Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

1,239 New COVID-19 Cases

First time over 1,000 cases in five days.

By - Feb 11th, 2021 05:52 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 1,239 new COVID-19 cases Thursday from 7,414 processed tests. The first time more than 1,000 cases were reported in the past five days.

The seven-day case total stands at 6,155, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since September 9th. The seven-day testing total stands at 35,534, 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 17.32%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 19.92%. 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 489 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, no change over 24 hours, but a decrease of 105 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,017.

The state reported 52 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 25,142 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 508 in the past week.

DHS reported 11 new deaths. A total of 6,140 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 30.97, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 38.50.

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 18,073.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 18,051.1). Dodge County has recorded 12,664.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,646.9). Jackson, Shawano, Trempealeau, Brown, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Barron, Chippewa, Calumet, Outagamie and Juneau are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 10,234.7 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,215.6).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,567.6 (up from 9,546.2). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 265.1 cases per 100,000 residents in the past two weeks according to the DHS activity level report released Wednesday. A record 1,519.4 was 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 1,541 7,475 157 11 4 7,518.9 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,167 6,589 63 16 0 7,356.7 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,217 18,290 140 74 0 11,371.0 161.3 1.4%
Bayfield 1,057 6,456 67 18 0 6,952.1 118.4 1.7%
Brown 29,792 123,630 2,215 202 24 11,444.0 77.6 0.7%
Buffalo 1,302 5,057 28 7 0 9,638.0 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,135 5,768 128 23 0 7,347.7 148.9 2.0%
Calumet 5,370 19,728 515 40 2 10,432.0 77.7 0.7%
Chippewa 6,944 27,456 150 87 2 10,812.8 135.5 1.3%
Clark 3,131 10,045 380 56 4 9,012.4 161.2 1.8%
Columbia 4,934 25,906 371 47 8 8,636.7 82.3 1.0%
Crawford 1,650 7,168 47 17 0 9,966.8 102.7 1.0%
Dane 39,039 316,434 1,554 264 22 7,386.8 50.0 0.7%
Dodge 11,297 39,238 744 154 21 12,664.1 172.6 1.4%
Door 2,391 13,417 190 19 5 8,523.8 67.7 0.8%
Douglas 3,629 17,665 542 23 14 8,271.4 52.4 0.6%
Dunn 4,156 17,661 322 26 0 9,281.6 58.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 10,815 46,592 297 104 10 10,510.9 101.1 1.0%
Florence 430 1,551 34 12 0 9,726.3 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,760 42,168 1,012 88 8 11,376.3 85.1 0.7%
Forest 916 4,056 70 23 3 9,976.0 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,576 22,128 658 79 5 8,737.2 150.8 1.7%
Green 2,916 15,514 101 15 6 7,910.2 40.7 0.5%
Green Lake 1,513 7,315 417 18 3 7,926.4 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,827 10,491 88 9 1 7,676.8 37.8 0.5%
Iron 509 2,419 113 19 18 8,709.8 325.1 3.7%
Jackson 2,560 9,081 40 23 0 12,400.7 111.4 0.9%
Jefferson 7,727 34,039 924 74 9 9,125.5 87.4 1.0%
Juneau 2,941 14,119 80 18 1 10,929.8 66.9 0.6%
Kenosha 14,546 69,259 2,031 286 16 8,646.4 170.0 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,396 6,933 160 27 1 11,606.3 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 11,996 50,514 644 75 0 10,137.5 63.4 0.6%
Lafayette 1,401 6,117 144 7 1 8,298.3 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,915 6,653 153 31 12 9,683.0 156.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,860 10,069 188 56 17 10,055.6 196.9 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,125 28,465 1,092 61 16 8,878.1 76.0 0.9%
Marathon 13,449 47,735 1,326 170 32 9,981.4 126.2 1.3%
Marinette 3,943 17,110 376 61 2 9,631.6 149.0 1.5%
Marquette 1,290 5,821 167 21 5 8,388.6 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 792 3,754 2 11 0 18,073.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 96,665 443,138 8,621 1,185 36 10,234.7 125.5 1.2%
Monroe 4,193 17,796 85 30 1 9,115.6 65.2 0.7%
Oconto 4,203 15,962 431 47 7 11,071.6 123.8 1.1%
Oneida 3,285 14,195 130 62 4 9,147.1 172.6 1.9%
Outagamie 18,830 79,848 2,219 186 10 10,244.8 101.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,503 38,492 876 73 6 8,491.4 82.6 1.0%
Pepin 789 2,921 20 7 0 10,736.2 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,400 15,744 863 33 6 8,166.2 79.3 1.0%
Polk 3,732 18,036 63 43 0 8,501.1 97.9 1.2%
Portage 6,321 25,474 500 62 3 8,938.2 87.7 1.0%
Price 1,127 5,226 93 7 0 8,161.9 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,077 95,945 2,542 314 29 10,285.2 160.9 1.6%
Richland 1,252 8,047 36 13 0 7,068.7 73.4 1.0%
Rock 14,086 70,312 1,523 148 14 8,789.2 92.3 1.1%
Rusk 1,240 4,702 40 16 1 8,531.7 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,164 33,797 240 38 6 8,237.9 60.6 0.7%
Sawyer 1,452 7,844 32 19 0 8,763.4 114.7 1.3%
Shawano 4,543 16,431 491 69 11 11,010.7 167.2 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,621 44,147 705 125 8 11,021.3 109.2 1.0%
St. Croix 6,240 33,278 1,568 42 4 7,077.3 47.6 0.7%
Taylor 1,778 5,553 211 20 9 8,639.5 97.2 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,339 11,483 90 36 2 11,383.5 122.7 1.1%
Vernon 1,788 12,311 62 36 3 5,903.5 118.9 2.0%
Vilas 2,045 8,217 115 35 2 9,443.1 161.6 1.7%
Walworth 8,719 39,292 2,340 124 19 8,496.8 120.8 1.4%
Washburn 1,260 6,117 70 18 2 7,948.0 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,541 50,608 1,717 128 8 10,068.7 95.2 0.9%
Waukesha 39,832 162,921 3,988 466 43 9,991.9 116.9 1.2%
Waupaca 4,702 19,109 857 110 42 9,089.3 212.6 2.3%
Waushara 2,078 10,389 300 28 3 8,552.1 115.2 1.3%
Winnebago 16,767 75,979 2,587 176 20 9,901.1 103.9 1.0%
Wood 6,583 29,281 428 72 12 8,892.8 97.3 1.1%

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