Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

3,791 New COVID-19 Cases

First day with over 10,000 tests processed in two weeks.

By - Jan 7th, 2021 09:06 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 3,791 new COVID-19 cases Thursday from 10,148 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 17,436, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 50,177, 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 34.75%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 32.85%. 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 1,077 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 51 from a day prior, but an increase of 31 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,556.

DHS reported 99 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 22,070 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 720 in the past week.

DHS reported 40 new deaths. A total of 5,079 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 993 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 42.43, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 49.8.

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 16,910.1 cases per 100,000 residents up from 16,773.2). Dodge County has recorded 11,880.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,822.2). 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, 9,289.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,226.7).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,623.7 (up from 8,558.1). 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 1,356 6,880 142 11 2 6,616.2 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,036 6,102 55 16 0 6,530.9 100.9 1.5%
Barron 4,629 17,012 111 58 0 10,089.4 126.4 1.3%
Bayfield 951 5,912 32 18 0 6,254.9 118.4 1.9%
Brown 27,148 116,164 1,628 167 11 10,428.3 64.1 0.6%
Buffalo 1,054 4,501 27 7 0 7,802.2 51.8 0.7%
Burnett 1,020 5,361 113 21 0 6,603.2 135.9 2.1%
Calumet 4,809 18,038 368 36 2 9,342.2 69.9 0.7%
Chippewa 6,093 25,432 115 67 2 9,487.7 104.3 1.1%
Clark 2,886 9,403 327 53 4 8,307.2 152.6 1.8%
Columbia 4,381 24,287 316 33 6 7,668.7 57.8 0.8%
Crawford 1,578 6,786 47 13 0 9,531.9 78.5 0.8%
Dane 34,723 297,069 1,254 203 19 6,570.2 38.4 0.6%
Dodge 10,598 37,094 634 126 17 11,880.5 141.2 1.2%
Door 2,134 12,487 170 15 2 7,607.6 53.5 0.7%
Douglas 3,209 16,085 463 17 13 7,314.1 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,652 16,195 279 24 0 8,156.0 53.6 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,630 42,738 240 83 10 9,359.2 80.7 0.9%
Florence 407 1,464 26 12 0 9,206.1 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 10,767 39,169 837 70 8 10,415.7 67.7 0.7%
Forest 879 3,708 62 22 3 9,573.1 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,227 20,767 484 77 5 8,070.8 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,405 14,173 66 11 2 6,524.0 29.8 0.5%
Green Lake 1,415 6,804 367 10 3 7,413.0 52.4 0.7%
Iowa 1,714 9,856 77 8 1 7,202.0 33.6 0.5%
Iron 427 2,251 111 18 17 7,306.6 308.0 4.2%
Jackson 2,439 9,533 37 18 0 11,814.6 87.2 0.7%
Jefferson 6,860 31,914 680 59 5 8,101.6 69.7 0.9%
Juneau 2,590 13,495 66 10 0 9,625.4 37.2 0.4%
Kenosha 12,849 64,843 1,551 232 10 7,637.7 137.9 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,139 6,535 122 24 1 10,361.4 116.3 1.1%
La Crosse 10,545 46,117 519 63 0 8,911.3 53.2 0.6%
Lafayette 1,264 5,712 113 5 1 7,486.8 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,830 6,181 138 30 10 9,253.2 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,569 9,327 171 49 14 9,032.4 172.3 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,300 26,266 942 51 6 7,850.1 63.5 0.8%
Marathon 12,349 44,922 1,160 161 24 9,165.0 119.5 1.3%
Marinette 3,621 15,803 342 51 0 8,845.1 124.6 1.4%
Marquette 1,188 5,335 150 18 3 7,725.3 117.1 1.5%
Menominee 741 3,681 2 10 0 16,910.1 228.2 1.3%
Milwaukee 87,736 416,275 7,262 993 20 9,289.4 105.1 1.1%
Monroe 3,621 16,501 61 25 0 7,872.1 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,900 14,785 357 41 4 10,273.4 108.0 1.1%
Oneida 2,878 13,712 94 47 4 8,013.8 130.9 1.6%
Outagamie 16,679 72,358 1,567 164 2 9,074.5 89.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,595 35,255 798 58 4 7,463.8 65.6 0.9%
Pepin 697 2,690 19 6 0 9,484.3 81.6 0.9%
Pierce 3,054 14,645 685 30 5 7,335.2 72.1 1.0%
Polk 3,187 16,658 40 25 0 7,259.7 56.9 0.8%
Portage 5,736 23,661 398 53 3 8,111.0 74.9 0.9%
Price 970 4,870 73 5 0 7,024.9 36.2 0.5%
Racine 18,319 92,906 2,183 266 12 9,384.6 136.3 1.5%
Richland 1,148 7,952 32 13 0 6,481.5 73.4 1.1%
Rock 12,573 65,460 1,061 119 9 7,845.1 74.3 0.9%
Rusk 1,143 4,320 34 14 0 7,864.3 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,626 32,194 211 31 5 7,379.6 49.5 0.7%
Sawyer 1,273 7,272 33 14 0 7,683.0 84.5 1.1%
Shawano 4,275 15,239 436 59 10 10,361.1 143.0 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,665 40,930 531 96 3 10,186.4 83.8 0.8%
St. Croix 5,608 30,805 1,221 28 1 6,360.5 31.8 0.5%
Taylor 1,626 5,133 186 14 5 7,900.9 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 3,074 10,714 80 30 1 10,480.0 102.3 1.0%
Vernon 1,607 11,510 48 30 0 5,305.9 99.1 1.9%
Vilas 1,667 7,530 75 21 2 7,697.6 97.0 1.3%
Walworth 7,945 36,996 1,895 104 9 7,742.5 101.3 1.3%
Washburn 1,070 5,566 73 15 2 6,749.5 94.6 1.4%
Washington 12,194 46,709 1,534 102 5 9,067.1 75.8 0.8%
Waukesha 35,778 150,045 3,329 369 27 8,975.0 92.6 1.0%
Waupaca 4,233 17,543 713 99 37 8,182.7 191.4 2.3%
Waushara 1,938 9,850 172 19 1 7,976.0 78.2 1.0%
Winnebago 15,471 70,990 2,048 158 16 9,135.8 93.3 1.0%
Wood 5,840 26,934 377 54 10 7,889.1 72.9 0.9%

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