Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total in 111 Days

2,446 new cases reported Sunday.

By - Jan 3rd, 2021 08:29 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,446 new COVID-19 cases Sunday from 4,588 processed tests. It’s the lowest testing total reported since September 14th, 111 days ago.

The seven-day case total stands at 15,713, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 46,193, 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 34.02%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 29.85%. 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 1,069 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 51 from a day prior, but a decrease of 19 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,660.

DHS reported 80 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 21,529 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 700 in the past week.

DHS reported five new deaths. A total of 4,875 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 41.67, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 48.97.

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 16,362.4 cases per 100,000 residents up from 16,339.6). Dodge County has recorded 11,731.4 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,715.7). 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, 9,078.6 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,055.5).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,416 (up from 8,373.7). 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 1,318 6,790 127 11 2 6,430.8 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,013 6,066 53 16 0 6,385.9 100.9 1.6%
Barron 4,534 16,855 110 57 0 9,882.3 124.2 1.3%
Bayfield 936 5,849 32 18 0 6,156.3 118.4 1.9%
Brown 26,463 115,107 1,540 162 11 10,165.2 62.2 0.6%
Buffalo 1,005 4,435 25 7 0 7,439.5 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 1,006 5,333 106 19 0 6,512.6 123.0 1.9%
Calumet 4,722 17,851 353 35 2 9,173.2 68.0 0.7%
Chippewa 5,972 25,192 102 66 2 9,299.3 102.8 1.1%
Clark 2,841 9,290 321 51 4 8,177.7 146.8 1.8%
Columbia 4,264 24,114 298 32 6 7,463.9 56.0 0.8%
Crawford 1,560 6,722 46 12 0 9,423.1 72.5 0.8%
Dane 33,807 295,450 1,193 182 17 6,396.8 34.4 0.5%
Dodge 10,465 36,799 619 125 17 11,731.4 140.1 1.2%
Door 2,065 12,363 164 13 2 7,361.6 46.3 0.6%
Douglas 3,118 15,882 428 17 13 7,106.7 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,571 16,041 255 24 0 7,975.1 53.6 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,375 42,262 228 77 10 9,111.4 74.8 0.8%
Florence 399 1,458 24 12 0 9,025.1 271.4 3.0%
Fond du Lac 10,505 38,859 796 67 8 10,162.2 64.8 0.6%
Forest 858 3,666 59 22 2 9,344.4 239.6 2.6%
Grant 4,141 20,688 442 77 5 7,906.6 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,365 14,000 65 10 2 6,415.5 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,400 6,757 354 10 3 7,334.5 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,678 9,763 75 7 1 7,050.7 29.4 0.4%
Iron 423 2,235 109 18 17 7,238.2 308.0 4.3%
Jackson 2,399 9,496 37 18 0 11,620.8 87.2 0.8%
Jefferson 6,732 31,649 639 57 4 7,950.4 67.3 0.8%
Juneau 2,500 13,424 57 10 0 9,290.9 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,488 64,340 1,544 217 10 7,423.1 129.0 1.7%
Kewaunee 2,084 6,507 118 24 1 10,094.9 116.3 1.2%
La Crosse 10,229 45,610 494 56 0 8,644.2 47.3 0.5%
Lafayette 1,253 5,665 107 5 1 7,421.7 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,803 6,134 134 30 10 9,116.7 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,506 9,236 141 46 14 8,810.9 161.7 1.8%
Manitowoc 6,158 25,985 888 51 6 7,673.1 63.5 0.8%
Marathon 12,092 44,424 1,118 160 23 8,974.3 118.7 1.3%
Marinette 3,565 15,678 327 45 0 8,708.3 109.9 1.3%
Marquette 1,164 5,265 149 18 3 7,569.3 117.1 1.5%
Menominee 717 3,654 2 10 0 16,362.4 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 85,745 412,841 6,988 984 19 9,078.6 104.2 1.1%
Monroe 3,497 16,351 59 25 0 7,602.5 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,829 14,678 338 38 4 10,086.4 100.1 1.0%
Oneida 2,830 13,610 80 47 3 7,880.2 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 16,335 71,618 1,458 159 2 8,887.4 86.5 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,398 34,819 769 51 4 7,240.8 57.7 0.8%
Pepin 681 2,668 19 5 0 9,266.6 68.0 0.7%
Pierce 2,964 14,506 672 30 5 7,119.0 72.1 1.0%
Polk 3,102 16,532 36 23 0 7,066.1 52.4 0.7%
Portage 5,610 23,394 373 52 3 7,932.8 73.5 0.9%
Price 956 4,831 71 5 0 6,923.5 36.2 0.5%
Racine 17,815 92,533 2,063 249 10 9,126.4 127.6 1.4%
Richland 1,110 7,930 31 13 0 6,266.9 73.4 1.2%
Rock 12,289 64,797 927 115 11 7,667.9 71.8 0.9%
Rusk 1,115 4,290 34 13 0 7,671.7 89.4 1.2%
Sauk 4,545 32,043 206 27 4 7,250.4 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,251 7,199 25 11 0 7,550.2 66.4 0.9%
Shawano 4,202 15,102 406 57 10 10,184.2 138.1 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,424 40,545 516 94 3 9,976.0 82.1 0.8%
St. Croix 5,473 30,419 1,152 28 1 6,207.4 31.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,603 5,097 184 14 5 7,789.1 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 3,007 10,594 77 29 1 10,251.6 98.9 1.0%
Vernon 1,560 11,451 45 30 0 5,150.7 99.1 1.9%
Vilas 1,609 7,468 67 21 2 7,429.8 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,721 36,695 1,784 95 8 7,524.2 92.6 1.2%
Washburn 1,045 5,497 70 12 2 6,591.8 75.7 1.1%
Washington 11,808 46,086 1,482 97 5 8,780.1 72.1 0.8%
Waukesha 34,365 148,410 3,024 344 26 8,620.5 86.3 1.0%
Waupaca 4,169 17,403 655 98 35 8,059.0 189.4 2.4%
Waushara 1,927 9,793 155 17 1 7,930.7 70.0 0.9%
Winnebago 15,306 70,442 1,911 150 16 9,038.4 88.6 1.0%
Wood 5,746 26,639 358 48 10 7,762.1 64.8 0.8%

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