Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

2,070 New COVID-19 Cases

785 people actively hospitalized with disease, down from 1,243 people 30 days ago.

By - Jan 22nd, 2021 05:12 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,070 new COVID-19 cases Friday from 8,382 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 11,920, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 47,633, 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 25.02%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 27.89%. 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 785 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 23 from a day prior and 168 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,243.

DHS reported 91 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 23,536 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 613 in the past week.

DHS reported 36 new deaths. A total of 5,643 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,112 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 34.3, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 53.43.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 18th 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 17,822.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 17,708.8). Dodge County has recorded 12,339 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,313.2). Jackson, Shawano, Trempealeau, Brown, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Barron, Chippewa, Calumet and Juneau are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 9,838 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 9,803.3).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,170.8 (up from 9,135). 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.

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 1,457 7,177 151 11 3 7,109.1 53.7 0.8%
Ashland 1,113 6,313 63 16 0 7,016.3 100.9 1.4%
Barron 4,984 17,651 122 66 0 10,863.1 143.9 1.3%
Bayfield 1,017 6,149 54 18 0 6,689.0 118.4 1.8%
Brown 28,693 119,629 1,998 186 15 11,021.8 71.4 0.6%
Buffalo 1,224 4,722 27 7 0 9,060.6 51.8 0.6%
Burnett 1,071 5,548 124 23 0 6,933.4 148.9 2.1%
Calumet 5,092 18,784 447 39 2 9,892.0 75.8 0.8%
Chippewa 6,642 26,392 142 76 2 10,342.6 118.3 1.1%
Clark 3,043 9,683 354 56 4 8,759.1 161.2 1.8%
Columbia 4,707 25,051 355 39 6 8,239.4 68.3 0.8%
Crawford 1,626 6,961 46 14 0 9,821.8 84.6 0.9%
Dane 36,944 305,563 1,488 228 20 6,990.4 43.1 0.6%
Dodge 11,007 38,122 686 133 17 12,339.0 149.1 1.2%
Door 2,314 12,927 185 18 4 8,249.3 64.2 0.8%
Douglas 3,469 16,891 549 18 13 7,906.7 41.0 0.5%
Dunn 3,938 16,784 313 26 0 8,794.7 58.1 0.7%
Eau Claire 10,271 44,619 279 97 11 9,982.2 94.3 0.9%
Florence 417 1,504 31 12 0 9,432.3 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 11,336 40,574 908 76 9 10,966.1 73.5 0.7%
Forest 897 3,864 66 22 3 9,769.1 239.6 2.5%
Grant 4,402 21,357 587 78 5 8,404.9 148.9 1.8%
Green 2,597 14,827 86 11 4 7,044.8 29.8 0.4%
Green Lake 1,467 7,029 391 14 3 7,685.5 73.3 1.0%
Iowa 1,770 10,113 86 9 1 7,437.3 37.8 0.5%
Iron 467 2,317 112 19 17 7,991.1 325.1 4.1%
Jackson 2,521 9,464 38 20 0 12,211.8 96.9 0.8%
Jefferson 7,360 32,919 810 64 5 8,692.1 75.6 0.9%
Juneau 2,825 13,792 79 15 1 10,498.7 55.7 0.5%
Kenosha 13,922 66,982 1,828 258 11 8,275.5 153.4 1.9%
Kewaunee 2,291 6,736 148 26 1 11,097.7 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 11,217 47,967 598 69 0 9,479.2 58.3 0.6%
Lafayette 1,343 5,901 137 7 1 7,954.7 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,875 6,403 145 31 11 9,480.7 156.7 1.7%
Lincoln 2,743 9,717 184 53 15 9,644.2 186.3 1.9%
Manitowoc 6,788 27,362 1,011 59 14 8,458.1 73.5 0.9%
Marathon 13,036 46,136 1,270 168 31 9,674.9 124.7 1.3%
Marinette 3,843 16,448 368 58 1 9,387.4 141.7 1.5%
Marquette 1,237 5,573 159 21 5 8,044.0 136.6 1.7%
Menominee 781 3,709 2 11 0 17,822.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 92,918 429,625 8,124 1,112 22 9,838.0 117.7 1.2%
Monroe 3,950 17,080 83 30 1 8,587.3 65.2 0.8%
Oconto 4,087 15,438 402 44 7 10,766.0 115.9 1.1%
Oneida 3,064 13,717 125 53 4 8,531.7 147.6 1.7%
Outagamie 17,950 75,727 1,971 171 7 9,766.1 93.0 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,167 36,954 844 66 6 8,111.1 74.7 0.9%
Pepin 767 2,807 19 7 0 10,436.8 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,234 15,125 777 32 5 7,767.5 76.9 1.0%
Polk 3,460 17,300 51 38 0 7,881.5 86.6 1.1%
Portage 6,014 24,499 437 57 3 8,504.1 80.6 0.9%
Price 1,054 5,038 83 7 0 7,633.3 50.7 0.7%
Racine 19,472 94,480 2,415 290 23 9,975.3 148.6 1.5%
Richland 1,196 8,024 33 13 0 6,752.5 73.4 1.1%
Rock 13,433 67,652 1,347 133 12 8,381.7 83.0 1.0%
Rusk 1,212 4,515 37 14 1 8,339.1 96.3 1.2%
Sauk 4,946 32,984 223 35 6 7,890.1 55.8 0.7%
Sawyer 1,367 7,547 30 17 0 8,250.3 102.6 1.2%
Shawano 4,442 15,842 470 66 11 10,765.9 160.0 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,286 42,576 628 111 6 10,728.7 96.9 0.9%
St. Croix 5,953 31,924 1,409 37 3 6,751.8 42.0 0.6%
Taylor 1,723 5,349 208 19 8 8,372.2 92.3 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,238 11,080 84 34 2 11,039.1 115.9 1.1%
Unassigned 0 0 0 0 0
Vernon 1,690 11,856 59 33 3 5,580.0 109.0 2.0%
Vilas 1,841 7,832 98 31 2 8,501.1 143.1 1.7%
Walworth 8,436 38,016 2,172 116 13 8,221.0 113.0 1.4%
Washburn 1,186 5,793 69 15 2 7,481.2 94.6 1.3%
Washington 12,996 48,647 1,640 119 6 9,663.5 88.5 0.9%
Waukesha 38,318 156,603 3,748 415 34 9,612.1 104.1 1.1%
Waupaca 4,513 18,310 833 103 39 8,724.0 199.1 2.3%
Waushara 2,020 10,100 229 24 2 8,313.4 98.8 1.2%
Winnebago 16,278 73,191 2,342 166 18 9,612.4 98.0 1.0%
Wood 6,213 28,053 403 63 11 8,393.0 85.1 1.0%

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