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502 New COVID-19 Cases

DHS reported no COVID-19 deaths.

By - Mar 11th, 2021 03:46 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 502 new COVID-19 cases Thursday from 4,195 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 2,544, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946 and its lowest point since June 26th. The seven-day testing total stands at 22,047, 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 11.54%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 12.55%. 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 258 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 24 from the day prior and a decrease of 4 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 525.

The state reported 40 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 26,670 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 340 in the past week.

DHS reported no new deaths. A total of 6,524 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,251 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 14.33, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 31.23.

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 18,142.4 cases per 100,000 residents (unchanged). Dodge County has recorded 12,878.2 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,871.5). Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Oconto, Shawano, Juneau, Chippewa, Pepin, Eau Claire, Calumet, Outagamie and Racine are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 10,467.7 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began (up from 10,462.4).

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,831.3 (up from 9,822.6).

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 1,597 7,859 163 10 5 7,792.1 48.8 0.6%
Ashland 1,179 6,840 72 16 0 7,432.4 100.9 1.4%
Barron 5,450 18,972 156 76 0 11,878.8 165.6 1.4%
Bayfield 1,060 6,740 85 19 0 6,971.8 125.0 1.8%
Brown 30,358 128,429 2,722 225 33 11,661.4 86.4 0.7%
Buffalo 1,322 5,263 33 7 0 9,786.1 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,212 6,053 140 23 0 7,846.2 148.9 1.9%
Calumet 5,503 20,836 581 43 4 10,690.4 83.5 0.8%
Chippewa 7,101 28,742 181 93 2 11,057.3 144.8 1.3%
Clark 3,160 10,505 392 59 4 9,095.9 169.8 1.9%
Columbia 5,089 26,757 378 54 12 8,908.1 94.5 1.1%
Crawford 1,667 7,419 52 17 0 10,069.5 102.7 1.0%
Dane 41,136 325,086 1,574 280 23 7,783.6 53.0 0.7%
Dodge 11,488 40,542 788 158 22 12,878.2 177.1 1.4%
Door 2,434 13,893 201 20 5 8,677.1 71.3 0.8%
Douglas 3,665 18,611 610 28 16 8,353.5 63.8 0.8%
Dunn 4,292 18,394 348 30 0 9,585.3 67.0 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,084 48,876 345 105 11 10,772.4 102.0 0.9%
Florence 422 1,591 47 12 0 9,545.4 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 11,984 44,353 1,160 98 8 11,593.0 94.8 0.8%
Forest 928 4,212 71 23 3 10,106.7 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,683 22,963 695 82 5 8,941.5 156.6 1.8%
Green 3,225 16,449 108 17 6 8,748.4 46.1 0.5%
Green Lake 1,524 7,654 429 18 3 7,984.1 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,897 10,904 88 10 1 7,970.9 42.0 0.5%
Iron 555 2,519 119 21 19 9,496.9 359.3 3.8%
Jackson 2,583 9,279 43 27 0 12,512.1 130.8 1.0%
Jefferson 7,945 35,243 972 110 16 9,382.9 129.9 1.4%
Juneau 3,009 14,454 104 19 1 11,182.5 70.6 0.6%
Kenosha 14,863 72,115 2,285 301 15 8,834.9 178.9 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,392 7,283 204 26 4 11,586.9 125.9 1.1%
La Crosse 12,278 53,755 740 80 0 10,375.8 67.6 0.7%
Lafayette 1,473 6,404 154 6 1 8,724.8 35.5 0.4%
Langlade 1,938 6,952 158 32 12 9,799.3 161.8 1.7%
Lincoln 2,919 10,526 193 58 17 10,263.0 203.9 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,281 29,872 1,146 66 17 9,072.4 82.2 0.9%
Marathon 13,723 50,026 1,427 182 34 10,184.7 135.1 1.3%
Marinette 3,981 18,225 403 63 3 9,724.5 153.9 1.6%
Marquette 1,316 6,056 181 21 5 8,557.7 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 795 3,720 2 11 0 18,142.4 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 98,865 461,745 9,128 1,250 41 10,467.7 132.3 1.3%
Monroe 4,346 18,537 94 34 1 9,448.2 73.9 0.8%
Oconto 4,297 16,580 453 48 7 11,319.2 126.4 1.1%
Oneida 3,429 14,744 141 69 4 9,548.1 192.1 2.0%
Outagamie 19,498 84,848 2,468 197 12 10,608.3 107.2 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,692 40,387 922 80 6 8,705.3 90.5 1.0%
Pepin 807 3,024 23 7 0 10,981.1 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,517 16,340 893 33 6 8,447.2 79.3 0.9%
Polk 3,990 18,913 74 46 1 9,088.8 104.8 1.2%
Portage 6,516 26,448 528 64 3 9,213.9 90.5 1.0%
Price 1,174 5,449 97 7 0 8,502.3 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,439 97,805 2,672 325 30 10,470.6 166.5 1.6%
Richland 1,294 7,980 34 15 0 7,305.8 84.7 1.2%
Rock 14,532 73,459 1,538 162 14 9,067.5 101.1 1.1%
Rusk 1,269 4,911 40 16 1 8,731.3 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,350 34,573 253 43 6 8,534.6 68.6 0.8%
Sawyer 1,538 8,215 37 22 0 9,282.4 132.8 1.4%
Shawano 4,614 17,027 508 70 11 11,182.7 169.7 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,024 46,482 783 133 9 11,373.2 116.1 1.0%
St. Croix 6,492 34,921 1,615 44 4 7,363.1 49.9 0.7%
Taylor 1,772 5,789 247 21 9 8,610.3 102.0 1.2%
Trempealeau 3,413 11,948 95 37 3 11,635.8 126.1 1.1%
Vernon 1,850 12,493 64 38 3 6,108.2 125.5 2.1%
Vilas 2,167 8,664 125 38 2 10,006.5 175.5 1.8%
Walworth 8,908 40,719 2,431 130 20 8,681.0 126.7 1.5%
Washburn 1,311 6,412 72 18 2 8,269.7 113.5 1.4%
Washington 13,890 53,036 1,796 137 9 10,328.2 101.9 1.0%
Waukesha 41,078 170,974 4,244 489 45 10,304.5 122.7 1.2%
Waupaca 4,762 20,204 973 113 43 9,205.3 218.4 2.4%
Waushara 2,114 10,697 301 32 3 8,700.3 131.7 1.5%
Winnebago 17,193 80,188 2,773 184 21 10,152.7 108.7 1.1%
Wood 6,700 30,767 477 76 13 9,050.9 102.7 1.1%

