Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,269 New COVID-19 Cases

New cases, but not testing, below where it was a week ago.

By - Jan 15th, 2021 06:52 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,269 new COVID-19 cases Friday from 8,040 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 16,239, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 53,332, 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 30.45%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 33.31%. 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 953 were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 45 from a day prior and 101 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,410.

DHS reported 119 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 22,923 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 717 in the past week.

DHS reported 32 new deaths. A total of 5,322 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,009 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 37.53, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 51.57.

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 17,549.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 17,435). Dodge County has recorded 12,187.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,143.9). 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, 9,637.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,592.7).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,964.7 (up from 8,925.4). 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 1,419 7,033 147 11 2 6,923.6 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,077 6,227 65 16 0 6,789.4 100.9 1.5%
Barron 4,840 17,360 115 63 0 10,549.3 137.3 1.3%
Bayfield 986 6,057 42 18 0 6,485.1 118.4 1.8%
Brown 28,116 118,128 1,840 174 11 10,800.2 66.8 0.6%
Buffalo 1,159 4,621 28 7 0 8,579.5 51.8 0.6%
Burnett 1,055 5,477 116 23 0 6,829.8 148.9 2.2%
Calumet 4,992 18,428 418 38 2 9,697.7 73.8 0.8%
Chippewa 6,454 25,934 128 72 2 10,049.8 112.1 1.1%
Clark 2,971 9,548 342 54 4 8,551.9 155.4 1.8%
Columbia 4,555 24,650 342 36 6 7,973.3 63.0 0.8%
Crawford 1,614 6,897 46 13 0 9,749.3 78.5 0.8%
Dane 36,126 300,769 1,430 218 19 6,835.6 41.2 0.6%
Dodge 10,872 37,692 671 129 17 12,187.7 144.6 1.2%
Door 2,259 12,755 178 16 4 8,053.2 57.0 0.7%
Douglas 3,347 16,461 516 17 13 7,628.7 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,812 16,536 307 25 0 8,513.3 55.8 0.7%
Eau Claire 10,022 43,871 259 91 11 9,740.2 88.4 0.9%
Florence 409 1,489 32 12 0 9,251.3 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 11,133 39,982 888 71 9 10,769.7 68.7 0.6%
Forest 893 3,790 65 22 3 9,725.5 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,314 21,041 544 77 5 8,236.9 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,526 14,523 71 10 4 6,852.2 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,435 6,932 382 14 3 7,517.8 73.3 1.0%
Iowa 1,752 9,975 83 8 1 7,361.7 33.6 0.5%
Iron 440 2,299 110 19 17 7,529.1 325.1 4.3%
Jackson 2,487 9,541 38 19 0 12,047.1 92.0 0.8%
Jefferson 7,182 32,483 765 62 5 8,481.8 73.2 0.9%
Juneau 2,748 13,678 72 13 1 10,212.6 48.3 0.5%
Kenosha 13,572 66,035 1,726 248 11 8,067.5 147.4 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,219 6,649 138 25 1 10,748.9 121.1 1.1%
La Crosse 10,960 47,154 578 65 0 9,262.0 54.9 0.6%
Lafayette 1,313 5,837 119 6 1 7,777.1 35.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,869 6,298 141 30 11 9,450.4 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,681 9,568 181 50 14 9,426.2 175.8 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,611 26,825 975 56 11 8,237.6 69.8 0.8%
Marathon 12,797 45,801 1,214 166 27 9,497.5 123.2 1.3%
Marinette 3,758 16,206 356 54 0 9,179.7 131.9 1.4%
Marquette 1,208 5,462 158 20 5 7,855.4 130.1 1.7%
Menominee 769 3,690 2 11 0 17,549.1 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 91,024 423,732 7,771 1,009 20 9,637.5 106.8 1.1%
Monroe 3,797 16,831 73 27 0 8,254.7 58.7 0.7%
Oconto 4,035 15,235 379 42 5 10,629.1 110.6 1.0%
Oneida 3,001 13,622 123 49 4 8,356.3 136.4 1.6%
Outagamie 17,497 74,222 1,833 167 5 9,519.6 90.9 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,950 36,167 823 61 4 7,865.6 69.0 0.9%
Pepin 750 2,767 19 6 0 10,205.5 81.6 0.8%
Pierce 3,168 14,935 740 32 5 7,609.0 76.9 1.0%
Polk 3,356 17,014 45 30 0 7,644.6 68.3 0.9%
Portage 5,891 24,111 428 57 3 8,330.2 80.6 1.0%
Price 1,002 4,949 77 6 0 7,256.7 43.5 0.6%
Racine 18,974 93,920 2,337 275 16 9,720.1 140.9 1.4%
Richland 1,180 7,995 34 13 0 6,662.1 73.4 1.1%
Rock 13,123 66,752 1,218 128 10 8,188.3 79.9 1.0%
Rusk 1,183 4,426 37 14 1 8,139.5 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,839 32,664 223 31 6 7,719.4 49.5 0.6%
Sawyer 1,314 7,440 31 17 0 7,930.5 102.6 1.3%
Shawano 4,376 15,592 460 63 11 10,605.9 152.7 1.4%
Sheboygan 12,077 41,845 586 107 5 10,546.2 93.4 0.9%
St. Croix 5,796 31,431 1,333 34 2 6,573.7 38.6 0.6%
Taylor 1,689 5,250 202 15 7 8,207.0 72.9 0.9%
Trempealeau 3,157 10,916 82 32 1 10,763.0 109.1 1.0%
Vernon 1,651 11,717 55 32 2 5,451.2 105.7 1.9%
Vilas 1,787 7,720 88 31 2 8,251.8 143.1 1.7%
Walworth 8,285 37,624 2,092 109 12 8,073.9 106.2 1.3%
Washburn 1,140 5,698 69 15 2 7,191.1 94.6 1.3%
Washington 12,717 47,800 1,600 108 5 9,456.0 80.3 0.8%
Waukesha 37,343 153,854 3,596 383 32 9,367.6 96.1 1.0%
Waupaca 4,383 17,956 794 102 38 8,472.7 197.2 2.3%
Waushara 1,990 9,994 201 23 1 8,190.0 94.7 1.2%
Winnebago 15,958 72,232 2,246 164 18 9,423.4 96.8 1.0%
Wood 6,066 27,518 392 61 11 8,194.4 82.4 1.0%

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