Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

State Crosses 5,000 COVID-19 Deaths Threshold

3,406 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

By - Jan 6th, 2021 06:10 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 3,406 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday from 9,674 processed tests. The state also crossed the 5,000 death threshold, with 60 newly reported deaths.

The seven-day case total stands at 17,455, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 49,737, 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 35.09%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 31.72%. 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 1,128 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 26 from a day prior and 54 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,566.

DHS reported 175 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 21,971 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 764 in the past week.

DHS reported 60 new deaths. A total of 5,039 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 991 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 43.37, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 47.9.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 20th 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 16,773.2 cases per 100,000 residents up from 16,681.9). Dodge County has recorded 11,822.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,761.7). Jackson, Shawano, Trempealeau, Brown, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Barron, Crawford, Forest, Chippewa, Calumet and Juneau are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 9,226.7 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,151.5).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,558.1 (up from 8,499.2). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 538.9 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 1,346 6,848 143 11 2 6,567.5 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,030 6,069 53 16 0 6,493.1 100.9 1.6%
Barron 4,585 16,970 112 58 0 9,993.5 126.4 1.3%
Bayfield 949 5,882 32 18 0 6,241.8 118.4 1.9%
Brown 26,988 115,837 1,606 167 11 10,366.9 64.1 0.6%
Buffalo 1,041 4,473 27 7 0 7,706.0 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 1,016 5,353 115 21 0 6,577.3 135.9 2.1%
Calumet 4,777 17,976 365 35 2 9,280.1 68.0 0.7%
Chippewa 6,067 25,352 110 67 2 9,447.2 104.3 1.1%
Clark 2,866 9,375 324 53 4 8,249.6 152.6 1.8%
Columbia 4,342 24,205 315 33 6 7,600.5 57.8 0.8%
Crawford 1,569 6,763 45 12 0 9,477.5 72.5 0.8%
Dane 34,337 296,458 1,228 190 18 6,497.1 36.0 0.6%
Dodge 10,546 37,015 632 126 17 11,822.2 141.2 1.2%
Door 2,102 12,461 169 14 2 7,493.5 49.9 0.7%
Douglas 3,184 16,020 457 17 13 7,257.1 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,634 16,145 263 24 0 8,115.8 53.6 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,548 42,602 234 80 10 9,279.5 77.8 0.8%
Florence 406 1,460 26 12 0 9,183.4 271.4 3.0%
Fond du Lac 10,685 39,060 815 70 8 10,336.4 67.7 0.7%
Forest 867 3,692 62 22 2 9,442.4 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,201 20,751 468 77 5 8,021.2 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,394 14,132 65 11 2 6,494.1 29.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,408 6,790 365 10 3 7,376.4 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,709 9,833 76 8 1 7,181.0 33.6 0.5%
Iron 425 2,246 110 18 17 7,272.4 308.0 4.2%
Jackson 2,429 9,525 37 18 0 11,766.1 87.2 0.7%
Jefferson 6,833 31,840 647 59 4 8,069.7 69.7 0.9%
Juneau 2,573 13,467 65 10 0 9,562.2 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,774 64,707 1,528 229 10 7,593.1 136.1 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,120 6,536 120 24 1 10,269.3 116.3 1.1%
La Crosse 10,482 45,984 512 61 0 8,858.1 51.5 0.6%
Lafayette 1,262 5,699 112 5 1 7,475.0 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,819 6,169 136 30 10 9,197.6 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,549 9,302 170 49 14 8,962.1 172.3 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,245 26,169 923 51 6 7,781.5 63.5 0.8%
Marathon 12,275 44,747 1,147 161 24 9,110.1 119.5 1.3%
Marinette 3,594 15,765 340 50 0 8,779.1 122.1 1.4%
Marquette 1,178 5,309 150 18 3 7,660.3 117.1 1.5%
Menominee 735 3,675 2 10 0 16,773.2 228.2 1.4%
Milwaukee 87,144 415,215 7,140 991 20 9,226.7 104.9 1.1%
Monroe 3,593 16,454 60 25 0 7,811.2 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,872 14,758 348 41 4 10,199.7 108.0 1.1%
Oneida 2,869 13,683 90 47 4 7,988.8 130.9 1.6%
Outagamie 16,512 72,065 1,542 164 2 8,983.7 89.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,525 35,172 789 57 4 7,384.6 64.5 0.9%
Pepin 691 2,680 19 6 0 9,402.6 81.6 0.9%
Pierce 3,013 14,608 682 30 5 7,236.7 72.1 1.0%
Polk 3,167 16,607 40 23 0 7,214.1 52.4 0.7%
Portage 5,700 23,593 397 53 3 8,060.1 74.9 0.9%
Price 965 4,859 73 5 0 6,988.7 36.2 0.5%
Racine 18,168 92,776 2,146 266 12 9,307.2 136.3 1.5%
Richland 1,131 7,935 31 13 0 6,385.5 73.4 1.1%
Rock 12,500 65,261 1,016 119 9 7,799.6 74.3 1.0%
Rusk 1,125 4,313 34 14 0 7,740.5 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,602 32,094 210 30 5 7,341.4 47.9 0.7%
Sawyer 1,262 7,232 30 12 0 7,616.6 72.4 1.0%
Shawano 4,252 15,196 428 59 10 10,305.4 143.0 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,609 40,799 530 96 3 10,137.5 83.8 0.8%
St. Croix 5,560 30,713 1,204 28 2 6,306.1 31.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,616 5,123 185 14 5 7,852.3 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 3,058 10,689 79 30 1 10,425.5 102.3 1.0%
Vernon 1,582 11,492 46 30 0 5,223.4 99.1 1.9%
Vilas 1,648 7,507 67 21 2 7,609.9 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,890 36,846 1,873 103 9 7,688.9 100.4 1.3%
Washburn 1,062 5,532 73 15 2 6,699.0 94.6 1.4%
Washington 12,060 46,552 1,522 100 5 8,967.5 74.4 0.8%
Waukesha 35,313 149,665 3,259 366 27 8,858.3 91.8 1.0%
Waupaca 4,212 17,502 707 99 37 8,142.1 191.4 2.4%
Waushara 1,935 9,833 166 19 1 7,963.6 78.2 1.0%
Winnebago 15,404 70,775 1,992 157 16 9,096.3 92.7 1.0%
Wood 5,817 26,862 368 54 10 7,858.0 72.9 0.9%

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