Record 128 COVID-19 Deaths
But 30-day daily death average still below where it was for past two months.
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.
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.
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.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by gender
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by race
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by ethnicity
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 ††|
|Fond du Lac||11,160||40,145||890||73||9||10,795.9||70.6||0.7%|
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