Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

3,403 New COVID-19 Cases, 95 Deaths

Average daily death total is lower than it was a month ago.

By - Jan 5th, 2021 06:57 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 3,403 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 8,508 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 16,804, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 47,425, 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 35.43%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 31.14%. 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 1,102 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 20 from a day prior and an increase of 20 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,593.

DHS reported 216 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 21,796 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 715 in the past week.

DHS reported 95 new deaths. A total of 4,979 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 42, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 48.77.

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 16,681.9 cases per 100,000 residents up from 16,590.6). Dodge County has recorded 11,761.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,748.2). Jackson, Shawano, Trempealeau, Brown, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Barron, Crawford, Forest, Chippewa, Langlade, Calumet, Juneau and Florence are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 9,151.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,090).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,499.2 (up from 8,440.3). 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 6,809 141 11 2 6,440.6 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,022 6,066 54 16 0 6,442.7 100.9 1.6%
Barron 4,567 16,901 108 57 0 9,954.2 124.2 1.2%
Bayfield 940 5,870 33 18 0 6,182.6 118.4 1.9%
Brown 26,810 115,541 1,567 166 11 10,298.5 63.8 0.6%
Buffalo 1,023 4,456 26 7 0 7,572.7 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 1,009 5,336 113 21 0 6,532.0 135.9 2.1%
Calumet 4,751 17,926 359 35 2 9,229.5 68.0 0.7%
Chippewa 6,015 25,275 103 67 2 9,366.2 104.3 1.1%
Clark 2,859 9,343 322 51 4 8,229.5 146.8 1.8%
Columbia 4,307 24,157 307 32 6 7,539.2 56.0 0.7%
Crawford 1,564 6,741 45 12 0 9,447.3 72.5 0.8%
Dane 34,142 296,167 1,200 190 18 6,460.2 36.0 0.6%
Dodge 10,492 36,873 629 126 17 11,761.7 141.2 1.2%
Door 2,072 12,384 168 14 2 7,386.5 49.9 0.7%
Douglas 3,170 16,000 444 17 13 7,225.2 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,595 16,095 256 24 0 8,028.7 53.6 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,464 42,460 234 80 10 9,197.9 77.8 0.8%
Florence 405 1,460 26 12 0 9,160.8 271.4 3.0%
Fond du Lac 10,652 38,952 806 69 8 10,304.4 66.7 0.6%
Forest 867 3,675 62 22 2 9,442.4 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,174 20,724 446 77 5 7,969.6 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,373 14,061 65 11 2 6,437.2 29.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,407 6,771 360 10 3 7,371.1 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,699 9,802 76 8 1 7,139.0 33.6 0.5%
Iron 423 2,238 110 18 17 7,238.2 308.0 4.3%
Jackson 2,415 9,508 37 18 0 11,698.3 87.2 0.7%
Jefferson 6,778 31,744 643 57 4 8,004.7 67.3 0.8%
Juneau 2,533 13,430 62 10 0 9,413.6 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,656 64,584 1,535 226 9 7,523.0 134.3 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,109 6,525 120 24 1 10,216.0 116.3 1.1%
La Crosse 10,386 45,824 510 59 0 8,776.9 49.9 0.6%
Lafayette 1,254 5,687 109 5 1 7,427.6 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,816 6,156 135 30 10 9,182.4 151.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,530 9,269 156 49 14 8,895.3 172.3 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,195 26,062 909 51 6 7,719.2 63.5 0.8%
Marathon 12,201 44,622 1,128 160 23 9,055.2 118.7 1.3%
Marinette 3,584 15,732 336 48 0 8,754.7 117.3 1.3%
Marquette 1,169 5,293 150 18 3 7,601.8 117.1 1.5%
Menominee 731 3,671 2 10 0 16,681.9 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 86,434 413,914 7,075 988 20 9,151.5 104.6 1.1%
Monroe 3,549 16,402 59 25 0 7,715.6 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,850 14,706 341 40 4 10,141.7 105.4 1.0%
Oneida 2,857 13,639 86 47 3 7,955.3 130.9 1.6%
Outagamie 16,451 71,880 1,506 161 2 8,950.5 87.6 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,465 34,962 775 54 4 7,316.7 61.1 0.8%
Pepin 686 2,678 19 5 0 9,334.6 68.0 0.7%
Pierce 2,993 14,554 676 30 5 7,188.7 72.1 1.0%
Polk 3,127 16,569 37 23 0 7,123.0 52.4 0.7%
Portage 5,656 23,478 384 53 3 7,997.9 74.9 0.9%
Price 965 4,845 71 5 0 6,988.7 36.2 0.5%
Racine 18,068 92,612 2,116 256 11 9,256.0 131.1 1.4%
Richland 1,120 7,929 31 13 0 6,323.4 73.4 1.2%
Rock 12,427 65,027 984 118 9 7,754.0 73.6 0.9%
Rusk 1,121 4,306 34 13 0 7,712.9 89.4 1.2%
Sauk 4,573 32,052 209 29 4 7,295.1 46.3 0.6%
Sawyer 1,255 7,219 29 12 0 7,574.4 72.4 1.0%
Shawano 4,236 15,165 416 59 10 10,266.6 143.0 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,514 40,640 529 94 3 10,054.6 82.1 0.8%
St. Croix 5,520 30,625 1,164 28 1 6,260.7 31.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,606 5,110 185 14 5 7,803.7 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 3,037 10,637 77 30 1 10,353.9 102.3 1.0%
Vernon 1,568 11,453 45 30 0 5,177.1 99.1 1.9%
Vilas 1,633 7,487 67 21 2 7,540.6 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,839 36,767 1,832 99 8 7,639.2 96.5 1.3%
Washburn 1,051 5,515 70 13 2 6,629.7 82.0 1.2%
Washington 11,925 46,373 1,496 100 5 8,867.1 74.4 0.8%
Waukesha 35,046 149,070 3,187 358 26 8,791.3 89.8 1.0%
Waupaca 4,194 17,459 690 98 36 8,107.3 189.4 2.3%
Waushara 1,930 9,813 161 19 1 7,943.0 78.2 1.0%
Winnebago 15,378 70,657 1,940 155 16 9,080.9 91.5 1.0%
Wood 5,788 26,752 366 53 10 7,818.9 71.6 0.9%

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