9% of Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
One death reported Sunday, down from Saturday's record 128.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,606 new COVID-19 cases Sunday from 6,674 processed tests. The total pushes the state over the 9,000 cases per 100,000 residents threshold, indicating that 9% have tested positive for the virus.
A total of 521,794 people have tested positive, a total that undercounts the actual spread of the virus given early testing limitations and other undiagnosed, asymptomatic cases. On December 24th we reported that the state had gone over the 8% threshold.
The seven-day case total stands at 14,904, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 50,962, 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 853 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 58 from a day prior and 146 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,330.
DHS reported 103 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 23,076 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 698 in the past week.
DHS reported one new death, a total in line with the past three Sundays (two, one, four). But far below the record 128 deaths reported Saturday. A total of 5,451 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,083 in Milwaukee County.
The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 37.87, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 50.73.
Menominee County has recorded 17,571.9 cases per 100,000 residents (no change). Dodge County has recorded 12,240.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,217.9). 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, 9,691.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,663.5).
The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,025.9 (up from 8,998.2). 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||11,169||40,256||892||73||9||10,804.6||70.6||0.7%|
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