Jeramey Jannene
WI Daily

657 New COVID-19 Cases

10 deaths reported

By - Feb 17th, 2021 06:53 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 657 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday from 4,885 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 5,118, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since September 4th. The seven-day testing total stands at 33,568, 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 15.25%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 16.71%. 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 385 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 26 from a day prior and 104 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 875.

The state reported 76 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 25,498 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 408 in the past week.

DHS reported 10 new deaths. A total of 6,214 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,215 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 24.8, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 37.1.

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 12,707.8 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,692.1). 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, 10,294.5 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,286).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,634.7 (up from 9,623.4). Wisconsin has recorded a per-capita rate of 199.9 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 1,555 7,556 159 11 4 7,587.2 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,168 6,641 66 16 0 7,363.0 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,267 18,448 142 74 0 11,479.9 161.3 1.4%
Bayfield 1,061 6,508 69 18 0 6,978.4 118.4 1.7%
Brown 29,988 124,581 2,262 203 24 11,519.3 78.0 0.7%
Buffalo 1,308 5,106 29 7 0 9,682.4 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,166 5,846 133 23 0 7,548.4 148.9 2.0%
Calumet 5,406 19,978 522 42 2 10,502.0 81.6 0.8%
Chippewa 6,984 27,715 159 90 2 10,875.1 140.1 1.3%
Clark 3,144 10,121 385 57 4 9,049.8 164.1 1.8%
Columbia 4,963 26,134 375 50 8 8,687.5 87.5 1.0%
Crawford 1,660 7,231 48 17 0 10,027.2 102.7 1.0%
Dane 39,440 317,483 1,548 264 22 7,462.7 50.0 0.7%
Dodge 11,336 39,498 753 154 21 12,707.8 172.6 1.4%
Door 2,398 13,525 191 19 5 8,548.7 67.7 0.8%
Douglas 3,641 17,886 543 23 14 8,298.8 52.4 0.6%
Dunn 4,204 17,844 327 27 0 9,388.7 60.3 0.6%
Eau Claire 10,884 47,107 301 104 10 10,578.0 101.1 1.0%
Florence 431 1,562 34 12 0 9,748.9 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,838 42,671 1,028 89 8 11,451.7 86.1 0.8%
Forest 920 4,095 69 23 3 10,019.6 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,605 22,342 676 79 5 8,792.5 150.8 1.7%
Green 3,011 15,776 108 16 6 8,167.9 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,518 7,416 416 18 3 7,952.6 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,839 10,578 87 9 1 7,727.2 37.8 0.5%
Iron 524 2,442 116 20 19 8,966.5 342.2 3.8%
Jackson 2,573 9,101 40 23 0 12,463.7 111.4 0.9%
Jefferson 7,782 34,338 942 76 8 9,190.4 89.8 1.0%
Juneau 2,963 14,257 83 19 1 11,011.6 70.6 0.6%
Kenosha 14,646 69,922 2,066 293 16 8,705.9 174.2 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,406 7,017 162 27 1 11,654.7 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 12,086 51,153 642 75 0 10,213.5 63.4 0.6%
Lafayette 1,429 6,187 145 7 1 8,464.1 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,922 6,723 154 31 12 9,718.4 156.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,872 10,148 188 56 17 10,097.7 196.9 1.9%
Manitowoc 7,169 28,834 1,109 61 17 8,932.9 76.0 0.9%
Marathon 13,522 48,179 1,326 171 32 10,035.5 126.9 1.3%
Marinette 3,962 17,323 379 61 2 9,678.0 149.0 1.5%
Marquette 1,296 5,880 176 21 5 8,427.6 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 792 3,750 2 11 0 18,073.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 97,229 446,973 8,706 1,215 36 10,294.5 128.6 1.2%
Monroe 4,244 17,968 86 30 1 9,226.5 65.2 0.7%
Oconto 4,238 16,098 444 47 7 11,163.8 123.8 1.1%
Oneida 3,319 14,293 134 64 4 9,241.8 178.2 1.9%
Outagamie 18,957 80,916 2,265 188 10 10,313.9 102.3 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,548 38,948 886 73 6 8,542.3 82.6 1.0%
Pepin 800 2,953 20 7 0 10,885.8 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,417 15,850 878 33 6 8,207.0 79.3 1.0%
Polk 3,796 18,219 64 44 0 8,646.9 100.2 1.2%
Portage 6,376 25,698 504 63 3 9,016.0 89.1 1.0%
Price 1,137 5,276 95 7 0 8,234.4 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,162 96,571 2,553 314 29 10,328.7 160.9 1.6%
Richland 1,265 7,985 34 13 0 7,142.1 73.4 1.0%
Rock 14,230 71,063 1,539 151 14 8,879.0 94.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,241 4,735 40 16 1 8,538.6 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,193 33,968 237 39 6 8,284.1 62.2 0.8%
Sawyer 1,471 7,928 35 21 0 8,878.0 126.7 1.4%
Shawano 4,556 16,577 495 70 11 11,042.2 169.7 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,720 44,626 717 125 8 11,107.7 109.2 1.0%
St. Croix 6,284 33,677 1,594 42 4 7,127.2 47.6 0.7%
Taylor 1,785 5,593 211 20 9 8,673.5 97.2 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,362 11,596 90 36 2 11,461.9 122.7 1.1%
Vernon 1,802 12,438 62 36 3 5,949.7 118.9 2.0%
Vilas 2,073 8,296 119 36 2 9,572.4 166.2 1.7%
Walworth 8,758 39,611 2,360 124 19 8,534.8 120.8 1.4%
Washburn 1,274 6,182 71 18 2 8,036.3 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,614 51,121 1,722 129 8 10,123.0 95.9 0.9%
Waukesha 40,149 164,673 4,038 467 43 10,071.4 117.1 1.2%
Waupaca 4,725 19,342 862 110 42 9,133.8 212.6 2.3%
Waushara 2,086 10,473 306 28 3 8,585.1 115.2 1.3%
Winnebago 16,868 76,875 2,636 179 20 9,960.8 105.7 1.1%
Wood 6,631 29,602 437 72 12 8,957.7 97.3 1.1%

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