Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Under 1,000 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19

First time state has been below 1,000 since October 13th

By - Jan 11th, 2021 12:18 am
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,832 new COVID-19 cases Sunday from 7,462 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 20,359, well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 58,920, 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 34.55%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 34.32%. 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 999 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of three from a day prior and 70 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,448.

DHS reported 52 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 22,379 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 849 in the past week.

DHS reported two new deaths. A total of 5,157 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 995 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 38.87, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 51.13.

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 (no change). Dodge County has recorded 11,994.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 11,967.9). 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, 9,416.7 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,385.9).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,768.1 (up from 8,736.4). 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 1,382 6,950 143 11 2 6,743.1 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,054 6,167 59 16 0 6,644.4 100.9 1.5%
Barron 4,724 17,167 113 58 0 10,296.4 126.4 1.2%
Bayfield 967 5,976 32 18 0 6,360.2 118.4 1.9%
Brown 27,535 116,940 1,740 168 11 10,577.0 64.5 0.6%
Buffalo 1,086 4,547 28 7 0 8,039.1 51.8 0.6%
Burnett 1,033 5,403 114 21 0 6,687.4 135.9 2.0%
Calumet 4,900 18,226 394 37 2 9,519.0 71.9 0.8%
Chippewa 6,264 25,622 115 70 2 9,754.0 109.0 1.1%
Clark 2,917 9,456 334 54 4 8,396.4 155.4 1.9%
Columbia 4,459 24,441 326 33 6 7,805.3 57.8 0.7%
Crawford 1,594 6,832 46 13 0 9,628.5 78.5 0.8%
Dane 35,391 298,787 1,337 211 19 6,696.6 39.9 0.6%
Dodge 10,700 37,334 660 126 17 11,994.8 141.2 1.2%
Door 2,168 12,579 170 15 2 7,728.8 53.5 0.7%
Douglas 3,263 16,208 481 17 13 7,437.2 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,712 16,340 290 25 0 8,290.0 55.8 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,789 43,265 254 87 10 9,513.8 84.6 0.9%
Florence 408 1,480 26 12 0 9,228.7 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 10,961 39,592 850 71 8 10,603.3 68.7 0.6%
Forest 886 3,740 63 22 3 9,649.3 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,260 20,881 511 77 6 8,133.8 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,455 14,303 68 10 4 6,659.6 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,425 6,844 374 14 3 7,465.4 73.3 1.0%
Iowa 1,728 9,883 81 8 1 7,260.8 33.6 0.5%
Iron 434 2,265 110 18 17 7,426.4 308.0 4.1%
Jackson 2,467 9,569 38 18 0 11,950.2 87.2 0.7%
Jefferson 7,033 32,149 717 60 5 8,305.9 70.9 0.9%
Juneau 2,675 13,591 70 11 1 9,941.3 40.9 0.4%
Kenosha 13,104 65,288 1,608 241 11 7,789.3 143.3 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,172 6,583 128 24 1 10,521.2 116.3 1.1%
La Crosse 10,717 46,480 517 63 0 9,056.6 53.2 0.6%
Lafayette 1,290 5,760 116 5 1 7,640.8 29.6 0.4%
Langlade 1,840 6,222 140 30 10 9,303.7 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,643 9,435 176 49 14 9,292.6 172.3 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,461 26,473 952 55 8 8,050.7 68.5 0.9%
Marathon 12,527 45,377 1,171 161 24 9,297.1 119.5 1.3%
Marinette 3,682 15,983 349 51 0 8,994.1 124.6 1.4%
Marquette 1,195 5,399 155 20 4 7,770.8 130.1 1.7%
Menominee 749 3,691 2 10 0 17,092.7 228.2 1.3%
Milwaukee 88,939 419,071 7,442 995 20 9,416.7 105.3 1.1%
Monroe 3,694 16,636 69 25 0 8,030.8 54.4 0.7%
Oconto 3,968 15,076 358 41 4 10,452.6 108.0 1.0%
Oneida 2,944 13,729 105 47 4 8,197.6 130.9 1.6%
Outagamie 17,097 73,136 1,696 164 2 9,302.0 89.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,713 35,559 807 58 4 7,597.3 65.6 0.9%
Pepin 721 2,714 19 6 0 9,810.9 81.6 0.8%
Pierce 3,111 14,764 712 30 5 7,472.1 72.1 1.0%
Polk 3,269 16,805 41 29 0 7,446.5 66.1 0.9%
Portage 5,809 23,863 420 54 3 8,214.2 76.4 0.9%
Price 981 4,900 73 6 0 7,104.6 43.5 0.6%
Racine 18,597 93,448 2,229 268 14 9,527.0 137.3 1.4%
Richland 1,169 7,985 33 13 0 6,600.0 73.4 1.1%
Rock 12,797 66,046 1,122 122 9 7,984.9 76.1 1.0%
Rusk 1,158 4,359 35 14 0 7,967.5 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,742 32,386 218 31 5 7,564.7 49.5 0.7%
Sawyer 1,293 7,332 27 17 0 7,803.7 102.6 1.3%
Shawano 4,315 15,402 444 60 11 10,458.1 145.4 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,842 41,305 549 96 3 10,341.0 83.8 0.8%
St. Croix 5,688 31,128 1,257 32 2 6,451.2 36.3 0.6%
Taylor 1,649 5,174 189 14 5 8,012.6 68.0 0.8%
Trempealeau 3,113 10,783 79 30 1 10,613.0 102.3 1.0%
Vernon 1,631 11,566 51 32 0 5,385.1 105.7 2.0%
Vilas 1,718 7,613 76 27 2 7,933.1 124.7 1.6%
Walworth 8,093 37,179 1,972 105 9 7,886.8 102.3 1.3%
Washburn 1,097 5,627 80 15 2 6,919.8 94.6 1.4%
Washington 12,402 47,060 1,548 103 5 9,221.8 76.6 0.8%
Waukesha 36,362 151,519 3,421 373 30 9,121.5 93.6 1.0%
Waupaca 4,314 17,716 744 100 37 8,339.3 193.3 2.3%
Waushara 1,963 9,915 181 20 1 8,078.9 82.3 1.0%
Winnebago 15,698 71,524 2,135 159 16 9,269.9 93.9 1.0%
Wood 5,953 27,188 380 54 10 8,041.8 72.9 0.9%

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