Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases and Testing Rising

Number of people newly hospitalized also increasing

By - Jan 9th, 2021 05:03 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 3,046 new COVID-19 cases Saturday from 8,614 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 20,973, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 56,046, 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 37.42%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 35.62%. 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 1,002 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 52 from a day prior and 16 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,484.

DHS reported 120 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 22,326 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 877 in the past week.

DHS reported 36 new deaths. A total of 5,155 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 994 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 40.37, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 51.63.

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 17,092.7 cases per 100,000 residents up from 17,047). Dodge County has recorded 11,967.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,824.2). 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, 9,385.9 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,343.1).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,736.4 (up from 8,683.7). 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 1,376 6,918 145 11 2 6,713.8 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,054 6,150 57 16 0 6,644.4 100.9 1.5%
Barron 4,705 17,124 112 58 0 10,255.0 126.4 1.2%
Bayfield 960 5,961 32 18 0 6,314.1 118.4 1.9%
Brown 27,466 116,673 1,676 168 11 10,550.5 64.5 0.6%
Buffalo 1,078 4,530 27 7 0 7,979.9 51.8 0.6%
Burnett 1,032 5,394 114 21 0 6,680.9 135.9 2.0%
Calumet 4,876 18,163 385 37 2 9,472.4 71.9 0.8%
Chippewa 6,227 25,555 115 70 2 9,696.4 109.0 1.1%
Clark 2,914 9,434 330 54 4 8,387.8 155.4 1.9%
Columbia 4,445 24,369 327 33 6 7,780.8 57.8 0.7%
Crawford 1,588 6,815 46 13 0 9,592.3 78.5 0.8%
Dane 35,189 298,198 1,331 211 19 6,658.3 39.9 0.6%
Dodge 10,676 37,277 660 126 17 11,967.9 141.2 1.2%
Door 2,158 12,563 169 15 2 7,693.1 53.5 0.7%
Douglas 3,254 16,162 482 17 13 7,416.7 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,698 16,286 287 25 0 8,258.7 55.8 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,720 43,060 256 87 10 9,446.7 84.6 0.9%
Florence 408 1,469 26 12 0 9,228.7 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 10,913 39,463 850 71 8 10,556.9 68.7 0.7%
Forest 886 3,732 63 22 3 9,649.3 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,248 20,852 505 77 5 8,110.9 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,444 14,275 67 10 4 6,629.8 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,423 6,837 372 14 3 7,454.9 73.3 1.0%
Iowa 1,723 9,869 80 8 1 7,239.8 33.6 0.5%
Iron 434 2,262 110 18 17 7,426.4 308.0 4.1%
Jackson 2,463 9,564 38 18 0 11,930.8 87.2 0.7%
Jefferson 7,000 32,045 716 60 5 8,266.9 70.9 0.9%
Juneau 2,657 13,561 72 11 1 9,874.4 40.9 0.4%
Kenosha 13,069 65,113 1,589 241 11 7,768.5 143.3 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,166 6,568 128 24 1 10,492.2 116.3 1.1%
La Crosse 10,691 46,395 519 63 0 9,034.7 53.2 0.6%
Lafayette 1,275 5,743 115 5 1 7,552.0 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,839 6,209 139 30 10 9,298.7 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,633 9,399 176 49 14 9,257.4 172.3 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,424 26,392 948 55 8 8,004.6 68.5 0.9%
Marathon 12,492 45,223 1,170 161 24 9,271.1 119.5 1.3%
Marinette 3,668 15,946 350 51 0 8,959.9 124.6 1.4%
Marquette 1,192 5,378 154 20 4 7,751.3 130.1 1.7%
Menominee 749 3,690 2 10 0 17,092.7 228.2 1.3%
Milwaukee 88,648 418,358 7,395 994 20 9,385.9 105.2 1.1%
Monroe 3,675 16,607 67 25 0 7,989.5 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,935 15,038 356 41 4 10,365.6 108.0 1.0%
Oneida 2,923 13,689 105 47 4 8,139.1 130.9 1.6%
Outagamie 17,006 72,949 1,653 164 2 9,252.4 89.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,688 35,477 805 58 4 7,569.0 65.6 0.9%
Pepin 713 2,706 19 6 0 9,702.0 81.6 0.8%
Pierce 3,089 14,724 715 30 5 7,419.2 72.1 1.0%
Polk 3,257 16,769 41 29 0 7,419.1 66.1 0.9%
Portage 5,786 23,794 415 54 3 8,181.7 76.4 0.9%
Price 980 4,893 73 6 0 7,097.3 43.5 0.6%
Racine 18,555 93,251 2,229 268 14 9,505.5 137.3 1.4%
Richland 1,166 7,973 33 13 0 6,583.1 73.4 1.1%
Rock 12,764 65,913 1,123 122 9 7,964.3 76.1 1.0%
Rusk 1,156 4,349 35 14 0 7,953.8 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,704 32,299 218 31 5 7,504.1 49.5 0.7%
Sawyer 1,290 7,316 27 17 0 7,785.6 102.6 1.3%
Shawano 4,309 15,369 443 60 11 10,443.5 145.4 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,811 41,178 548 96 3 10,313.9 83.8 0.8%
St. Croix 5,660 31,051 1,258 32 2 6,419.5 36.3 0.6%
Taylor 1,645 5,155 187 14 5 7,993.2 68.0 0.9%
Trempealeau 3,102 10,757 79 30 1 10,575.5 102.3 1.0%
Vernon 1,626 11,542 51 31 0 5,368.6 102.4 1.9%
Vilas 1,703 7,594 79 27 2 7,863.9 124.7 1.6%
Walworth 8,051 37,074 1,955 105 9 7,845.8 102.3 1.3%
Washburn 1,093 5,608 76 15 2 6,894.6 94.6 1.4%
Washington 12,368 46,952 1,547 103 5 9,196.5 76.6 0.8%
Waukesha 36,290 151,020 3,414 373 30 9,103.4 93.6 1.0%
Waupaca 4,301 17,691 731 100 37 8,314.2 193.3 2.3%
Waushara 1,953 9,909 179 20 1 8,037.7 82.3 1.0%
Winnebago 15,660 71,390 2,100 159 16 9,247.4 93.9 1.0%
Wood 5,938 27,094 380 54 10 8,021.5 72.9 0.9%

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