Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,134 New COVID-19 Cases

1,025 people actively hospitalized with disease, 37 new deaths

By - Jan 13th, 2021 06:02 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,134 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday from 7,427 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 18,523, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 56,343, 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 32.88%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 33.92%. 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 1,025 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 37 from a day prior, but a decrease of 103 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,471.

DHS reported 122 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 22,705 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 734 in the past week.

DHS reported 37 new deaths. A total of 5,248 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,005 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 39.33, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 48.1.

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 17,343.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 17,320.9). Dodge County has recorded 12,119.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,054.3). 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, 9,542.4 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,488).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,878.5 (up from 8,768.1). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 622.3 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 1,405 6,999 144 11 2 6,855.3 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,069 6,184 64 16 0 6,739.0 100.9 1.5%
Barron 4,772 17,246 114 61 0 10,401.0 133.0 1.3%
Bayfield 979 6,021 36 18 0 6,439.1 118.4 1.8%
Brown 27,854 117,546 1,815 172 12 10,699.5 66.1 0.6%
Buffalo 1,132 4,601 28 7 0 8,379.6 51.8 0.6%
Burnett 1,048 5,455 115 23 0 6,784.5 148.9 2.2%
Calumet 4,947 18,344 412 38 2 9,610.3 73.8 0.8%
Chippewa 6,355 25,787 127 72 2 9,895.7 112.1 1.1%
Clark 2,945 9,511 340 54 4 8,477.0 155.4 1.8%
Columbia 4,501 24,547 329 33 6 7,878.8 57.8 0.7%
Crawford 1,610 6,869 46 13 0 9,725.2 78.5 0.8%
Dane 35,743 299,432 1,372 214 19 6,763.2 40.5 0.6%
Dodge 10,811 37,493 665 127 17 12,119.3 142.4 1.2%
Door 2,213 12,663 175 16 3 7,889.2 57.0 0.7%
Douglas 3,298 16,295 503 17 13 7,517.0 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,757 16,431 300 25 0 8,390.5 55.8 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,921 43,619 258 89 11 9,642.1 86.5 0.9%
Florence 411 1,488 29 12 0 9,296.5 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 11,058 39,784 877 70 9 10,697.2 67.7 0.6%
Forest 893 3,764 65 22 3 9,725.5 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,290 20,963 531 77 5 8,191.1 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,495 14,438 71 10 4 6,768.1 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,429 6,881 377 14 3 7,486.4 73.3 1.0%
Iowa 1,736 9,930 82 8 1 7,294.4 33.6 0.5%
Iron 436 2,276 110 19 17 7,460.6 325.1 4.4%
Jackson 2,476 9,570 39 19 0 11,993.8 92.0 0.8%
Jefferson 7,108 32,329 740 61 5 8,394.4 72.0 0.9%
Juneau 2,703 13,629 72 11 1 10,045.3 40.9 0.4%
Kenosha 13,414 65,705 1,686 245 11 7,973.6 145.6 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,199 6,623 134 25 1 10,652.0 121.1 1.1%
La Crosse 10,902 46,893 563 64 0 9,213.0 54.1 0.6%
Lafayette 1,302 5,802 117 6 1 7,711.9 35.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,857 6,271 141 30 11 9,389.7 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,664 9,490 177 50 14 9,366.4 175.8 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,518 26,637 962 55 9 8,121.7 68.5 0.8%
Marathon 12,682 45,617 1,211 166 27 9,412.1 123.2 1.3%
Marinette 3,720 16,081 350 51 0 9,086.9 124.6 1.4%
Marquette 1,204 5,430 157 20 5 7,829.4 130.1 1.7%
Menominee 760 3,685 2 11 0 17,343.7 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 90,126 421,472 7,632 1,005 20 9,542.4 106.4 1.1%
Monroe 3,742 16,734 72 26 0 8,135.1 56.5 0.7%
Oconto 4,003 15,166 365 42 4 10,544.8 110.6 1.0%
Oneida 2,974 13,624 123 47 4 8,281.1 130.9 1.6%
Outagamie 17,304 73,647 1,789 165 4 9,414.6 89.8 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,859 35,942 813 60 4 7,762.6 67.9 0.9%
Pepin 741 2,748 20 6 0 10,083.0 81.6 0.8%
Pierce 3,162 14,841 725 30 5 7,594.6 72.1 0.9%
Polk 3,320 16,928 45 29 0 7,562.6 66.1 0.9%
Portage 5,852 24,003 420 54 3 8,275.0 76.4 0.9%
Price 994 4,933 74 6 0 7,198.7 43.5 0.6%
Racine 18,817 93,703 2,309 271 14 9,639.7 138.8 1.4%
Richland 1,175 7,991 34 13 0 6,633.9 73.4 1.1%
Rock 12,968 66,421 1,158 126 9 8,091.6 78.6 1.0%
Rusk 1,176 4,394 37 14 1 8,091.4 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,781 32,493 220 31 6 7,626.9 49.5 0.6%
Sawyer 1,302 7,382 29 17 0 7,858.0 102.6 1.3%
Shawano 4,338 15,481 455 63 11 10,513.8 152.7 1.5%
Sheboygan 11,969 41,605 584 98 4 10,451.9 85.6 0.8%
St. Croix 5,751 31,300 1,308 32 2 6,522.7 36.3 0.6%
Taylor 1,677 5,223 197 14 5 8,148.7 68.0 0.8%
Trempealeau 3,140 10,847 81 31 1 10,705.0 105.7 1.0%
Vernon 1,640 11,628 53 32 0 5,414.9 105.7 2.0%
Vilas 1,758 7,663 84 29 2 8,117.8 133.9 1.6%
Walworth 8,219 37,398 2,049 107 10 8,009.6 104.3 1.3%
Washburn 1,116 5,671 73 15 2 7,039.7 94.6 1.3%
Washington 12,607 47,453 1,580 106 5 9,374.2 78.8 0.8%
Waukesha 36,983 152,820 3,537 379 31 9,277.2 95.1 1.0%
Waupaca 4,350 17,832 769 102 38 8,408.9 197.2 2.3%
Waushara 1,979 9,968 199 23 1 8,144.7 94.7 1.2%
Winnebago 15,813 71,876 2,198 163 17 9,337.8 96.3 1.0%
Wood 6,017 27,357 382 60 10 8,128.2 81.1 1.0%

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