Over 1,000 Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19 Again
Figure more than double where it was most of the summer.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,456 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 5,454 processed tests.
The number of people actively hospitalized with a case of the disease also bounced back up over 1,000. It went below 1,000 for the first since October 13th on Sunday. The total has trended downward from over 2,000 in mid-November. Until September it was consistently under 400.
The seven-day case total stands at 20,408, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 60,462, 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.
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 1,017 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 18 from a day prior, but a decrease of 105 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,384.
DHS reported 56 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 22,434 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 854 in the past week.
The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 37.37, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 50.87.
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 17,115.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 17,092.7). Dodge County has recorded 12,021.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,994.8). 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, 9,439.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,416.7).
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,768.1 (up from 8,768.1). 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.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
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 ††|
|Fond du Lac||10,983||39,622||858||71||8||10,624.6||68.7||0.6%|
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