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566 New COVID-19 Cases

DHS reports 33 COVID-19 deaths.

By - Feb 23rd, 2021 07:06 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 566 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday from 3,553 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 4,232, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since July 9th. The seven-day testing total stands at 32,035, 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 13.21%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 14.30%. 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 347 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 1 from a day prior and decrease of 38 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 761.

The state reported 63 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 25,838 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 416 in the past week.

DHS reported 33 new deaths. A total of 6,317 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,223 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 20.87, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 33.73.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 19th worst in the state. The county fell as low as 26th in early November.

Menominee County has recorded 18,119.6 cases per 100,000 residents. Dodge County has recorded 12,741.4 cases per 100,000 residents (unchanged). Jackson, Kewaunee, Barron, Brown, Fond du Lac, Trempealeau, Oconto, Sheboygan, Shawano, Juneau, Chippewa, Pepin, Eau Claire, Calumet, Outagamie and Racine are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 10,346.6 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,336.8).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,696.6 (up from 9,686.8).

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 1,572 7,634 160 11 4 7,670.2 53.7 0.7%
Ashland 1,172 6,718 65 16 0 7,388.3 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,309 18,577 145 76 0 11,571.5 165.6 1.4%
Bayfield 1,063 6,604 72 19 0 6,991.6 125.0 1.8%
Brown 30,093 125,635 2,360 221 27 11,559.6 84.9 0.7%
Buffalo 1,312 5,175 29 7 0 9,712.0 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,188 5,915 132 23 0 7,690.8 148.9 1.9%
Calumet 5,436 20,195 540 43 2 10,560.3 83.5 0.8%
Chippewa 7,013 27,958 180 90 2 10,920.3 140.1 1.3%
Clark 3,151 10,209 388 57 4 9,070.0 164.1 1.8%
Columbia 5,001 26,396 378 51 9 8,754.0 89.3 1.0%
Crawford 1,665 7,325 49 17 0 10,057.4 102.7 1.0%
Dane 40,041 319,904 1,560 272 23 7,576.4 51.5 0.7%
Dodge 11,366 39,730 767 155 21 12,741.4 173.8 1.4%
Door 2,406 13,624 194 20 5 8,577.2 71.3 0.8%
Douglas 3,654 18,069 553 25 14 8,328.4 57.0 0.7%
Dunn 4,234 17,996 330 28 0 9,455.7 62.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 10,942 47,601 303 105 10 10,634.3 102.0 1.0%
Florence 433 1,569 34 12 0 9,794.2 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,920 43,154 1,042 92 8 11,531.1 89.0 0.8%
Forest 925 4,133 69 23 3 10,074.1 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,622 22,556 678 79 5 8,825.0 150.8 1.7%
Green 3,081 15,983 109 16 6 8,357.7 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,522 7,491 419 18 3 7,973.6 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,848 10,659 87 9 1 7,765.0 37.8 0.5%
Iron 537 2,465 116 20 19 9,188.9 342.2 3.7%
Jackson 2,576 9,156 40 23 0 12,478.2 111.4 0.9%
Jefferson 7,833 34,612 954 76 8 9,250.7 89.8 1.0%
Juneau 2,975 14,423 85 19 1 11,056.2 70.6 0.6%
Kenosha 14,748 70,518 2,095 300 16 8,766.5 178.3 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,412 7,094 165 27 1 11,683.8 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 12,144 51,771 652 75 0 10,262.6 63.4 0.6%
Lafayette 1,443 6,253 147 7 1 8,547.1 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,930 6,787 155 31 12 9,758.8 156.7 1.6%
Lincoln 2,895 10,256 189 57 17 10,178.6 200.4 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,204 29,064 1,117 63 17 8,976.5 78.5 0.9%
Marathon 13,607 48,597 1,333 175 32 10,098.6 129.9 1.3%
Marinette 3,977 17,570 380 62 3 9,714.7 151.4 1.6%
Marquette 1,297 5,943 178 21 5 8,434.1 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 794 3,755 2 11 0 18,119.6 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 97,721 450,686 8,791 1,223 37 10,346.6 129.5 1.3%
Monroe 4,281 18,122 86 31 1 9,306.9 67.4 0.7%
Oconto 4,248 16,220 443 48 7 11,190.1 126.4 1.1%
Oneida 3,348 14,373 134 66 4 9,322.5 183.8 2.0%
Outagamie 19,092 82,035 2,296 191 11 10,387.4 103.9 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,588 39,346 890 76 6 8,587.6 86.0 1.0%
Pepin 801 2,983 20 7 0 10,899.4 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,443 15,970 882 33 6 8,269.5 79.3 1.0%
Polk 3,867 18,421 65 44 0 8,808.7 100.2 1.1%
Portage 6,441 25,972 512 64 3 9,107.9 90.5 1.0%
Price 1,151 5,323 96 7 0 8,335.7 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,253 97,187 2,567 314 29 10,375.4 160.9 1.6%
Richland 1,281 8,026 34 14 0 7,232.4 79.0 1.1%
Rock 14,315 71,729 1,540 153 14 8,932.1 95.5 1.1%
Rusk 1,246 4,780 40 16 1 8,573.0 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,240 34,110 237 39 6 8,359.1 62.2 0.7%
Sawyer 1,500 8,028 33 21 0 9,053.1 126.7 1.4%
Shawano 4,574 16,703 497 70 11 11,085.8 169.7 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,802 45,080 740 128 8 11,179.3 111.8 1.0%
St. Croix 6,324 34,011 1,610 42 4 7,172.6 47.6 0.7%
Taylor 1,793 5,643 211 20 9 8,712.3 97.2 1.1%
Trempealeau 3,375 11,686 92 36 2 11,506.2 122.7 1.1%
Vernon 1,814 12,474 63 36 3 5,989.4 118.9 2.0%
Vilas 2,090 8,396 121 36 2 9,650.9 166.2 1.7%
Walworth 8,784 39,912 2,377 125 19 8,560.2 121.8 1.4%
Washburn 1,287 6,243 70 18 2 8,118.3 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,683 51,643 1,749 131 8 10,174.3 97.4 1.0%
Waukesha 40,394 166,370 4,114 478 43 10,132.9 119.9 1.2%
Waupaca 4,763 19,606 874 112 42 9,207.2 216.5 2.4%
Waushara 2,093 10,559 309 30 3 8,613.9 123.5 1.4%
Winnebago 16,960 77,942 2,672 183 21 10,015.1 108.1 1.1%
Wood 6,671 29,948 439 73 12 9,011.7 98.6 1.1%

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