Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,790 New COVID-19 Cases

49 deaths reported Tuesday

By - Jan 12th, 2021 06:14 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,790 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 6,636 processed tests.

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.

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 33.79%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 34.52%. 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 988 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 29 from a day prior and 114 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,425.

DHS reported 149 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 22,583 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 787 in the past week.

DHS reported 49 new deaths. A total of 5,211 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,002 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 38.5, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 49.43.

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 17,320.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 17,115.5). Dodge County has recorded 12,054.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,021.7). 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, 9,488 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,439.8).

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.

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 1,401 6,975 143 11 2 6,835.8 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,062 6,186 59 16 0 6,694.8 100.9 1.5%
Barron 4,760 17,199 113 58 0 10,374.9 126.4 1.2%
Bayfield 979 6,015 33 18 0 6,439.1 118.4 1.8%
Brown 27,703 117,274 1,758 171 11 10,641.5 65.7 0.6%
Buffalo 1,101 4,572 28 7 0 8,150.1 51.8 0.6%
Burnett 1,044 5,446 114 21 0 6,758.6 135.9 2.0%
Calumet 4,929 18,303 402 38 2 9,575.3 73.8 0.8%
Chippewa 6,343 25,700 117 70 2 9,877.0 109.0 1.1%
Clark 2,936 9,485 341 54 4 8,451.1 155.4 1.8%
Columbia 4,491 24,523 330 33 6 7,861.3 57.8 0.7%
Crawford 1,600 6,853 45 13 0 9,664.8 78.5 0.8%
Dane 35,633 299,369 1,338 214 19 6,742.3 40.5 0.6%
Dodge 10,753 37,410 664 127 17 12,054.3 142.4 1.2%
Door 2,187 12,638 171 15 3 7,796.5 53.5 0.7%
Douglas 3,293 16,267 489 17 13 7,505.6 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,734 16,378 293 25 0 8,339.1 55.8 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,856 43,469 256 88 11 9,578.9 85.5 0.9%
Florence 410 1,488 29 12 0 9,273.9 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 11,016 39,651 858 70 9 10,656.6 67.7 0.6%
Forest 890 3,749 64 22 3 9,692.9 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,282 20,935 515 77 5 8,175.8 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,470 14,351 72 10 4 6,700.3 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,427 6,864 375 14 3 7,475.9 73.3 1.0%
Iowa 1,731 9,910 81 8 1 7,273.4 33.6 0.5%
Iron 435 2,273 110 19 17 7,443.5 325.1 4.4%
Jackson 2,472 9,570 39 18 0 11,974.4 87.2 0.7%
Jefferson 7,088 32,261 725 61 5 8,370.8 72.0 0.9%
Juneau 2,688 13,586 72 11 1 9,989.6 40.9 0.4%
Kenosha 13,386 65,526 1,652 243 11 7,956.9 144.4 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,188 6,600 132 25 1 10,598.7 121.1 1.1%
La Crosse 10,817 46,739 547 64 0 9,141.2 54.1 0.6%
Lafayette 1,297 5,784 116 6 1 7,682.3 35.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,851 6,243 140 30 10 9,359.4 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,658 9,464 176 50 14 9,345.3 175.8 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,508 26,546 954 55 8 8,109.3 68.5 0.8%
Marathon 12,629 45,491 1,198 163 25 9,372.8 121.0 1.3%
Marinette 3,710 16,047 348 51 0 9,062.5 124.6 1.4%
Marquette 1,203 5,419 156 20 5 7,822.9 130.1 1.7%
Menominee 759 3,692 2 10 0 17,320.9 228.2 1.3%
Milwaukee 89,612 420,589 7,562 1,002 20 9,488.0 106.1 1.1%
Monroe 3,731 16,686 71 26 0 8,111.2 56.5 0.7%
Oconto 3,992 15,120 368 41 4 10,515.8 108.0 1.0%
Oneida 2,964 13,682 121 47 4 8,253.3 130.9 1.6%
Outagamie 17,224 73,406 1,763 164 3 9,371.1 89.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,813 35,766 817 59 4 7,710.5 66.8 0.9%
Pepin 733 2,735 20 6 0 9,974.1 81.6 0.8%
Pierce 3,219 14,802 720 30 5 7,731.5 72.1 0.9%
Polk 3,304 16,867 43 29 0 7,526.2 66.1 0.9%
Portage 5,836 23,921 417 54 3 8,252.4 76.4 0.9%
Price 987 4,917 73 6 0 7,148.0 43.5 0.6%
Racine 18,765 93,617 2,266 269 14 9,613.1 137.8 1.4%
Richland 1,174 7,988 34 13 0 6,628.3 73.4 1.1%
Rock 12,941 66,300 1,148 125 9 8,074.8 78.0 1.0%
Rusk 1,168 4,380 36 14 0 8,036.3 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,766 32,414 220 31 6 7,603.0 49.5 0.7%
Sawyer 1,298 7,360 28 17 0 7,833.9 102.6 1.3%
Shawano 4,328 15,444 453 62 11 10,489.6 150.3 1.4%
Sheboygan 11,921 41,483 572 96 4 10,410.0 83.8 0.8%
St. Croix 5,731 31,245 1,284 32 2 6,500.0 36.3 0.6%
Taylor 1,666 5,209 191 14 5 8,095.2 68.0 0.8%
Trempealeau 3,132 10,825 80 31 1 10,677.8 105.7 1.0%
Vernon 1,638 11,610 50 32 0 5,408.3 105.7 2.0%
Vilas 1,758 7,642 79 28 2 8,117.8 129.3 1.6%
Walworth 8,203 37,288 2,012 106 9 7,994.0 103.3 1.3%
Washburn 1,112 5,655 73 15 2 7,014.4 94.6 1.3%
Washington 12,524 47,284 1,572 105 5 9,312.5 78.1 0.8%
Waukesha 36,793 152,324 3,507 376 31 9,229.6 94.3 1.0%
Waupaca 4,339 17,799 754 100 37 8,387.6 193.3 2.3%
Waushara 1,973 9,951 190 23 1 8,120.0 94.7 1.2%
Winnebago 15,780 71,737 2,152 163 17 9,318.3 96.3 1.0%
Wood 5,991 27,283 382 60 10 8,093.1 81.1 1.0%

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