Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Active Hospitalizations Climbing Again

For first time in over a month, the number of people hospitalized is up week over week.

By - Jan 4th, 2021 09:08 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,407 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 3,912 processed tests. It’s the lowest testing total reported since August 31st, 126 days ago.

The seven-day case total stands at 15,785, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 44,934, 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 35.13%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 30.63%. 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 1,122 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 53 from a day prior and nine from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,593.

DHS reported 51 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 21,580 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 669 in the past week.

DHS reported nine new deaths. A total of 4,884 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 985 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 39.4, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 50.27.

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 16,590.6 cases per 100,000 residents up from 16,362.4). Dodge County has recorded 11,748.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,731.4). 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, 9,090 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,078.6).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,440.3 (up from 8,416). 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 1,320 6,793 132 11 2 6,440.6 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,015 6,073 52 16 0 6,398.5 100.9 1.6%
Barron 4,549 16,859 110 57 0 9,915.0 124.2 1.3%
Bayfield 938 5,863 32 18 0 6,169.4 118.4 1.9%
Brown 26,467 115,177 1,548 162 11 10,166.8 62.2 0.6%
Buffalo 1,010 4,447 26 7 0 7,476.5 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 1,008 5,336 106 19 0 6,525.5 123.0 1.9%
Calumet 4,732 17,873 357 35 2 9,192.6 68.0 0.7%
Chippewa 6,004 25,225 102 66 2 9,349.1 102.8 1.1%
Clark 2,844 9,294 323 51 4 8,186.3 146.8 1.8%
Columbia 4,287 24,136 300 32 6 7,504.2 56.0 0.7%
Crawford 1,562 6,729 46 12 0 9,435.2 72.5 0.8%
Dane 34,013 295,937 1,194 182 17 6,435.8 34.4 0.5%
Dodge 10,480 36,820 621 125 17 11,748.2 140.1 1.2%
Door 2,067 12,372 165 13 2 7,368.7 46.3 0.6%
Douglas 3,125 15,894 427 17 13 7,122.7 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,580 16,057 255 24 0 7,995.2 53.6 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,427 42,339 233 79 10 9,161.9 76.8 0.8%
Florence 399 1,458 26 12 0 9,025.1 271.4 3.0%
Fond du Lac 10,612 38,904 796 67 8 10,265.7 64.8 0.6%
Forest 858 3,666 59 22 2 9,344.4 239.6 2.6%
Grant 4,158 20,708 438 77 5 7,939.1 147.0 1.9%
Green 2,373 14,028 65 10 2 6,437.2 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,402 6,765 354 10 3 7,344.9 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,689 9,771 75 8 1 7,096.9 33.6 0.5%
Iron 423 2,236 109 18 17 7,238.2 308.0 4.3%
Jackson 2,401 9,501 37 18 0 11,630.5 87.2 0.7%
Jefferson 6,758 31,692 640 57 4 7,981.1 67.3 0.8%
Juneau 2,507 13,427 62 10 0 9,316.9 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,513 64,421 1,547 217 10 7,438.0 129.0 1.7%
Kewaunee 2,084 6,512 118 24 1 10,094.9 116.3 1.2%
La Crosse 10,307 45,692 497 58 0 8,710.2 49.0 0.6%
Lafayette 1,253 5,672 107 5 1 7,421.7 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,804 6,143 135 30 10 9,121.7 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,513 9,246 147 46 14 8,835.5 161.7 1.8%
Manitowoc 6,173 26,013 895 51 6 7,691.8 63.5 0.8%
Marathon 12,111 44,437 1,123 160 23 8,988.4 118.7 1.3%
Marinette 3,575 15,684 331 45 0 8,732.7 109.9 1.3%
Marquette 1,165 5,281 149 18 3 7,575.8 117.1 1.5%
Menominee 727 3,662 2 10 0 16,590.6 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 85,853 413,147 7,008 985 19 9,090.0 104.3 1.1%
Monroe 3,510 16,369 59 25 0 7,630.8 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,843 14,683 335 38 4 10,123.3 100.1 1.0%
Oneida 2,831 13,615 80 47 3 7,882.9 130.9 1.7%
Outagamie 16,375 71,726 1,464 159 2 8,909.1 86.5 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,406 34,882 769 51 4 7,249.9 57.7 0.8%
Pepin 681 2,673 19 5 0 9,266.6 68.0 0.7%
Pierce 2,970 14,516 675 30 5 7,133.4 72.1 1.0%
Polk 3,107 16,539 36 23 0 7,077.4 52.4 0.7%
Portage 5,629 23,421 375 52 3 7,959.7 73.5 0.9%
Price 956 4,834 71 5 0 6,923.5 36.2 0.5%
Racine 17,823 92,561 2,072 249 10 9,130.5 127.6 1.4%
Richland 1,117 7,931 31 13 0 6,306.5 73.4 1.2%
Rock 12,327 64,878 940 115 10 7,691.6 71.8 0.9%
Rusk 1,116 4,291 34 13 0 7,678.5 89.4 1.2%
Sauk 4,553 32,036 210 27 4 7,263.2 43.1 0.6%
Sawyer 1,252 7,201 25 12 0 7,556.3 72.4 1.0%
Shawano 4,220 15,127 413 57 10 10,227.8 138.1 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,483 40,581 517 94 3 10,027.5 82.1 0.8%
St. Croix 5,483 30,443 1,156 28 1 6,218.7 31.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,604 5,098 184 14 5 7,794.0 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 3,026 10,611 77 29 1 10,316.4 98.9 1.0%
Vernon 1,561 11,464 45 30 0 5,154.0 99.1 1.9%
Vilas 1,617 7,472 67 21 2 7,466.8 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,755 36,736 1,806 95 8 7,557.4 92.6 1.2%
Washburn 1,046 5,499 70 12 2 6,598.1 75.7 1.1%
Washington 11,830 46,150 1,482 97 5 8,796.5 72.1 0.8%
Waukesha 34,541 148,624 3,059 344 26 8,664.7 86.3 1.0%
Waupaca 4,183 17,433 671 98 35 8,086.1 189.4 2.3%
Waushara 1,929 9,807 157 17 1 7,938.9 70.0 0.9%
Winnebago 15,320 70,545 1,926 152 16 9,046.7 89.8 1.0%
Wood 5,758 26,644 359 48 10 7,778.3 64.8 0.8%

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