Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

Lowest One Day COVID-19 Case Total Since August 31st

Cases, deaths, hospitalizations all on steady downward trajectory

By - Feb 15th, 2021 07:19 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 405 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 4,086 processed tests. It’s the lowest total reported since August 31st.

The seven-day case total stands at 5,339, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since September 4th. The seven-day testing total stands at 35,446, 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 15.06%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 17.9%. 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 412 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 13 from a day prior, but a decrease of 160 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 911.

The state reported 38 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 25,340 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 421 in the past week.

DHS reported four new deaths. A total of 6,166 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 23.87, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 39.83.

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 12,682 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,679.8). 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, 10,276.8 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,270.8).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,612.6 (up from 9,605.6). 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 1,551 7,536 157 11 4 7,567.7 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,168 6,637 64 16 0 7,363.0 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,254 18,388 142 74 0 11,451.6 161.3 1.4%
Bayfield 1,062 6,499 68 18 0 6,985.0 118.4 1.7%
Brown 29,889 124,254 2,239 202 24 11,481.2 77.6 0.7%
Buffalo 1,308 5,093 29 7 0 9,682.4 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,158 5,830 133 23 0 7,496.6 148.9 2.0%
Calumet 5,401 19,913 515 41 2 10,492.3 79.6 0.8%
Chippewa 6,970 27,624 157 89 2 10,853.3 138.6 1.3%
Clark 3,142 10,095 384 57 4 9,044.1 164.1 1.8%
Columbia 4,958 26,074 374 50 8 8,678.8 87.5 1.0%
Crawford 1,658 7,204 48 17 0 10,015.1 102.7 1.0%
Dane 39,317 317,583 1,552 264 22 7,439.4 50.0 0.7%
Dodge 11,313 39,448 751 154 21 12,682.0 172.6 1.4%
Door 2,391 13,478 192 19 5 8,523.8 67.7 0.8%
Douglas 3,638 17,844 542 23 14 8,291.9 52.4 0.6%
Dunn 4,194 17,787 325 26 0 9,366.4 58.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 10,867 46,932 300 104 10 10,561.5 101.1 1.0%
Florence 431 1,557 34 12 0 9,748.9 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,818 42,493 1,025 88 8 11,432.4 85.1 0.7%
Forest 918 4,079 69 23 3 9,997.8 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,602 22,257 670 79 5 8,786.8 150.8 1.7%
Green 2,976 15,665 104 16 6 8,072.9 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,517 7,382 415 18 3 7,947.4 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,831 10,551 87 9 1 7,693.6 37.8 0.5%
Iron 516 2,441 116 19 19 8,829.6 325.1 3.7%
Jackson 2,571 9,124 40 23 0 12,454.0 111.4 0.9%
Jefferson 7,769 34,247 936 75 8 9,175.1 88.6 1.0%
Juneau 2,958 14,221 82 19 1 10,993.0 70.6 0.6%
Kenosha 14,611 69,723 2,045 288 16 8,685.1 171.2 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,400 6,990 160 27 1 11,625.7 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 12,034 50,893 642 75 0 10,169.6 63.4 0.6%
Lafayette 1,417 6,158 145 7 1 8,393.1 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,918 6,702 153 31 12 9,698.1 156.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,869 10,127 188 56 17 10,087.2 196.9 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,149 28,722 1,099 61 16 8,908.0 76.0 0.9%
Marathon 13,505 48,037 1,322 171 32 10,022.9 126.9 1.3%
Marinette 3,954 17,246 378 61 2 9,658.5 149.0 1.5%
Marquette 1,296 5,859 169 21 5 8,427.6 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 792 3,754 2 11 0 18,073.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 97,062 445,765 8,655 1,188 36 10,276.8 125.8 1.2%
Monroe 4,219 17,911 86 30 1 9,172.1 65.2 0.7%
Oconto 4,219 16,054 433 47 7 11,113.7 123.8 1.1%
Oneida 3,308 14,269 133 64 4 9,211.1 178.2 1.9%
Outagamie 18,937 80,588 2,247 186 10 10,303.0 101.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,535 38,801 883 73 6 8,527.6 82.6 1.0%
Pepin 798 2,942 20 7 0 10,858.6 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,414 15,818 870 33 6 8,199.8 79.3 1.0%
Polk 3,780 18,165 63 43 0 8,610.5 97.9 1.1%
Portage 6,358 25,624 501 63 3 8,990.5 89.1 1.0%
Price 1,132 5,262 95 7 0 8,198.1 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,137 96,355 2,549 314 29 10,315.9 160.9 1.6%
Richland 1,261 7,967 34 13 0 7,119.5 73.4 1.0%
Rock 14,194 70,859 1,543 151 14 8,856.6 94.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,240 4,721 40 16 1 8,531.7 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,184 33,949 237 39 6 8,269.8 62.2 0.8%
Sawyer 1,464 7,902 32 20 0 8,835.8 120.7 1.4%
Shawano 4,551 16,527 493 70 11 11,030.1 169.7 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,666 44,443 708 125 8 11,060.6 109.2 1.0%
St. Croix 6,264 33,553 1,581 42 4 7,104.5 47.6 0.7%
Taylor 1,784 5,582 211 20 9 8,668.6 97.2 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,360 11,558 90 36 2 11,455.1 122.7 1.1%
Vernon 1,797 12,381 62 36 3 5,933.2 118.9 2.0%
Vilas 2,065 8,260 118 36 2 9,535.5 166.2 1.7%
Walworth 8,737 39,500 2,349 124 19 8,514.3 120.8 1.4%
Washburn 1,272 6,167 71 18 2 8,023.7 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,590 50,926 1,723 127 8 10,105.1 94.4 0.9%
Waukesha 40,038 164,080 4,030 466 43 10,043.6 116.9 1.2%
Waupaca 4,716 19,253 862 110 42 9,116.4 212.6 2.3%
Waushara 2,086 10,445 300 28 3 8,585.1 115.2 1.3%
Winnebago 16,828 76,627 2,622 177 20 9,937.2 104.5 1.1%
Wood 6,621 29,503 437 72 12 8,944.2 97.3 1.1%

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