Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Daily New COVID-19 Case Average Under 1,000

Indicators keep moving in positive directions for public health, but are still at elevated levels compared to much of 2020.

By - Feb 10th, 2021 04:45 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 Wednesday from 5,813 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 6,434, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since September 9th. The seven-day testing total stands at 35,564, 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 18.09%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 20.45%. 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 489 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 36 in 24 hours and 148 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,017.

The state reported 69 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 25,090 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 536 in the past week.

DHS reported 35 new deaths. A total of 6,129 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 31.07, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 37.37.

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 12,6463.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,623.7). 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, 10,215.6 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,201.3).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,546.2 (up from 9,520.2). 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 last Wednesday. New data was not available by the time of publication. A record 1,519.4 was reported November 18th.

Data from DHS

Data from DHS

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 1,538 7,455 157 11 4.00 7,504.30 53.7 0.70%
Ashland 1,162 6,573 65 16 0.00 7,325.20 100.9 1.40%
Barron 5,205 18,255 139 74 0.00 11,344.80 161.3 1.40%
Bayfield 1,056 6,437 64 18 0.00 6,945.50 118.4 1.70%
Brown 29,736 123,387 2,209 200 21.00 11,422.50 76.8 0.70%
Buffalo 1,295 5,015 30 7 0.00 9,586.20 51.8 0.50%
Burnett 1,134 5,761 127 23 0.00 7,341.20 148.9 2.00%
Calumet 5,353 19,631 512 40 2.00 10,399.00 77.7 0.70%
Chippewa 6,932 27,372 150 87 2.00 10,794.10 135.5 1.30%
Clark 3,128 10,026 376 56 4.00 9,003.80 161.2 1.80%
Columbia 4,921 25,846 370 46 8.00 8,614.00 80.5 0.90%
Crawford 1,648 7,151 47 17 0.00 9,954.70 102.7 1.00%
Dane 38,906 315,853 1,541 264 21.00 7,361.60 50 0.70%
Dodge 11,279 39,154 740 154 21.00 12,643.90 172.6 1.40%
Door 2,383 13,385 192 19 5.00 8,495.20 67.7 0.80%
Douglas 3,628 17,636 541 23 14.00 8,269.10 52.4 0.60%
Dunn 4,152 17,624 322 26 0.00 9,272.60 58.1 0.60%
Eau Claire 10,798 46,475 299 104 10.00 10,494.40 101.1 1.00%
Florence 430 1,553 34 12 0.00 9,726.30 271.4 2.80%
Fond du Lac 11,738 42,064 998 88 8.00 11,355.00 85.1 0.70%
Forest 914 4,050 70 23 3.00 9,954.30 250.5 2.50%
Grant 4,569 22,085 659 79 5.00 8,723.80 150.8 1.70%
Green 2,900 15,480 100 15 6.00 7,866.80 40.7 0.50%
Green Lake 1,511 7,299 418 18 3.00 7,916.00 94.3 1.20%
Iowa 1,825 10,468 88 9 1.00 7,668.40 37.8 0.50%
Iron 500 2,414 112 19 18.00 8,555.80 325.1 3.80%
Jackson 2,559 9,071 40 23 0.00 12,395.90 111.4 0.90%
Jefferson 7,713 33,943 921 74 8.00 9,108.90 87.4 1.00%
Juneau 2,933 14,106 80 18 1.00 10,900.10 66.9 0.60%
Kenosha 14,513 69,091 2,015 287 16.00 8,626.80 170.6 2.00%
Kewaunee 2,392 6,922 160 27 1.00 11,586.90 130.8 1.10%
La Crosse 11,979 50,369 639 75 0.00 10,123.10 63.4 0.60%
Lafayette 1,398 6,109 144 7 1.00 8,280.50 41.5 0.50%
Langlade 1,913 6,636 153 31 12.00 9,672.90 156.7 1.60%
Lincoln 2,850 10,058 188 56 17.00 10,020.40 196.9 2.00%
Manitowoc 7,099 28,379 1,087 61 16.00 8,845.70 76 0.90%
Marathon 13,427 47,616 1,315 170 32.00 9,965.00 126.2 1.30%
Marinette 3,939 17,067 374 61 2.00 9,621.90 149 1.50%
Marquette 1,289 5,808 167 21 5.00 8,382.10 136.6 1.60%
Menominee 791 3,754 2 11 0.00 18,051.10 251 1.40%
Milwaukee 96,484 442,198 8,604 1,184 36.00 10,215.60 125.4 1.20%
Monroe 4,183 17,754 85 30 1.00 9,093.90 65.2 0.70%
Oconto 4,198 15,922 428 47 7.00 11,058.40 123.8 1.10%
Oneida 3,274 14,167 130 62 4.00 9,116.50 172.6 1.90%
Outagamie 18,775 79,546 2,217 186 10.00 10,214.90 101.2 1.00%
Ozaukee 7,482 38,375 870 72 6.00 8,467.60 81.5 1.00%
Pepin 786 2,917 20 7 0.00 10,695.30 95.3 0.90%
Pierce 3,394 15,715 864 33 6.00 8,151.80 79.3 1.00%
Polk 3,717 17,980 61 43 0.00 8,467.00 97.9 1.20%
Portage 6,309 25,430 490 60 3.00 8,921.20 84.8 1.00%
Price 1,124 5,216 93 7 0.00 8,140.20 50.7 0.60%
Racine 20,051 95,811 2,530 312 29.00 10,271.90 159.8 1.60%
Richland 1,251 8,036 37 13 0.00 7,063.00 73.4 1.00%
Rock 14,034 70,111 1,522 148 14.00 8,756.70 92.3 1.10%
Rusk 1,240 4,692 40 16 1.00 8,531.70 110.1 1.30%
Sauk 5,153 33,739 237 37 6.00 8,220.30 59 0.70%
Sawyer 1,446 7,827 32 19 0.00 8,727.10 114.7 1.30%
Shawano 4,542 16,409 491 69 11.00 11,008.20 167.2 1.50%
Sheboygan 12,580 43,988 699 125 8.00 10,985.50 109.2 1.00%
St. Croix 6,226 33,199 1,564 42 4.00 7,061.40 47.6 0.70%
Taylor 1,771 5,543 211 20 9.00 8,605.40 97.2 1.10%
Trempealeau 3,334 11,463 90 36 2.00 11,366.40 122.7 1.10%
Vernon 1,783 12,297 62 36 3.00 5,887.00 118.9 2.00%
Vilas 2,035 8,199 115 35 2.00 9,396.90 161.6 1.70%
Walworth 8,707 39,219 2,329 124 19.00 8,485.10 120.8 1.40%
Washburn 1,257 6,093 70 18 2.00 7,929.10 113.5 1.40%
Washington 13,507 50,492 1,712 128 8.00 10,043.40 95.2 0.90%
Waukesha 39,735 162,535 3,969 464 41.00 9,967.60 116.4 1.20%
Waupaca 4,699 19,039 857 109 42.00 9,083.50 210.7 2.30%
Waushara 2,074 10,370 298 29 3.00 8,535.70 119.4 1.40%
Winnebago 16,723 75,735 2,584 176 20.00 9,875.20 103.9 1.10%
Wood 6,561 29,181 428 72 12.00 8,863.10 97.3 1.10%

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