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178 New COVID-19 Cases

DHS reports no COVID-19 deaths.

By - Mar 8th, 2021 07:19 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 178 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 2,054 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,603, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since June 26th. The seven-day testing total stands at 22,721, 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 11.46%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 11.27%. 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 255 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a increase of 6 from the day prior and a decrease of 32 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 570.

The state reported 27 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 26,484 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 357 in the past week.

DHS reported no new deaths. A total of 6,481 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,244 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 14.30, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 32.43.

Since September, Milwaukee County has gone from having the worst per-capita outbreak to the 18th worst in the state. The county fell as low as 26th in early November.

Menominee County has recorded 18,142.4 cases per 100,000 residents (unchanged). Dodge County has recorded 12,853.5 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,847.9). Jackson, Barron, Kewaunee, Brown, Trempealeau, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Oconto, Shawano, Juneau, Chippewa, Pepin, Eau Claire, Calumet and Outagamie are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 10,453.1 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,450.3).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,805.7 (up from 9,802.6).

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 1,593 7,819 163 10 5 7,772.6 48.8 0.6%
Ashland 1,175 6,840 69 16 0 7,407.2 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,430 18,894 157 76 0 11,835.2 165.6 1.4%
Bayfield 1,059 6,712 85 19 0 6,965.3 125.0 1.8%
Brown 30,299 128,006 2,637 222 32 11,638.7 85.3 0.7%
Buffalo 1,321 5,248 33 7 0 9,778.7 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,211 6,033 142 23 0 7,839.7 148.9 1.9%
Calumet 5,487 20,739 569 43 4 10,659.3 83.5 0.8%
Chippewa 7,082 28,663 179 93 2 11,027.7 144.8 1.3%
Clark 3,159 10,444 390 57 4 9,093.0 164.1 1.8%
Columbia 5,081 26,675 378 54 11 8,894.1 94.5 1.1%
Crawford 1,668 7,427 52 17 0 10,075.5 102.7 1.0%
Dane 40,973 324,141 1,580 278 23 7,752.8 52.6 0.7%
Dodge 11,466 40,303 779 157 22 12,853.5 176.0 1.4%
Door 2,428 13,827 201 20 5 8,655.7 71.3 0.8%
Douglas 3,653 18,589 614 27 15 8,326.1 61.5 0.7%
Dunn 4,283 18,305 350 29 0 9,565.2 64.8 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,046 48,682 344 105 10 10,735.4 102.0 1.0%
Florence 421 1,592 47 12 0 9,522.7 271.4 2.9%
Fond du Lac 11,975 44,276 1,149 97 8 11,584.3 93.8 0.8%
Forest 925 4,190 69 23 3 10,074.1 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,673 22,926 691 81 5 8,922.4 154.7 1.7%
Green 3,192 16,365 110 16 6 8,658.9 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,521 7,642 430 18 3 7,968.4 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,883 10,857 88 10 1 7,912.1 42.0 0.5%
Iron 552 2,508 120 21 19 9,445.6 359.3 3.8%
Jackson 2,584 9,273 42 23 0 12,517.0 111.4 0.9%
Jefferson 7,928 35,107 964 113 14 9,362.9 133.5 1.4%
Juneau 2,992 14,475 103 19 1 11,119.4 70.6 0.6%
Kenosha 14,823 71,871 2,263 301 15 8,811.1 178.9 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,414 7,228 180 27 2 11,693.5 130.8 1.1%
La Crosse 12,291 53,525 680 80 0 10,386.8 67.6 0.7%
Lafayette 1,464 6,385 154 6 1 8,671.4 35.5 0.4%
Langlade 1,937 6,926 158 32 12 9,794.2 161.8 1.7%
Lincoln 2,918 10,492 193 59 17 10,259.5 207.4 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,260 29,791 1,140 64 18 9,046.3 79.7 0.9%
Marathon 13,707 49,806 1,412 181 33 10,172.9 134.3 1.3%
Marinette 3,970 18,149 404 63 3 9,697.6 153.9 1.6%
Marquette 1,313 6,041 181 21 5 8,538.2 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 795 3,736 2 11 0 18,142.4 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 98,727 460,325 9,018 1,244 40 10,453.1 131.7 1.3%
Monroe 4,339 18,469 94 33 1 9,433.0 71.7 0.8%
Oconto 4,286 16,515 452 48 7 11,290.2 126.4 1.1%
Oneida 3,418 14,665 141 69 4 9,517.4 192.1 2.0%
Outagamie 19,402 84,309 2,436 197 12 10,556.0 107.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,657 40,197 925 80 6 8,665.7 90.5 1.0%
Pepin 806 3,015 19 7 0 10,967.5 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,503 16,270 891 33 6 8,413.6 79.3 0.9%
Polk 3,964 18,816 74 43 1 9,029.6 97.9 1.1%
Portage 6,495 26,307 526 64 3 9,184.2 90.5 1.0%
Price 1,168 5,428 97 7 0 8,458.9 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,384 97,835 2,673 323 30 10,442.5 165.5 1.6%
Richland 1,293 7,981 34 15 0 7,300.1 84.7 1.2%
Rock 14,485 73,312 1,536 159 14 9,038.2 99.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,266 4,887 40 16 1 8,710.6 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,325 34,511 247 42 6 8,494.7 67.0 0.8%
Sawyer 1,533 8,185 37 22 0 9,252.2 132.8 1.4%
Shawano 4,603 16,963 504 70 11 11,156.1 169.7 1.5%
Sheboygan 12,987 46,285 778 132 8 11,340.9 115.3 1.0%
St. Croix 6,456 34,696 1,618 43 4 7,322.3 48.8 0.7%
Taylor 1,769 5,774 248 21 9 8,595.7 102.0 1.2%
Trempealeau 3,405 11,915 93 37 2 11,608.5 126.1 1.1%
Vernon 1,842 12,516 64 38 3 6,081.8 125.5 2.1%
Vilas 2,156 8,633 124 38 2 9,955.7 175.5 1.8%
Walworth 8,875 40,578 2,406 129 20 8,648.8 125.7 1.5%
Washburn 1,304 6,382 73 18 2 8,225.6 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,855 52,781 1,790 135 9 10,302.2 100.4 1.0%
Waukesha 40,927 170,261 4,220 487 45 10,266.6 122.2 1.2%
Waupaca 4,751 20,138 964 111 43 9,184.0 214.6 2.3%
Waushara 2,106 10,649 308 32 3 8,667.4 131.7 1.5%
Winnebago 17,136 79,997 2,762 183 21 10,119.0 108.1 1.1%
Wood 6,696 30,637 477 74 13 9,045.5 100.0 1.1%

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2 thoughts on “WI Daily: 178 New COVID-19 Cases”

  1. dmkrueger2 says:

    If we count ALL tests, the positivity rate is down to 2.2%.
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/data.htm#encounter

  2. dmkrueger2 says:

    The health impact by race and ethnicity is also interesting:
    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/disparities.htm

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