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706 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 7 COVID-19 deaths.

By - Apr 3rd, 2021 06:56 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 706 new COVID-19 cases Saturday from 4,311 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 3,973, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 41,504, 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 9.57%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 10.59%. 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 241 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 3 from the day prior an increase of 22 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 262.

The state reported 54 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 27,739 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 336 in the past week.

DHS reported 7 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,640 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,263 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 5.67, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 17.70.

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 18,005.5 cases per 100,000 residents (unchanged). Dodge County has recorded 12,974.6 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,967.9). Jackson, Barron, Trempealeau, Brown, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Oconto, Juneau, Shawano, Chippewa, Kewaunee, Pepin, Eau Claire, Calumet and Outagamie are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 10,711.6 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 10,694.9) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,020.5 (up from 10,008.3).

The City of Milwaukee revised its gating criteria on March 18th in accordance with its new health order. The three criteria are intended to guide what phase of the health order the city should progress to, either loosening or tightening restrictions.

The five-level scale measures range from blue (good, low transmission) to purple (bad, extreme transmission).

The data, last updated April 1st and excluding the four days prior, indicates the city has a substantial transmission level (97.9) with regards to new cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days (50-99 is substantial transmission).

The city has low transmission based on the positive test rate (4.9%). Low transmission is defined as less than 5%.

The adult vaccination rate (which the city defines as any individual over the age of 15 completing the dose course for any COVID-19 vaccine) stands at 13.1%. The low transmission target is 80% and the city has not defined the lower benchmark thresholds.

The city is no longer using hospital bed usage, contact tracing or personal protective equipment supply to guide its COVID-19 health order.

The city is currently in phase six of its health order. According to a chart produced by the health department, the city would enter phase 7 when all three criteria reach the low transmission benchmarks.

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 1,635 8,119 168 10 5 7,977.6 48.8 0.6%
Ashland 1,207 7,075 79 16 0 7,608.9 100.9 1.3%
Barron 5,541 19,437 154 76 0 12,077.2 165.6 1.4%
Bayfield 1,088 6,927 104 20 0 7,156.0 131.5 1.8%
Brown 30,758 131,667 3,142 233 39 11,815.0 89.5 0.8%
Buffalo 1,329 5,397 33 7 0 9,837.9 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,244 6,079 137 21 1 8,053.3 135.9 1.7%
Calumet 5,613 21,546 618 46 4 10,904.1 89.4 0.8%
Chippewa 7,185 29,389 190 93 2 11,188.1 144.8 1.3%
Clark 3,170 10,891 394 58 4 9,124.7 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,203 27,253 384 56 12 9,107.6 98.0 1.1%
Crawford 1,677 7,521 57 17 0 10,129.9 102.7 1.0%
Dane 42,318 331,956 1,443 289 23 8,007.3 54.7 0.7%
Dodge 11,574 41,459 860 161 22 12,974.6 180.5 1.4%
Door 2,530 14,233 211 21 5 9,019.3 74.9 0.8%
Douglas 3,766 19,233 674 30 17 8,583.7 68.4 0.8%
Dunn 4,420 18,992 378 31 0 9,871.1 69.2 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,275 49,973 340 105 12 10,958.0 102.0 0.9%
Florence 430 1,611 50 12 0 9,726.3 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 12,098 45,614 1,192 105 9 11,703.2 101.6 0.9%
Forest 937 4,343 72 23 3 10,204.7 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,745 23,454 738 84 5 9,059.8 160.4 1.8%
Green 3,377 16,908 114 16 6 9,160.7 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,545 7,904 428 18 3 8,094.1 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,954 11,184 89 10 1 8,210.4 42.0 0.5%
Iron 569 2,586 117 21 19 9,736.5 359.3 3.7%
Jackson 2,580 9,449 62 26 2 12,497.6 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,057 36,116 1,117 103 22 9,515.2 121.6 1.3%
Juneau 3,042 14,532 112 21 4 11,305.2 78.0 0.7%
Kenosha 15,031 74,123 2,514 303 15 8,934.7 180.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,307 7,515 312 24 6 11,175.2 116.3 1.0%
La Crosse 12,460 55,512 771 80 0 10,529.6 67.6 0.6%
Lafayette 1,508 6,612 151 7 1 8,932.1 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,944 7,163 161 32 13 9,829.6 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 2,956 10,830 214 60 27 10,393.1 211.0 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,365 30,861 1,178 68 18 9,177.1 84.7 0.9%
Marathon 13,941 51,563 1,458 184 34 10,346.5 136.6 1.3%
Marinette 4,010 18,738 412 65 3 9,795.3 158.8 1.6%
Marquette 1,336 6,243 181 21 6 8,687.7 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 789 3,770 8 11 0 18,005.5 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 101,169 487,008 9,585 1,263 45 10,711.6 133.7 1.2%
Monroe 4,385 19,070 108 36 1 9,533.0 78.3 0.8%
Oconto 4,311 17,069 501 49 8 11,356.1 129.1 1.1%
Oneida 3,512 15,056 150 68 6 9,779.2 189.3 1.9%
Outagamie 19,953 88,195 2,720 200 16 10,855.8 108.8 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,891 41,834 961 82 7 8,930.5 92.8 1.0%
Pepin 817 3,106 23 7 0 11,117.2 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,652 16,935 933 35 6 8,771.5 84.1 1.0%
Polk 4,035 19,573 118 43 5 9,191.3 97.9 1.1%
Portage 6,553 27,057 559 67 3 9,266.3 94.7 1.0%
Price 1,183 5,598 99 7 0 8,567.5 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,720 98,404 2,867 336 28 10,614.6 172.1 1.6%
Richland 1,273 8,068 71 15 0 7,187.2 84.7 1.2%
Rock 14,858 75,487 1,700 164 20 9,270.9 102.3 1.1%
Rusk 1,272 5,084 53 16 1 8,751.9 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,500 34,869 267 44 6 8,773.9 70.2 0.8%
Sawyer 1,576 8,354 41 23 1 9,511.7 138.8 1.5%
Shawano 4,628 17,483 563 69 12 11,216.7 167.2 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,284 47,687 849 134 9 11,600.2 117.0 1.0%
St. Croix 6,868 36,375 1,651 48 7 7,789.6 54.4 0.7%
Taylor 1,822 5,947 235 24 8 8,853.3 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,469 12,376 104 38 3 11,826.7 129.6 1.1%
Vernon 1,878 12,645 68 38 3 6,200.7 125.5 2.0%
Vilas 2,195 8,971 142 39 2 10,135.8 180.1 1.8%
Walworth 9,071 41,714 2,608 136 19 8,839.8 132.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,360 6,551 74 18 2 8,578.8 113.5 1.3%
Washington 14,127 55,056 1,948 141 10 10,504.4 104.8 1.0%
Waukesha 42,232 177,706 4,653 503 48 10,594.0 126.2 1.2%
Waupaca 4,778 20,842 1,083 116 44 9,236.2 224.2 2.4%
Waushara 2,122 10,931 317 31 4 8,733.2 127.6 1.5%
Winnebago 17,527 82,490 2,947 189 21 10,349.9 111.6 1.1%
Wood 6,758 32,068 482 77 13 9,129.2 104.0 1.1%

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