Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

5,477 New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week

Weekly total is now barely more than daily average in November.

By - Feb 14th, 2021 08:13 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 503 new COVID-19 cases Sunday from 4,186 processed tests.

The weekly case total is now lower than past single day totals. But still at a point higher than any week before the middle of July.

The seven-day case total stands at 5,477, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since September 4th. The seven-day testing total stands at 35,078, 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 15.61%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 18.46%. 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 399 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 22 from a day prior and 171 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 953.

The state reported 34 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 25,302 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 417 in the past week.

DHS reported one new death. A total of 6,162 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 28, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 37.53.

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 12,679.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,678.7). 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, 10,270.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,261.5).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,605.6 (up from 9,596.9). 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 1,548 7,521 157 11 4 7,553.1 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,168 6,627 63 16 0 7,363.0 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,245 18,376 142 74 0 11,432.0 161.3 1.4%
Bayfield 1,062 6,492 68 18 0 6,985.0 118.4 1.7%
Brown 29,888 124,048 2,238 202 24 11,480.9 77.6 0.7%
Buffalo 1,306 5,087 29 7 0 9,667.6 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,158 5,821 131 23 0 7,496.6 148.9 2.0%
Calumet 5,397 19,863 513 41 2 10,484.5 79.6 0.8%
Chippewa 6,971 27,601 157 88 2 10,854.9 137.0 1.3%
Clark 3,141 10,081 384 57 4 9,041.2 164.1 1.8%
Columbia 4,954 26,045 374 50 8 8,671.8 87.5 1.0%
Crawford 1,657 7,196 48 17 0 10,009.1 102.7 1.0%
Dane 39,270 317,224 1,552 264 22 7,430.5 50.0 0.7%
Dodge 11,311 39,394 750 154 21 12,679.8 172.6 1.4%
Door 2,391 13,467 192 19 5 8,523.8 67.7 0.8%
Douglas 3,638 17,771 542 23 14 8,291.9 52.4 0.6%
Dunn 4,188 17,774 325 26 0 9,353.0 58.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 10,856 46,849 303 104 10 10,550.8 101.1 1.0%
Florence 431 1,556 34 12 0 9,748.9 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,795 42,453 1,023 88 8 11,410.1 85.1 0.7%
Forest 918 4,076 69 23 3 9,997.8 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,600 22,226 671 79 5 8,783.0 150.8 1.7%
Green 2,971 15,645 104 16 6 8,059.4 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,516 7,364 415 18 3 7,942.2 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,830 10,544 87 9 1 7,689.4 37.8 0.5%
Iron 515 2,438 116 19 19 8,812.5 325.1 3.7%
Jackson 2,571 9,120 40 23 0 12,454.0 111.4 0.9%
Jefferson 7,765 34,187 936 75 8 9,170.4 88.6 1.0%
Juneau 2,959 14,205 81 19 1 10,996.7 70.6 0.6%
Kenosha 14,607 69,612 2,045 288 16 8,682.7 171.2 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,400 6,976 160 27 1 11,625.7 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 12,027 50,826 644 75 0 10,163.7 63.4 0.6%
Lafayette 1,414 6,149 145 7 1 8,375.3 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,918 6,692 153 31 12 9,698.1 156.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,868 10,120 188 56 17 10,083.7 196.9 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,149 28,655 1,099 61 16 8,908.0 76.0 0.9%
Marathon 13,497 47,958 1,323 171 32 10,017.0 126.9 1.3%
Marinette 3,953 17,210 378 61 2 9,656.1 149.0 1.5%
Marquette 1,294 5,845 169 21 5 8,414.6 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 792 3,754 2 11 0 18,073.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 97,006 445,156 8,655 1,188 36 10,270.8 125.8 1.2%
Monroe 4,215 17,885 86 30 1 9,163.4 65.2 0.7%
Oconto 4,218 16,025 433 47 7 11,111.1 123.8 1.1%
Oneida 3,305 14,251 133 64 4 9,202.8 178.2 1.9%
Outagamie 18,914 80,438 2,244 186 10 10,290.5 101.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,529 38,745 882 73 6 8,520.8 82.6 1.0%
Pepin 797 2,938 20 7 0 10,845.0 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,413 15,805 869 33 6 8,197.4 79.3 1.0%
Polk 3,771 18,144 63 43 0 8,590.0 97.9 1.1%
Portage 6,358 25,578 501 63 3 8,990.5 89.1 1.0%
Price 1,130 5,259 95 7 0 8,183.7 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,131 96,260 2,549 314 29 10,312.9 160.9 1.6%
Richland 1,259 7,960 35 13 0 7,108.2 73.4 1.0%
Rock 14,171 70,741 1,539 150 14 8,842.2 93.6 1.1%
Rusk 1,240 4,719 40 16 1 8,531.7 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,177 33,923 239 37 6 8,258.6 59.0 0.7%
Sawyer 1,463 7,893 32 20 0 8,829.7 120.7 1.4%
Shawano 4,551 16,507 493 70 11 11,030.1 169.7 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,653 44,330 709 125 8 11,049.2 109.2 1.0%
St. Croix 6,257 33,508 1,581 42 4 7,096.6 47.6 0.7%
Taylor 1,784 5,579 211 20 9 8,668.6 97.2 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,358 11,547 90 36 2 11,448.2 122.7 1.1%
Vernon 1,793 12,364 62 36 3 5,920.0 118.9 2.0%
Vilas 2,062 8,251 117 36 2 9,521.6 166.2 1.7%
Walworth 8,737 39,435 2,349 124 19 8,514.3 120.8 1.4%
Washburn 1,270 6,157 71 18 2 8,011.1 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,581 50,843 1,723 127 8 10,098.4 94.4 0.9%
Waukesha 39,993 163,831 4,023 466 43 10,032.3 116.9 1.2%
Waupaca 4,715 19,236 863 110 42 9,114.5 212.6 2.3%
Waushara 2,086 10,432 300 28 3 8,585.1 115.2 1.3%
Winnebago 16,811 76,471 2,616 177 20 9,927.1 104.5 1.1%
Wood 6,616 29,464 437 72 12 8,937.4 97.3 1.1%

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