Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

938 New COVID-19 Cases

Rolling seven-day total continues on downward trend.

By - Feb 12th, 2021 05:31 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 938 new COVID-19 cases Friday from 5,545 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 5,827, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since September 5th. The seven-day testing total stands at 35,353, below November 18th’s record rolling total of 133,019 tests and its lowest point since May 17th. 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 16.48%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 19.48%. 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 461 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 28 from a day prior and 122 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 1,017.

The state reported 55 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 25,197 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 463 in the past week.

DHS reported 11 new deaths. A total of 6,151 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,186 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 30.10, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 39.33.

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 (no change). Dodge County has recorded 12,668.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,664.1). 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, 10,250.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,234.7).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,583.9 (up from 9,567.6). 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 1,542 7,490 157 11 4 7,523.8 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,168 6,601 64 16 0 7,363.0 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,225 18,319 140 74 0 11,388.4 161.3 1.4%
Bayfield 1,059 6,464 69 18 0 6,965.3 118.4 1.7%
Brown 29,850 123,785 2,218 202 24 11,466.3 77.6 0.7%
Buffalo 1,304 5,063 28 7 0 9,652.8 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,141 5,789 129 23 0 7,386.5 148.9 2.0%
Calumet 5,380 19,766 513 41 2 10,451.5 79.6 0.8%
Chippewa 6,954 27,512 157 87 2 10,828.4 135.5 1.3%
Clark 3,136 10,061 381 56 4 9,026.8 161.2 1.8%
Columbia 4,945 25,949 373 47 8 8,656.0 82.3 1.0%
Crawford 1,652 7,176 48 17 0 9,978.9 102.7 1.0%
Dane 39,124 316,911 1,556 264 22 7,402.9 50.0 0.7%
Dodge 11,301 39,299 746 154 21 12,668.6 172.6 1.4%
Door 2,390 13,436 192 19 5 8,520.2 67.7 0.8%
Douglas 3,630 17,692 542 23 14 8,273.7 52.4 0.6%
Dunn 4,168 17,709 322 26 0 9,308.4 58.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 10,826 46,665 299 104 10 10,521.6 101.1 1.0%
Florence 430 1,551 34 12 0 9,726.3 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,781 42,256 1,016 88 8 11,396.6 85.1 0.7%
Forest 917 4,061 69 23 3 9,986.9 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,587 22,168 660 79 5 8,758.2 150.8 1.7%
Green 2,942 15,579 103 16 6 7,980.7 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,515 7,333 415 18 3 7,936.9 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,828 10,506 88 9 1 7,681.0 37.8 0.5%
Iron 514 2,422 116 19 19 8,795.3 325.1 3.7%
Jackson 2,567 9,106 40 23 0 12,434.6 111.4 0.9%
Jefferson 7,744 34,082 933 75 8 9,145.6 88.6 1.0%
Juneau 2,950 14,143 81 18 1 10,963.3 66.9 0.6%
Kenosha 14,567 69,399 2,039 287 16 8,658.9 170.6 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,398 6,950 160 27 1 11,616.0 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 12,008 50,660 648 75 0 10,147.6 63.4 0.6%
Lafayette 1,405 6,130 144 7 1 8,322.0 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,916 6,664 153 31 12 9,688.0 156.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,863 10,083 188 56 17 10,066.1 196.9 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,136 28,547 1,094 61 16 8,891.8 76.0 0.9%
Marathon 13,460 47,816 1,328 171 32 9,989.5 126.9 1.3%
Marinette 3,949 17,146 379 61 2 9,646.3 149.0 1.5%
Marquette 1,291 5,826 169 21 5 8,395.1 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 792 3,754 2 11 0 18,073.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 96,811 443,936 8,644 1,186 36 10,250.2 125.6 1.2%
Monroe 4,204 17,827 85 30 1 9,139.5 65.2 0.7%
Oconto 4,211 15,988 433 47 7 11,092.7 123.8 1.1%
Oneida 3,292 14,194 131 64 4 9,166.6 178.2 1.9%
Outagamie 18,859 80,125 2,231 186 10 10,260.6 101.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,510 38,581 878 73 6 8,499.3 82.6 1.0%
Pepin 791 2,924 20 7 0 10,763.4 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,405 15,768 867 33 6 8,178.2 79.3 1.0%
Polk 3,751 18,072 62 43 0 8,544.4 97.9 1.1%
Portage 6,337 25,511 500 63 3 8,960.8 89.1 1.0%
Price 1,129 5,239 93 7 0 8,176.4 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,094 96,038 2,543 314 29 10,293.9 160.9 1.6%
Richland 1,255 7,986 34 13 0 7,085.6 73.4 1.0%
Rock 14,119 70,462 1,528 148 14 8,809.8 92.3 1.0%
Rusk 1,240 4,707 40 16 1 8,531.7 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,168 33,814 237 38 6 8,244.3 60.6 0.7%
Sawyer 1,455 7,862 32 19 0 8,781.5 114.7 1.3%
Shawano 4,548 16,479 490 69 11 11,022.8 167.2 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,644 44,218 705 125 8 11,041.3 109.2 1.0%
St. Croix 6,244 33,373 1,582 42 4 7,081.9 47.6 0.7%
Taylor 1,781 5,556 211 20 9 8,654.0 97.2 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,344 11,507 90 36 2 11,400.5 122.7 1.1%
Vernon 1,791 12,322 62 36 3 5,913.4 118.9 2.0%
Vilas 2,053 8,228 115 36 2 9,480.1 166.2 1.8%
Walworth 8,733 39,334 2,340 124 19 8,510.5 120.8 1.4%
Washburn 1,266 6,135 70 18 2 7,985.9 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,555 50,700 1,720 128 8 10,079.1 95.2 0.9%
Waukesha 39,920 163,232 4,002 466 43 10,014.0 116.9 1.2%
Waupaca 4,709 19,168 860 110 42 9,102.9 212.6 2.3%
Waushara 2,082 10,403 300 28 3 8,568.6 115.2 1.3%
Winnebago 16,792 76,192 2,602 177 20 9,915.9 104.5 1.1%
Wood 6,600 29,338 437 72 12 8,915.8 97.3 1.1%

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