Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

9% of Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

One death reported Sunday, down from Saturday's record 128.

By - Jan 17th, 2021 05:04 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

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.

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 29.25%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 32.09%. 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 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.

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 (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.

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 1,425 7,086 147 11 2 6,952.9 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,085 6,271 65 16 0 6,839.8 100.9 1.5%
Barron 4,889 17,435 119 64 0 10,656.1 139.5 1.3%
Bayfield 995 6,082 53 18 0 6,544.3 118.4 1.8%
Brown 28,282 118,546 1,908 178 11 10,863.9 68.4 0.6%
Buffalo 1,178 4,649 28 7 0 8,720.1 51.8 0.6%
Burnett 1,059 5,494 116 23 0 6,855.7 148.9 2.2%
Calumet 5,033 18,539 433 38 2 9,777.4 73.8 0.8%
Chippewa 6,513 26,068 135 72 2 10,141.7 112.1 1.1%
Clark 2,989 9,585 342 54 4 8,603.7 155.4 1.8%
Columbia 4,615 24,830 344 37 6 8,078.4 64.8 0.8%
Crawford 1,619 6,907 46 13 0 9,779.5 78.5 0.8%
Dane 36,433 302,100 1,432 218 19 6,893.7 41.2 0.6%
Dodge 10,919 37,788 676 129 17 12,240.3 144.6 1.2%
Door 2,276 12,787 180 16 4 8,113.8 57.0 0.7%
Douglas 3,366 16,521 535 17 13 7,672.0 38.7 0.5%
Dunn 3,843 16,607 305 25 0 8,582.5 55.8 0.7%
Eau Claire 10,106 44,079 266 92 11 9,821.9 89.4 0.9%
Florence 412 1,492 33 12 0 9,319.2 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 11,169 40,256 892 73 9 10,804.6 70.6 0.7%
Forest 893 3,796 66 22 3 9,725.5 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,335 21,104 557 77 5 8,277.0 147.0 1.8%
Green 2,546 14,583 79 10 4 6,906.5 27.1 0.4%
Green Lake 1,445 6,969 383 14 3 7,570.2 73.3 1.0%
Iowa 1,758 10,020 83 8 1 7,386.9 33.6 0.5%
Iron 445 2,306 111 19 17 7,614.6 325.1 4.3%
Jackson 2,492 9,556 38 20 0 12,071.3 96.9 0.8%
Jefferson 7,219 32,624 777 63 5 8,525.5 74.4 0.9%
Juneau 2,783 13,719 76 13 1 10,342.6 48.3 0.5%
Kenosha 13,676 66,281 1,766 248 11 8,129.3 147.4 1.8%
Kewaunee 2,238 6,687 138 26 1 10,840.9 125.9 1.2%
La Crosse 11,025 47,332 576 67 0 9,316.9 56.6 0.6%
Lafayette 1,325 5,850 130 7 1 7,848.1 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,868 6,331 142 30 11 9,445.3 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,703 9,605 182 51 14 9,503.6 179.3 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,675 26,968 998 57 11 8,317.3 71.0 0.9%
Marathon 12,883 45,907 1,225 167 27 9,561.3 123.9 1.3%
Marinette 3,794 16,266 357 55 0 9,267.7 134.3 1.4%
Marquette 1,222 5,487 157 20 5 7,946.4 130.1 1.6%
Menominee 770 3,694 2 11 0 17,571.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 91,534 425,465 7,921 1,083 21 9,691.5 114.7 1.2%
Monroe 3,847 16,898 73 27 0 8,363.4 58.7 0.7%
Oconto 4,048 15,296 392 43 5 10,663.3 113.3 1.1%
Oneida 3,018 13,678 124 49 4 8,403.6 136.4 1.6%
Outagamie 17,634 74,654 1,887 169 6 9,594.1 91.9 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,010 36,352 831 63 6 7,933.5 71.3 0.9%
Pepin 753 2,784 19 6 0 10,246.3 81.6 0.8%
Pierce 3,182 15,000 749 32 5 7,642.6 76.9 1.0%
Polk 3,389 17,109 45 30 0 7,719.8 68.3 0.9%
Portage 5,924 24,207 433 57 3 8,376.8 80.6 1.0%
Price 1,013 4,973 75 6 0 7,336.3 43.5 0.6%
Racine 19,117 94,087 2,361 276 17 9,793.4 141.4 1.4%
Richland 1,185 8,004 33 13 0 6,690.4 73.4 1.1%
Rock 13,218 67,037 1,270 129 11 8,247.6 80.5 1.0%
Rusk 1,190 4,450 37 14 1 8,187.7 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,867 32,724 227 34 6 7,764.1 54.2 0.7%
Sawyer 1,333 7,477 29 17 0 8,045.1 102.6 1.3%
Shawano 4,391 15,658 461 64 11 10,642.3 155.1 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,149 42,064 604 108 5 10,609.1 94.3 0.9%
St. Croix 5,842 31,563 1,348 35 2 6,625.9 39.7 0.6%
Taylor 1,695 5,276 203 19 7 8,236.2 92.3 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,186 10,957 83 33 1 10,861.9 112.5 1.0%
Vernon 1,662 11,750 58 32 2 5,487.5 105.7 1.9%
Vilas 1,806 7,756 94 31 2 8,339.5 143.1 1.7%
Walworth 8,321 37,733 2,110 114 12 8,109.0 111.1 1.4%
Washburn 1,151 5,729 72 15 2 7,260.5 94.6 1.3%
Washington 12,813 48,003 1,611 108 5 9,527.4 80.3 0.8%
Waukesha 37,617 154,622 3,647 392 32 9,436.3 98.3 1.0%
Waupaca 4,435 18,073 794 102 38 8,573.2 197.2 2.3%
Waushara 1,996 10,042 207 24 2 8,214.7 98.8 1.2%
Winnebago 16,055 72,493 2,281 165 18 9,480.7 97.4 1.0%
Wood 6,112 27,673 395 63 11 8,256.6 85.1 1.0%

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One thought on “WI Daily: 9% of Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19”

  1. Wardt01 says:

    Is Wisconsin giving vaccines to residents that already tested positive?

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