Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Lowest New Case Total Since August 31st

COVID-19 cases on a downward trend, but Monday is also regularly lowest reported total of week.

By - Feb 8th, 2021 07:38 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 543 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 3,718 processed tests. It’s the lowest case total reported since August 31st before that.

The seven-day case total stands at 7,204, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since September 11th. The seven-day testing total stands at 34,631, 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 20.8%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 21.38%. 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. But the seven-day average hasn’t been below 10% since September 6th.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 572 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of two in 24 hours and a decrease of 114 from a week ago. The total decreased every day for the past week. Thirty days ago the total was 1,002.

The state reported 34 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 24,919 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 582 in the past week.

DHS reported one new death. A total of 6,055 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,180 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 30, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 40.37.

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 18,051.1 cases per 100,000 residents (no change). Dodge County has recorded 12,606.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,595.7). 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, 10,190.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,182.3).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,520.2 (up from 9,510.8). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 337.5 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.

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 1,530 7,432 155 11 3 7,465.2 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,161 6,561 64 16 0 7,318.9 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,192 18,195 139 72 0 11,316.5 156.9 1.4%
Bayfield 1,055 6,427 67 18 0 6,939.0 118.4 1.7%
Brown 29,677 122,938 2,190 199 20 11,399.8 76.4 0.7%
Buffalo 1,292 5,006 30 7 0 9,564.0 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,125 5,744 127 23 0 7,283.0 148.9 2.0%
Calumet 5,337 19,534 507 39 2 10,367.9 75.8 0.7%
Chippewa 6,917 27,274 150 86 2 10,770.8 133.9 1.2%
Clark 3,128 9,982 375 56 4 9,003.8 161.2 1.8%
Columbia 4,911 25,778 369 46 7 8,596.5 80.5 0.9%
Crawford 1,644 7,143 47 17 0 9,930.5 102.7 1.0%
Dane 38,768 315,252 1,534 256 21 7,335.5 48.4 0.7%
Dodge 11,246 39,031 736 154 21 12,606.9 172.6 1.4%
Door 2,374 13,343 192 18 5 8,463.2 64.2 0.8%
Douglas 3,627 17,585 541 23 14 8,266.9 52.4 0.6%
Dunn 4,135 17,575 322 26 0 9,234.7 58.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 10,782 46,255 295 101 10 10,478.8 98.2 0.9%
Florence 430 1,546 34 12 0 9,726.3 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,718 41,919 992 87 8 11,335.6 84.2 0.7%
Forest 914 4,024 70 22 3 9,954.3 239.6 2.4%
Grant 4,557 21,961 654 79 5 8,700.9 150.8 1.7%
Green 2,857 15,400 100 13 6 7,750.1 35.3 0.5%
Green Lake 1,508 7,268 416 17 3 7,900.3 89.1 1.1%
Iowa 1,818 10,435 88 9 1 7,639.0 37.8 0.5%
Iron 489 2,409 112 19 18 8,367.6 325.1 3.9%
Jackson 2,556 9,132 39 22 0 12,381.3 106.6 0.9%
Jefferson 7,698 33,821 918 73 6 9,091.2 86.2 0.9%
Juneau 2,923 14,071 81 18 1 10,862.9 66.9 0.6%
Kenosha 14,457 68,852 1,993 280 17 8,593.5 166.4 1.9%
Kewaunee 2,379 6,891 161 27 1 11,523.9 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 11,918 50,045 628 74 0 10,071.6 62.5 0.6%
Lafayette 1,392 6,073 144 7 1 8,245.0 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,909 6,607 153 31 12 9,652.6 156.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,843 10,031 187 56 17 9,995.8 196.9 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,076 28,269 1,076 61 15 8,817.0 76.0 0.9%
Marathon 13,405 47,406 1,310 170 32 9,948.7 126.2 1.3%
Marinette 3,933 16,990 374 61 2 9,607.2 149.0 1.6%
Marquette 1,290 5,785 166 21 5 8,388.6 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 791 3,754 2 11 0 18,051.1 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 96,244 440,841 8,549 1,180 35 10,190.2 124.9 1.2%
Monroe 4,159 17,686 84 30 1 9,041.7 65.2 0.7%
Oconto 4,195 15,871 422 47 7 11,050.5 123.8 1.1%
Oneida 3,265 14,134 131 62 4 9,091.4 172.6 1.9%
Outagamie 18,724 79,152 2,186 185 7 10,187.2 100.7 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,457 38,244 868 72 6 8,439.3 81.5 1.0%
Pepin 784 2,906 20 7 0 10,668.1 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,381 15,684 846 33 6 8,120.6 79.3 1.0%
Polk 3,696 17,918 61 42 0 8,419.1 95.7 1.1%
Portage 6,281 25,341 489 60 4 8,881.6 84.8 1.0%
Price 1,122 5,201 93 7 0 8,125.7 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,006 95,617 2,513 302 28 10,248.8 154.7 1.5%
Richland 1,248 8,079 36 13 0 7,046.1 73.4 1.0%
Rock 13,997 69,830 1,485 148 13 8,733.7 92.3 1.1%
Rusk 1,236 4,678 40 16 1 8,504.2 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,143 33,679 236 37 6 8,204.4 59.0 0.7%
Sawyer 1,441 7,808 31 17 0 8,697.0 102.6 1.2%
Shawano 4,536 16,358 482 69 11 10,993.7 167.2 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,565 43,811 692 125 7 10,972.4 109.2 1.0%
St. Croix 6,210 33,078 1,547 41 4 7,043.3 46.5 0.7%
Taylor 1,768 5,522 211 20 9 8,590.9 97.2 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,322 11,412 88 36 2 11,325.5 122.7 1.1%
Vernon 1,776 12,247 62 35 3 5,863.9 115.6 2.0%
Vilas 2,021 8,166 113 32 2 9,332.3 147.8 1.6%
Walworth 8,698 39,099 2,303 122 16 8,476.3 118.9 1.4%
Washburn 1,256 6,067 70 18 2 7,922.8 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,451 50,298 1,708 125 8 10,001.8 92.9 0.9%
Waukesha 39,649 161,804 3,974 457 41 9,946.0 114.6 1.2%
Waupaca 4,673 18,954 860 108 40 9,033.3 208.8 2.3%
Waushara 2,064 10,335 286 28 3 8,494.5 115.2 1.4%
Winnebago 16,702 75,459 2,571 175 19 9,862.8 103.3 1.0%
Wood 6,537 29,074 427 68 12 8,830.7 91.9 1.0%

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