Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

624 New COVID-19 Cases

38 deaths reported

By - Feb 16th, 2021 09:23 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 624 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 3,218 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 5,282, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since September 4th. The seven-day testing total stands at 34,496, 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.

That filtering is now causing an issue in the data. Because at least half of Wisconsin residents have been tested at least once, the state is no longer reporting out the positive case rate figure (we calculate it ourselves using DHS’ reported figures). It is now reporting the percent positive of all tests processed that day. Labs across the state have processed a combined total of more than 10,000 tests per day for months now.

That new figure will be lower because of people tested regularly because of employment requirements or other circumstances.

We will, for the time being at least, continue to calculate the figure using the same method we previously did.

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 15.31%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 17.22%. 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.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported that 411 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of one from a day prior and 114 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 853.

The state reported 82 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 25,422 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 401 in the past week.

DHS reported 38 new deaths. A total of 6,204 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 25.1, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 37.87.

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 12,692.1 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,682). 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, 10,286 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,276.8).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,623.4 (up from 9,612.6). 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.

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 1,554 7,541 159 11 4 7,582.3 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,167 6,641 65 16 0 7,356.7 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,256 18,409 142 74 0 11,456.0 161.3 1.4%
Bayfield 1,061 6,508 68 18 0 6,978.4 118.4 1.7%
Brown 29,961 124,387 2,262 203 24 11,508.9 78.0 0.7%
Buffalo 1,308 5,104 29 7 0 9,682.4 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,158 5,833 133 23 0 7,496.6 148.9 2.0%
Calumet 5,404 19,942 518 41 2 10,498.1 79.6 0.8%
Chippewa 6,976 27,670 158 90 2 10,862.7 140.1 1.3%
Clark 3,142 10,104 385 57 4 9,044.1 164.1 1.8%
Columbia 4,960 26,095 375 50 8 8,682.3 87.5 1.0%
Crawford 1,659 7,211 48 17 0 10,021.1 102.7 1.0%
Dane 39,346 317,359 1,559 264 22 7,444.9 50.0 0.7%
Dodge 11,322 39,458 753 154 21 12,692.1 172.6 1.4%
Door 2,395 13,503 191 19 5 8,538.0 67.7 0.8%
Douglas 3,641 17,858 542 23 14 8,298.8 52.4 0.6%
Dunn 4,200 17,804 324 26 0 9,379.8 58.1 0.6%
Eau Claire 10,871 47,026 301 104 10 10,565.3 101.1 1.0%
Florence 431 1,558 34 12 0 9,748.9 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,822 42,564 1,031 89 8 11,436.3 86.1 0.8%
Forest 919 4,076 69 23 3 10,008.7 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,603 22,293 677 79 5 8,788.7 150.8 1.7%
Green 2,982 15,675 105 16 6 8,089.2 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,518 7,397 415 18 3 7,952.6 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,834 10,563 87 9 1 7,706.2 37.8 0.5%
Iron 519 2,443 116 19 19 8,880.9 325.1 3.7%
Jackson 2,573 9,129 40 23 0 12,463.7 111.4 0.9%
Jefferson 7,776 34,284 941 76 8 9,183.3 89.8 1.0%
Juneau 2,960 14,235 82 19 1 11,000.4 70.6 0.6%
Kenosha 14,633 69,783 2,048 289 16 8,698.2 171.8 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,404 6,997 162 27 1 11,645.0 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 12,059 51,029 644 75 0 10,190.7 63.4 0.6%
Lafayette 1,418 6,170 145 7 1 8,399.0 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,920 6,712 154 31 12 9,708.2 156.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,870 10,132 188 56 17 10,090.7 196.9 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,162 28,751 1,107 61 17 8,924.2 76.0 0.9%
Marathon 13,512 48,116 1,323 171 32 10,028.1 126.9 1.3%
Marinette 3,959 17,284 378 61 2 9,670.7 149.0 1.5%
Marquette 1,296 5,866 169 21 5 8,427.6 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 792 3,753 2 11 0 18,073.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 97,149 446,309 8,686 1,214 36 10,286.0 128.5 1.2%
Monroe 4,237 17,932 86 30 1 9,211.3 65.2 0.7%
Oconto 4,232 16,077 442 47 7 11,148.0 123.8 1.1%
Oneida 3,310 14,282 133 64 4 9,216.7 178.2 1.9%
Outagamie 18,949 80,748 2,252 187 10 10,309.6 101.7 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,543 38,851 886 73 6 8,536.7 82.6 1.0%
Pepin 798 2,946 20 7 0 10,858.6 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,416 15,832 875 33 6 8,204.6 79.3 1.0%
Polk 3,789 18,181 64 44 0 8,631.0 100.2 1.2%
Portage 6,372 25,654 502 63 3 9,010.3 89.1 1.0%
Price 1,133 5,267 95 7 0 8,205.4 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,147 96,397 2,550 314 29 10,321.1 160.9 1.6%
Richland 1,265 7,971 34 13 0 7,142.1 73.4 1.0%
Rock 14,213 70,929 1,540 151 14 8,868.4 94.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,241 4,725 40 16 1 8,538.6 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,185 33,953 237 39 6 8,271.4 62.2 0.8%
Sawyer 1,468 7,916 34 20 0 8,859.9 120.7 1.4%
Shawano 4,554 16,555 493 70 11 11,037.3 169.7 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,698 44,522 710 125 8 11,088.5 109.2 1.0%
St. Croix 6,271 33,604 1,589 42 4 7,112.5 47.6 0.7%
Taylor 1,784 5,583 211 20 9 8,668.6 97.2 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,367 11,577 90 36 2 11,478.9 122.7 1.1%
Vernon 1,800 12,405 62 36 3 5,943.1 118.9 2.0%
Vilas 2,068 8,283 119 36 2 9,549.3 166.2 1.7%
Walworth 8,752 39,534 2,356 124 19 8,529.0 120.8 1.4%
Washburn 1,272 6,176 71 18 2 8,023.7 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,603 51,009 1,722 129 8 10,114.8 95.9 0.9%
Waukesha 40,091 164,279 4,027 467 43 10,056.9 117.1 1.2%
Waupaca 4,723 19,296 862 110 42 9,129.9 212.6 2.3%
Waushara 2,086 10,452 305 28 3 8,585.1 115.2 1.3%
Winnebago 16,850 76,749 2,627 179 20 9,950.2 105.7 1.1%
Wood 6,623 29,541 437 72 12 8,946.9 97.3 1.1%

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