.4 116.3 1.2%
La Crosse 10,160 45,536 493 56 0 8,585.9 47.3 0.6%
Lafayette 1,250 5,656 107 5 1 7,403.9 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,800 6,134 133 30 10 9,101.5 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,474 9,228 141 46 14 8,698.4 161.7 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,101 25,941 879 51 6 7,602.1 63.5 0.8%
Marathon 12,013 44,356 1,121 160 23 8,915.6 118.7 1.3%
Marinette 3,561 15,663 327 45 0 8,698.5 109.9 1.3%
Marquette 1,161 5,264 149 18 3 7,549.7 117.1 1.6%
Menominee 716 3,653 2 10 0 16,339.6 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 85,527 412,533 6,946 984 19 9,055.5 104.2 1.2%
Monroe 3,489 16,331 59 25 0 7,585.1 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,773 14,655 343 38 4 9,938.9 100.1 1.0%
Oneida 2,815 13,592 80 47 3 7,838.4 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 16,166 71,581 1,458 159 2 8,795.4 86.5 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,347 34,747 768 51 4 7,183.1 57.7 0.8%
Pepin 681 2,666 19 5 0 9,266.6 68.0 0.7%
Pierce 2,948 14,497 672 30 5 7,080.6 72.1 1.0%
Polk 3,044 16,515 36 23 0 6,933.9 52.4 0.8%
Portage 5,594 23,372 371 51 3 7,910.2 72.1 0.9%
Price 943 4,827 72 5 0 6,829.4 36.2 0.5%
Racine 17,628 92,467 2,044 249 10 9,030.6 127.6 1.4%
Richland 1,110 7,926 30 13 0 6,266.9 73.4 1.2%
Rock 12,250 64,741 925 115 11 7,643.6 71.8 0.9%
Rusk 1,111 4,287 34 13 0 7,644.1 89.4 1.2%
Sauk 4,511 32,021 202 27 4 7,196.2 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,232 7,197 26 11 0 7,435.6 66.4 0.9%
Shawano 4,205 15,074 394 57 10 10,191.5 138.1 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,412 40,462 516 94 3 9,965.5 82.1 0.8%
St. Croix 5,455 30,376 1,148 27 1 6,187.0 30.6 0.5%
Taylor 1,595 5,098 184 14 5 7,750.2 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 2,988 10,575 77 29 1 10,186.8 98.9 1.0%
Vernon 1,552 11,424 45 30 0 5,124.3 99.1 1.9%
Vilas 1,609 7,465 67 21 2 7,429.8 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,653 36,669 1,786 95 8 7,458.0 92.6 1.2%
Washburn 1,041 5,486 72 12 2 6,566.6 75.7 1.2%
Washington 11,748 46,035 1,481 97 5 8,735.5 72.1 0.8%
Waukesha 34,235 148,325 3,020 344 26 8,587.9 86.3 1.0%
Waupaca 4,162 17,387 650 98 35 8,045.5 189.4 2.4%
Waushara 1,922 9,790 153 17 1 7,910.1 70.0 0.9%
Winnebago 15,294 70,414 1,912 150 16 9,031.3 88.6 1.0%
Wood 5,706 26,607 357 48 10 7,708.1 64.8 0.8%

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