Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Over 25,000 Hospitalized With COVID-19 Since Pandemic Began

But new hospitalizations are slowing, part of an overall deceleration of disease spread.

By - Feb 9th, 2021 07:17 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 681 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 4,168 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 6,790, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since September 9th. The seven-day testing total stands at 35,617, 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 19.06%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 20.92%. 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 525 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 47 in 24 hours and 132 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 999.

The state reported 102 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 25,021 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 561 in the past week.

DHS reported 39 new deaths. A total of 6,094 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 31.23, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 38.87.

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 18,051.1 cases per 100,000 residents (no change). Dodge County has recorded 12,623.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,606.9). 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, 10,201.3 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,190.2).

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 1,533 7,443 157 11 4 7,479.9 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,162 6,564 64 16 0 7,325.2 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,195 18,209 139 73 0 11,323.0 159.1 1.4%
Bayfield 1,055 6,439 67 18 0 6,939.0 118.4 1.7%
Brown 29,710 123,186 2,192 199 21 11,412.5 76.4 0.7%
Buffalo 1,292 5,007 30 7 0 9,564.0 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,130 5,749 128 23 0 7,315.3 148.9 2.0%
Calumet 5,341 19,582 513 39 2 10,375.7 75.8 0.7%
Chippewa 6,922 27,317 150 86 2 10,778.6 133.9 1.2%
Clark 3,128 10,000 376 56 4 9,003.8 161.2 1.8%
Columbia 4,916 25,799 369 46 8 8,605.2 80.5 0.9%
Crawford 1,646 7,147 47 17 0 9,942.6 102.7 1.0%
Dane 38,807 315,494 1,537 264 21 7,342.9 50.0 0.7%
Dodge 11,261 39,047 738 154 21 12,623.7 172.6 1.4%
Door 2,377 13,354 192 18 5 8,473.9 64.2 0.8%
Douglas 3,629 17,618 540 23 14 8,271.4 52.4 0.6%
Dunn 4,137 17,585 323 26 0 9,239.1 58.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 10,788 46,377 295 104 10 10,484.7 101.1 1.0%
Florence 430 1,549 34 12 0 9,726.3 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,721 41,946 997 88 8 11,338.6 85.1 0.8%
Forest 914 4,037 70 22 3 9,954.3 239.6 2.4%
Grant 4,560 21,992 655 79 5 8,706.6 150.8 1.7%
Green 2,862 15,408 100 15 6 7,763.7 40.7 0.5%
Green Lake 1,511 7,280 417 17 3 7,916.0 89.1 1.1%
Iowa 1,821 10,445 88 9 1 7,651.6 37.8 0.5%
Iron 497 2,414 112 19 18 8,504.4 325.1 3.8%
Jackson 2,557 9,147 39 22 0 12,386.2 106.6 0.9%
Jefferson 7,701 33,875 925 74 8 9,094.8 87.4 1.0%
Juneau 2,929 14,077 81 18 1 10,885.2 66.9 0.6%
Kenosha 14,494 68,952 2,000 282 17 8,615.5 167.6 1.9%
Kewaunee 2,388 6,902 160 27 1 11,567.5 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 11,945 50,154 634 75 0 10,094.4 63.4 0.6%
Lafayette 1,395 6,083 144 7 1 8,262.7 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,908 6,623 153 31 12 9,647.6 156.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,847 10,043 188 56 17 10,009.8 196.9 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,083 28,307 1,080 61 15 8,825.7 76.0 0.9%
Marathon 13,411 47,550 1,312 170 32 9,953.2 126.2 1.3%
Marinette 3,937 17,016 374 61 2 9,617.0 149.0 1.5%
Marquette 1,289 5,792 167 21 5 8,382.1 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 791 3,752 2 11 0 18,051.1 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 96,349 441,375 8,588 1,180 36 10,201.3 124.9 1.2%
Monroe 4,169 17,717 86 30 1 9,063.4 65.2 0.7%
Oconto 4,197 15,903 427 47 7 11,055.8 123.8 1.1%
Oneida 3,268 14,153 130 62 4 9,099.8 172.6 1.9%
Outagamie 18,756 79,331 2,199 186 8 10,204.6 101.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,473 38,315 869 72 6 8,457.4 81.5 1.0%
Pepin 784 2,909 20 7 0 10,668.1 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,387 15,691 854 33 6 8,135.0 79.3 1.0%
Polk 3,703 17,934 61 42 0 8,435.1 95.7 1.1%
Portage 6,297 25,372 487 60 3 8,904.3 84.8 1.0%
Price 1,122 5,203 93 7 0 8,125.7 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,032 95,634 2,513 308 29 10,262.1 157.8 1.5%
Richland 1,248 8,072 36 13 0 7,046.1 73.4 1.0%
Rock 14,007 69,943 1,484 148 14 8,739.9 92.3 1.1%
Rusk 1,238 4,686 40 16 1 8,518.0 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,152 33,690 237 37 6 8,218.7 59.0 0.7%
Sawyer 1,441 7,820 32 19 0 8,697.0 114.7 1.3%
Shawano 4,539 16,382 490 69 11 11,001.0 167.2 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,574 43,891 696 125 8 10,980.2 109.2 1.0%
St. Croix 6,224 33,121 1,553 42 4 7,059.2 47.6 0.7%
Taylor 1,770 5,530 211 20 9 8,600.6 97.2 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,329 11,436 89 36 2 11,349.4 122.7 1.1%
Vernon 1,782 12,261 62 35 3 5,883.7 115.6 2.0%
Vilas 2,028 8,176 113 35 2 9,364.6 161.6 1.7%
Walworth 8,701 39,134 2,316 122 17 8,479.3 118.9 1.4%
Washburn 1,256 6,073 70 18 2 7,922.8 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,477 50,386 1,708 126 8 10,021.1 93.7 0.9%
Waukesha 39,708 162,118 3,991 460 41 9,960.8 115.4 1.2%
Waupaca 4,680 18,988 866 108 40 9,046.8 208.8 2.3%
Waushara 2,073 10,358 294 28 3 8,531.6 115.2 1.4%
Winnebago 16,718 75,598 2,576 175 19 9,872.2 103.3 1.0%
Wood 6,548 29,123 426 71 12 8,845.5 95.9 1.1%

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