Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

752 New COVID-19 Cases

30-day rolling death average falls below 30 for first time since early November.

By - Feb 13th, 2021 07:21 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 752 new COVID-19 cases Saturday from 4,504 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 5,645, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since September 5th. The seven-day testing total stands at 35,419, 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 15.94%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 18.9%. 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 421 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 40 from a day prior and 149 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 988.

The state reported 71 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 25,268 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 444 in the past week.

DHS reported 10 new deaths. A total of 6,161 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,188 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 29.03, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 38.93.

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 12,678.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,668.6). 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, 10,261.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,250.2).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,596.9 (up from 9,583.9). 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 1,543 7,503 157 11 4 7,528.7 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,168 6,615 63 16 0 7,363.0 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,236 18,352 142 74 0 11,412.4 161.3 1.4%
Bayfield 1,059 6,473 69 18 0 6,965.3 118.4 1.7%
Brown 29,878 123,935 2,232 202 24 11,477.0 77.6 0.7%
Buffalo 1,304 5,068 28 7 0 9,652.8 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,148 5,806 129 23 0 7,431.9 148.9 2.0%
Calumet 5,390 19,814 514 41 2 10,470.9 79.6 0.8%
Chippewa 6,961 27,571 157 88 2 10,839.3 137.0 1.3%
Clark 3,139 10,076 383 56 4 9,035.4 161.2 1.8%
Columbia 4,950 25,996 374 50 8 8,664.8 87.5 1.0%
Crawford 1,655 7,184 48 17 0 9,997.0 102.7 1.0%
Dane 39,212 316,900 1,547 264 22 7,419.5 50.0 0.7%
Dodge 11,310 39,351 747 154 21 12,678.7 172.6 1.4%
Door 2,390 13,458 192 19 5 8,520.2 67.7 0.8%
Douglas 3,633 17,746 542 23 14 8,280.5 52.4 0.6%
Dunn 4,176 17,737 322 26 0 9,326.2 58.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 10,837 46,765 302 104 10 10,532.3 101.1 1.0%
Florence 431 1,552 34 12 0 9,748.9 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,794 42,373 1,023 88 8 11,409.2 85.1 0.7%
Forest 918 4,073 69 23 3 9,997.8 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,593 22,193 668 79 5 8,769.6 150.8 1.7%
Green 2,964 15,621 103 16 6 8,040.4 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,515 7,353 415 18 3 7,936.9 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,830 10,525 87 9 1 7,689.4 37.8 0.5%
Iron 515 2,432 116 19 19 8,812.5 325.1 3.7%
Jackson 2,571 9,114 40 23 0 12,454.0 111.4 0.9%
Jefferson 7,757 34,127 936 75 8 9,160.9 88.6 1.0%
Juneau 2,955 14,188 81 19 1 10,981.9 70.6 0.6%
Kenosha 14,590 69,499 2,043 288 16 8,672.6 171.2 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,399 6,963 160 27 1 11,620.8 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 12,012 50,757 647 75 0 10,151.0 63.4 0.6%
Lafayette 1,407 6,136 145 7 1 8,333.8 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,918 6,677 153 31 12 9,698.1 156.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,867 10,103 188 56 17 10,080.2 196.9 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,140 28,587 1,097 61 16 8,896.8 76.0 0.9%
Marathon 13,484 47,880 1,320 171 32 10,007.3 126.9 1.3%
Marinette 3,951 17,185 379 61 2 9,651.2 149.0 1.5%
Marquette 1,294 5,843 170 21 5 8,414.6 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 792 3,754 2 11 0 18,073.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 96,918 444,582 8,653 1,188 36 10,261.5 125.8 1.2%
Monroe 4,212 17,862 86 30 1 9,156.9 65.2 0.7%
Oconto 4,218 16,011 433 47 7 11,111.1 123.8 1.1%
Oneida 3,301 14,234 133 64 4 9,191.7 178.2 1.9%
Outagamie 18,896 80,272 2,240 186 10 10,280.7 101.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,519 38,697 881 73 6 8,509.5 82.6 1.0%
Pepin 797 2,934 20 7 0 10,845.0 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,410 15,786 867 33 6 8,190.2 79.3 1.0%
Polk 3,759 18,113 63 43 0 8,562.6 97.9 1.1%
Portage 6,351 25,549 499 63 3 8,980.6 89.1 1.0%
Price 1,130 5,245 95 7 0 8,183.7 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,122 96,150 2,547 314 29 10,308.2 160.9 1.6%
Richland 1,257 7,950 35 13 0 7,096.9 73.4 1.0%
Rock 14,140 70,577 1,535 150 14 8,822.9 93.6 1.1%
Rusk 1,240 4,714 40 16 1 8,531.7 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,173 33,854 239 37 6 8,252.2 59.0 0.7%
Sawyer 1,461 7,879 32 20 0 8,817.7 120.7 1.4%
Shawano 4,551 16,488 493 70 11 11,030.1 169.7 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,650 44,287 705 125 8 11,046.6 109.2 1.0%
St. Croix 6,251 33,456 1,581 42 4 7,089.8 47.6 0.7%
Taylor 1,784 5,564 211 20 9 8,668.6 97.2 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,354 11,529 90 36 2 11,434.6 122.7 1.1%
Vernon 1,793 12,332 62 36 3 5,920.0 118.9 2.0%
Vilas 2,058 8,241 116 36 2 9,503.1 166.2 1.7%
Walworth 8,734 39,386 2,342 124 19 8,511.4 120.8 1.4%
Washburn 1,269 6,148 71 18 2 8,004.8 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,574 50,783 1,722 127 8 10,093.2 94.4 0.9%
Waukesha 39,978 163,546 4,021 466 43 10,028.5 116.9 1.2%
Waupaca 4,713 19,207 863 110 42 9,110.6 212.6 2.3%
Waushara 2,084 10,418 300 28 3 8,576.8 115.2 1.3%
Winnebago 16,803 76,350 2,616 177 20 9,922.4 104.5 1.1%
Wood 6,614 29,411 436 72 12 8,934.7 97.3 1.1%

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