Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

1,522 New COVID-19 Cases

Testing at its lowest point since May 23rd, cases at their lowest point since September 21st.

By - Jan 20th, 2021 06:10 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,522 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday from 6,645 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 12,654, its lowest point since September 21st and well below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 48,303, the lowest total since May 23rd 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 26.2%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 29.79%. 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 834 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 31 from a day prior and 191 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,308.

DHS reported 119 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 23,363 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 658 in the past week.

DHS reported 50 new deaths. A total of 5,562 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,106 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 37.9, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 47.33.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 19th 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 17,663.2 cases per 100,000 residents. Dodge County has recorded 12,276.2 cases per 100,000 residents. Jackson, Shawano, Trempealeau, Brown, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Barron, Crawford, Chippewa, Calumet and Juneau are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 9,767.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,097.4. Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 539.3 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.

NOTE: We missed our daily report yesterday. We regret the inconvenience.

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 1,443 7,143 148 11 3 7,040.7 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,101 6,296 64 16 0 6,940.7 100.9 1.5%
Barron 4,929 17,540 121 66 0 10,743.2 143.9 1.3%
Bayfield 1,005 6,133 53 18 0 6,610.1 118.4 1.8%
Brown 28,481 119,127 1,960 180 14 10,940.4 69.1 0.6%
Buffalo 1,199 4,692 26 7 0 8,875.6 51.8 0.6%
Burnett 1,067 5,527 116 23 0 6,907.5 148.9 2.2%
Calumet 5,061 18,640 438 39 2 9,831.8 75.8 0.8%
Chippewa 6,560 26,237 143 74 2 10,214.9 115.2 1.1%
Clark 3,018 9,643 350 55 4 8,687.1 158.3 1.8%
Columbia 4,664 24,983 354 38 6 8,164.1 66.5 0.8%
Crawford 1,621 6,923 46 14 0 9,791.6 84.6 0.9%
Dane 36,589 303,293 1,476 228 20 6,923.2 43.1 0.6%
Dodge 10,951 37,925 687 133 17 12,276.2 149.1 1.2%
Door 2,303 12,864 184 16 4 8,210.0 57.0 0.7%
Douglas 3,443 16,773 537 18 13 7,847.5 41.0 0.5%
Dunn 3,876 16,696 313 25 0 8,656.2 55.8 0.6%
Eau Claire 10,177 44,372 283 92 11 9,890.9 89.4 0.9%
Florence 417 1,501 31 12 0 9,432.3 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 11,297 40,436 898 74 9 10,928.4 71.6 0.7%
Forest 894 3,818 66 22 3 9,736.4 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,364 21,291 572 78 5 8,332.4 148.9 1.8%
Green 2,569 14,708 80 11 4 6,968.9 29.8 0.4%
Green Lake 1,454 6,993 392 14 3 7,617.4 73.3 1.0%
Iowa 1,768 10,081 85 9 1 7,428.9 37.8 0.5%
Iron 451 2,314 112 19 17 7,717.3 325.1 4.2%
Jackson 2,507 9,481 38 20 0 12,144.0 96.9 0.8%
Jefferson 7,307 32,786 793 64 5 8,629.5 75.6 0.9%
Juneau 2,805 13,755 79 15 1 10,424.4 55.7 0.5%
Kenosha 13,820 66,651 1,799 256 11 8,214.9 152.2 1.9%
Kewaunee 2,264 6,714 143 26 1 10,966.9 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 11,163 47,693 594 68 0 9,433.5 57.5 0.6%
Lafayette 1,333 5,882 133 7 1 7,895.5 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,873 6,365 143 30 11 9,470.6 151.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,723 9,653 182 52 14 9,573.9 182.8 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,726 27,170 1,003 57 13 8,380.9 71.0 0.8%
Marathon 12,970 45,964 1,263 167 30 9,625.9 123.9 1.3%
Marinette 3,815 16,364 362 56 0 9,319.0 136.8 1.5%
Marquette 1,232 5,539 158 20 5 8,011.4 130.1 1.6%
Menominee 774 3,689 2 11 0 17,663.2 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 92,249 427,758 8,041 1,106 21 9,767.2 117.1 1.2%
Monroe 3,882 16,998 77 28 1 8,439.5 60.9 0.7%
Oconto 4,070 15,365 396 44 6 10,721.2 115.9 1.1%
Oneida 3,038 13,640 124 53 4 8,459.3 147.6 1.7%
Outagamie 17,789 75,099 1,948 170 6 9,678.5 92.5 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,093 36,666 837 65 6 8,027.4 73.6 0.9%
Pepin 758 2,797 19 7 0 10,314.3 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,204 15,080 758 32 5 7,695.4 76.9 1.0%
Polk 3,426 17,187 47 37 0 7,804.1 84.3 1.1%
Portage 5,968 24,358 435 57 3 8,439.0 80.6 1.0%
Price 1,035 5,010 79 7 0 7,495.7 50.7 0.7%
Racine 19,244 94,301 2,387 280 19 9,858.5 143.4 1.5%
Richland 1,185 8,028 33 13 0 6,690.4 73.4 1.1%
Rock 13,335 67,361 1,307 131 12 8,320.6 81.7 1.0%
Rusk 1,202 4,478 37 14 1 8,270.3 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,898 32,850 225 35 6 7,813.5 55.8 0.7%
Sawyer 1,349 7,515 30 17 0 8,141.7 102.6 1.3%
Shawano 4,421 15,748 468 64 11 10,715.0 155.1 1.4%
Sheboygan 12,233 42,342 617 109 5 10,682.4 95.2 0.9%
St. Croix 5,903 31,769 1,380 36 2 6,695.1 40.8 0.6%
Taylor 1,714 5,313 206 19 7 8,328.5 92.3 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,215 11,025 84 33 1 10,960.7 112.5 1.0%
Vernon 1,677 11,810 59 32 3 5,537.0 105.7 1.9%
Vilas 1,818 7,797 96 31 2 8,394.9 143.1 1.7%
Walworth 8,369 37,874 2,154 114 12 8,155.7 111.1 1.4%
Washburn 1,167 5,773 68 15 2 7,361.4 94.6 1.3%
Washington 12,912 48,312 1,625 111 5 9,601.0 82.5 0.9%
Waukesha 37,990 155,677 3,699 405 33 9,529.9 101.6 1.1%
Waupaca 4,458 18,185 817 103 39 8,617.7 199.1 2.3%
Waushara 2,009 10,077 213 24 2 8,268.2 98.8 1.2%
Winnebago 16,144 72,785 2,302 166 18 9,533.3 98.0 1.0%
Wood 6,155 27,889 400 63 11 8,314.6 85.1 1.0%

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