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3 thoughts on “WI Daily: 502 New COVID-19 Cases”

  1. Wardt01 says:

    At some point these daily covid-19 updates would be useful if you stopped calculating your own analysis of the daily WI CDC testing data, ……and instead begin providing information/analysis specifically related to the City of MKE “gating criteria” that impact most of your likely readers/paying subscribers.

    As a longtime PAYING subscriber, I would APPRECIATE and would rather read daily updates reflective of the “gating criteria” data that the City of Milwaukee is currently using to make their decisions to “re-open” our city.

    Analysis & insightful reporting of that would be worth paying for, as it impacts us subscribers that are residents of this city.

    Is there a specific reason, that UrbanMilwaukeee does not include the “gating criteria” data in the daily update?

    I would appreciate if UrbanMilwaukee would specifically inquire & report more about the city’s “gating criteria” dependent upon “PPE supplies for 3 of our 5 healthcare systems”. This specific hurdle is unmeasurable (because the city has not provided any quantifiable items in this category to actually measure!!) & seems to be someone’s opinion of what is considered “adequate”. ….. I’d like to be wrong on this PPE thing, however there’s a strange lack of transparency to this specific “gating criteria” item?

    Lastly….. if UrbanMilwaukee is going to continue providing it’s own calculation & analysis of what the WI CDC daily testing data means, at a minimum could you also provide a useful explanation of why your analysis is more relevant to us subscribers vs the WI CDC, MKE County, and City of MKE analysis of the same daily data.

    Thank you & I’m glad to support the site.

  2. Jeramey Jannene says:

    @Wardt01 – You raise a good question on the gating criteria.

    At the highest level, the reason we don’t include the local data is that it isn’t directly available and that the gating criteria themselves from the city are only updated once per week.

    The underlying data on PPE is pulled from the same data source that powers the county dashboard, but the dataset isn’t available to the public (it is in a state electronic records system). The Wisconsin Hospital Association dashboard produces the most insight into whatever the underlying data is. https://www.wha.org/COVID19Update

    We would love to make the report more localized, but we can’t get at the data to do so. Sometimes certain key figures are announced, but not in a consistent manner like the data available from WI DHS.

    All that said, I do think it makes sense that we add the city’s latest gating criteria update to the piece, even if it’s only updated once per week. We intend to continue to produce an article based on the once-a-week Milwaukee County epidemiological report as well.

    As for the analysis in the daily article itself, our goal is to produce consistent, reliable context around the numbers the state is releasing daily. We don’t envision it as a replacement for the other data sources, but instead a tool to get a quick snapshot of how things are trending. The tables you see in the report are directly from the WI DHS dashboard. This approach was particularly useful half a year ago as a benchmarking tool for Milwaukee when the spread of the disease was uneven across the state. The county had the worst spread, then it didn’t, then it did again, and then a massive statewide surge happened that sent Milwaukee tumbling down the rankings. As hospital capacity waned or testing was restricted, we were able to augment with updates on those topics.

    Now that things are more stable, and appear to be declining, that type of analysis is a lot less valuable from a daily news standpoint. DHS has also quit producing some of the charts we were able to include in the article previously. We previously included maps from the county as well on new cases, but those were dropped from its dashboard or became a big amorphous blob when the case volume became too high.

    Thanks for the suggestion on the gating criteria. I think that’s a great pathway to add more local context, even if it will be frozen for a week at a time.

  3. Dave Reid says:

    And we added the gating info to the latest daily https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2021/03/12/wi-daily-550-new-covid-19-cases/

    This will update each Friday

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