Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Record 128 COVID-19 Deaths

But 30-day daily death average still below where it was for past two months.

By - Jan 16th, 2021 07:04 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

Wisconsin set a new single-day record for reported COVID-19 deaths on Saturday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 128 deaths. It eclipses a record 120 reported on December 22nd.

Each of the past three record figures had been reported on a Tuesday, reflecting data largely from the day prior and indicative of a weekend catchup. In each of the past three record-setting days, the total number of deaths reported the day before was in the single digits.

Saturday’s report broke the mold. DHS has reported at least 32 deaths in each of the prior four days.

But, the 30-day average daily death total is still well short of its December 23rd record of 53.43 deaths per day. It now stands at 39.83.

DHS reported 1,937 new COVID-19 cases Saturday from 7,032 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 15,130, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 51,750, 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 29.24%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 33.49%. 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 911 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 42 from a day prior and 91 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,363.

DHS reported 103 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 23,026 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 700 in the past week.

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 17,571.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 17,549.1). Dodge County has recorded 12,217.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,187.7). 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, 9,663.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,637.5).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 8,998.2 (up from 8,964.7). 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 1,424 7,060 149 11 2 6,948.0 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,079 6,245 66 16 0 6,802.0 100.9 1.5%
Barron 4,861 17,391 119 64 0 10,595.0 139.5 1.3%
Bayfield 995 6,071 49 18 0 6,544.3 118.4 1.8%
Brown 28,224 118,312 1,888 178 11 10,841.7 68.4 0.6%
Buffalo 1,171 4,632 28 7 0 8,668.3 51.8 0.6%
Burnett 1,057 5,488 116 23 0 6,842.8 148.9 2.2%
Calumet 5,023 18,489 428 38 2 9,757.9 73.8 0.8%
Chippewa 6,484 26,007 136 72 2 10,096.5 112.1 1.1%
Clark 2,981 9,557 342 54 4 8,580.6 155.4 1.8%
Columbia 4,576 24,682 345 37 6 8,010.1 64.8 0.8%
Crawford 1,616 6,901 46 13 0 9,761.4 78.5 0.8%
Dane 36,297 301,630 1,431 218 19 6,868.0 41.2 0.6%
Dodge 10,899 37,742 673 129 17 12,217.9 144.6 1.2%
Door 2,269 12,780 180 16 4 8,088.8 57.0 0.7%
Douglas 3,361 16,495 523 17 13 7,660.6 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,822 16,571 308 25 0 8,535.6 55.8 0.7%
Eau Claire 10,059 43,951 264 92 11 9,776.2 89.4 0.9%
Florence 411 1,490 33 12 0 9,296.5 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 11,160 40,145 890 73 9 10,795.9 70.6 0.7%
Forest 893 3,790 66 22 3 9,725.5 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,325 21,074 550 77 5 8,257.9 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,535 14,554 79 10 4 6,876.6 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,441 6,960 381 14 3 7,549.2 73.3 1.0%
Iowa 1,757 9,998 83 8 1 7,382.7 33.6 0.5%
Iron 445 2,302 111 19 17 7,614.6 325.1 4.3%
Jackson 2,489 9,551 38 20 0 12,056.8 96.9 0.8%
Jefferson 7,208 32,538 777 63 5 8,512.5 74.4 0.9%
Juneau 2,768 13,715 71 13 1 10,286.9 48.3 0.5%
Kenosha 13,640 66,145 1,752 248 11 8,107.9 147.4 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,235 6,666 138 26 1 10,826.4 125.9 1.2%
La Crosse 11,005 47,248 578 67 0 9,300.0 56.6 0.6%
Lafayette 1,324 5,841 121 7 1 7,842.2 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,868 6,308 142 30 11 9,445.3 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,698 9,587 182 51 14 9,486.0 179.3 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,643 26,880 986 57 11 8,277.5 71.0 0.9%
Marathon 12,833 45,784 1,225 167 27 9,524.2 123.9 1.3%
Marinette 3,781 16,245 356 55 0 9,235.9 134.3 1.5%
Marquette 1,211 5,461 158 20 5 7,874.9 130.1 1.7%
Menominee 770 3,696 2 11 0 17,571.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 91,270 424,617 7,882 1,082 21 9,663.5 114.6 1.2%
Monroe 3,828 16,867 74 27 0 8,322.1 58.7 0.7%
Oconto 4,045 15,264 390 43 5 10,655.4 113.3 1.1%
Oneida 3,008 13,651 123 49 4 8,375.8 136.4 1.6%
Outagamie 17,573 74,431 1,852 169 6 9,560.9 91.9 1.0%
Ozaukee 6,990 36,269 831 63 6 7,910.8 71.3 0.9%
Pepin 751 2,774 19 6 0 10,219.1 81.6 0.8%
Pierce 3,178 14,966 746 32 5 7,633.0 76.9 1.0%
Polk 3,376 17,077 45 30 0 7,690.2 68.3 0.9%
Portage 5,899 24,148 427 57 3 8,341.5 80.6 1.0%
Price 1,004 4,963 78 6 0 7,271.1 43.5 0.6%
Racine 19,046 93,983 2,352 276 17 9,757.0 141.4 1.4%
Richland 1,185 8,004 33 13 0 6,690.4 73.4 1.1%
Rock 13,162 66,922 1,242 129 11 8,212.6 80.5 1.0%
Rusk 1,187 4,433 37 14 1 8,167.1 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,855 32,689 226 34 6 7,745.0 54.2 0.7%
Sawyer 1,329 7,458 30 17 0 8,021.0 102.6 1.3%
Shawano 4,384 15,622 459 64 11 10,625.3 155.1 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,118 41,955 604 108 5 10,582.0 94.3 0.9%
St. Croix 5,818 31,510 1,346 35 2 6,598.7 39.7 0.6%
Taylor 1,693 5,261 202 19 7 8,226.4 92.3 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,178 10,940 83 33 1 10,834.6 112.5 1.0%
Vernon 1,654 11,728 56 32 2 5,461.1 105.7 1.9%
Vilas 1,799 7,739 91 31 2 8,307.2 143.1 1.7%
Walworth 8,301 37,670 2,095 114 12 8,089.5 111.1 1.4%
Washburn 1,148 5,714 69 15 2 7,241.5 94.6 1.3%
Washington 12,785 47,887 1,609 108 5 9,506.6 80.3 0.8%
Waukesha 37,509 154,199 3,612 392 32 9,409.2 98.3 1.0%
Waupaca 4,394 18,009 799 102 38 8,493.9 197.2 2.3%
Waushara 1,993 10,023 205 24 2 8,202.3 98.8 1.2%
Winnebago 16,013 72,380 2,264 165 18 9,455.9 97.4 1.0%
Wood 6,077 27,591 396 63 11 8,209.3 85.1 1.0%

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