Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,712 New COVID-19 Cases

42 deaths reported, as active hospitalizations hover near 1,000

By - Jan 14th, 2021 07:19 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,712 new COVID-19 cases Thursday from 9,699 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 17,444, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 56,894, 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 31.21%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 32.88%. 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 998 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 27 from a day prior and 79 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,461.

DHS reported 99 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 22,804 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 734 in the past week.

DHS reported 42 new deaths. A total of 5,290 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,010 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 38.93, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 49.5.

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 17,435 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 17,343.7). Dodge County has recorded 12,143.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,119.3). 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, 9,592.7 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,542.4).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,925.4 (up from 8,878.5). 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 1,414 7,021 146 11 2 6,899.2 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,073 6,210 65 16 0 6,764.2 100.9 1.5%
Barron 4,805 17,313 115 61 0 10,473.0 133.0 1.3%
Bayfield 987 6,047 39 18 0 6,491.7 118.4 1.8%
Brown 28,024 117,877 1,826 172 11 10,764.8 66.1 0.6%
Buffalo 1,140 4,615 28 7 0 8,438.8 51.8 0.6%
Burnett 1,052 5,468 115 23 0 6,810.4 148.9 2.2%
Calumet 4,965 18,394 415 38 2 9,645.3 73.8 0.8%
Chippewa 6,429 25,852 124 72 2 10,010.9 112.1 1.1%
Clark 2,957 9,533 341 54 4 8,511.6 155.4 1.8%
Columbia 4,536 24,615 339 35 6 7,940.1 61.3 0.8%
Crawford 1,612 6,884 47 13 0 9,737.2 78.5 0.8%
Dane 35,987 300,080 1,377 218 19 6,809.3 41.2 0.6%
Dodge 10,833 37,596 666 129 17 12,143.9 144.6 1.2%
Door 2,243 12,731 176 16 3 7,996.1 57.0 0.7%
Douglas 3,320 16,414 511 17 13 7,567.1 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,794 16,492 302 25 0 8,473.1 55.8 0.7%
Eau Claire 9,981 43,753 257 90 11 9,700.4 87.5 0.9%
Florence 411 1,489 30 12 0 9,296.5 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 11,106 39,899 883 70 9 10,743.6 67.7 0.6%
Forest 893 3,779 65 22 3 9,725.5 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,301 21,018 543 77 5 8,212.1 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,506 14,469 72 10 4 6,798.0 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,430 6,902 380 14 3 7,491.6 73.3 1.0%
Iowa 1,746 9,962 82 8 1 7,336.4 33.6 0.5%
Iron 440 2,283 110 19 17 7,529.1 325.1 4.3%
Jackson 2,483 9,568 39 19 0 12,027.7 92.0 0.8%
Jefferson 7,152 32,416 753 61 5 8,446.4 72.0 0.9%
Juneau 2,726 13,673 72 11 1 10,130.8 40.9 0.4%
Kenosha 13,514 65,860 1,711 246 11 8,033.0 146.2 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,208 6,633 135 25 1 10,695.6 121.1 1.1%
La Crosse 10,927 47,025 567 64 0 9,234.1 54.1 0.6%
Lafayette 1,304 5,816 117 6 1 7,723.7 35.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,863 6,287 141 30 11 9,420.0 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,670 9,521 178 50 14 9,387.5 175.8 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,560 26,732 971 55 10 8,174.0 68.5 0.8%
Marathon 12,717 45,716 1,212 166 27 9,438.1 123.2 1.3%
Marinette 3,738 16,146 353 53 0 9,130.9 129.5 1.4%
Marquette 1,205 5,454 157 20 5 7,835.9 130.1 1.7%
Menominee 764 3,689 2 11 0 17,435.0 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 90,601 422,823 7,698 1,010 20 9,592.7 106.9 1.1%
Monroe 3,770 16,784 72 27 0 8,196.0 58.7 0.7%
Oconto 4,026 15,205 371 42 4 10,605.3 110.6 1.0%
Oneida 2,991 13,665 123 49 4 8,328.5 136.4 1.6%
Outagamie 17,412 73,955 1,816 166 5 9,473.3 90.3 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,912 36,060 818 60 4 7,822.5 67.9 0.9%
Pepin 743 2,757 19 6 0 10,110.2 81.6 0.8%
Pierce 3,160 14,891 730 30 5 7,589.8 72.1 0.9%
Polk 3,341 16,977 45 29 0 7,610.5 66.1 0.9%
Portage 5,872 24,064 422 57 3 8,303.3 80.6 1.0%
Price 996 4,941 74 6 0 7,213.2 43.5 0.6%
Racine 18,894 93,844 2,327 275 15 9,679.2 140.9 1.5%
Richland 1,178 8,003 34 13 0 6,650.9 73.4 1.1%
Rock 13,041 66,582 1,200 127 9 8,137.1 79.2 1.0%
Rusk 1,180 4,418 37 14 1 8,118.9 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,813 32,587 223 31 6 7,678.0 49.5 0.6%
Sawyer 1,306 7,412 30 17 0 7,882.2 102.6 1.3%
Shawano 4,352 15,537 457 63 11 10,547.7 152.7 1.4%
Sheboygan 12,019 41,741 585 106 4 10,495.6 92.6 0.9%
St. Croix 5,766 31,371 1,314 33 2 6,539.7 37.4 0.6%
Taylor 1,682 5,237 202 14 7 8,173.0 68.0 0.8%
Trempealeau 3,152 10,879 81 32 1 10,745.9 109.1 1.0%
Vernon 1,647 11,667 54 32 1 5,438.0 105.7 1.9%
Vilas 1,770 7,685 86 31 2 8,173.3 143.1 1.8%
Walworth 8,267 37,526 2,057 107 10 8,056.3 104.3 1.3%
Washburn 1,128 5,698 74 15 2 7,115.4 94.6 1.3%
Washington 12,684 47,610 1,588 106 5 9,431.5 78.8 0.8%
Waukesha 37,178 153,319 3,586 379 31 9,326.2 95.1 1.0%
Waupaca 4,367 17,886 784 102 38 8,441.7 197.2 2.3%
Waushara 1,985 9,974 200 23 1 8,169.4 94.7 1.2%
Winnebago 15,895 72,082 2,222 163 18 9,386.2 96.3 1.0%
Wood 6,038 27,448 387 61 11 8,156.6 82.4 1.0%

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