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584 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported -1 COVID-19 deaths as it continues to clean up its data.

By - Apr 4th, 2021 06:50 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 584 new COVID-19 cases Sunday from 4,209 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 4,129, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 41,793, 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 9.88%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 10.87%. 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 235 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 6 from the day prior and an increase of 5 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 257.

The state reported 28 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 27,767 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 334 in the past week.

DHS reported -1 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,639 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,263 in Milwaukee County. The DHS website includes this note regarding the potential for reporting negative values:

Our goal is to provide the highest quality COVID-19 data with full transparency. In recent weeks, DHS has been able to ramp up data quality assurance efforts in the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), which includes correcting case status from “confirmed” or “probable” where appropriate, ensuring completeness of data fields, and reducing unknowns. Due to these efforts, data displayed on the website may change over time. In particular, dashboards and data tables that track cumulative cases or deaths, as well as those showing newly reported numbers each day may appear lower than expected – in some counties, substantially lower or even negative. For more information on this effort, and details on why the cases and deaths might go up or down from one day to the next, visit our Data 101 webpage.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 5.40, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 17.53.

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 12,976.9 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,974.6). 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, 10,730.1 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 10,711.6) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,030.7 (up from 10,020.5).

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 1,637 8,139 171 10 5 7,987.3 48.8 0.6%
Ashland 1,207 7,100 79 16 0 7,608.9 100.9 1.3%
Barron 5,551 19,463 155 76 0 12,099.0 165.6 1.4%
Bayfield 1,092 6,947 105 19 0 7,182.3 125.0 1.7%
Brown 30,766 131,786 3,146 233 39 11,818.1 89.5 0.8%
Buffalo 1,329 5,401 33 7 0 9,837.9 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,245 6,083 137 21 1 8,059.8 135.9 1.7%
Calumet 5,626 21,578 623 46 4 10,929.4 89.4 0.8%
Chippewa 7,185 29,420 190 93 2 11,188.1 144.8 1.3%
Clark 3,171 10,905 394 58 4 9,127.5 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,209 27,287 384 56 12 9,118.1 98.0 1.1%
Crawford 1,677 7,524 57 17 0 10,129.9 102.7 1.0%
Dane 42,398 332,390 1,445 289 23 8,022.4 54.7 0.7%
Dodge 11,576 41,494 860 161 22 12,976.9 180.5 1.4%
Door 2,532 14,247 211 21 5 9,026.4 74.9 0.8%
Douglas 3,767 19,278 676 30 17 8,586.0 68.4 0.8%
Dunn 4,423 19,033 384 31 0 9,877.8 69.2 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,289 50,032 341 105 12 10,971.6 102.0 0.9%
Florence 430 1,612 50 12 0 9,726.3 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 12,104 45,667 1,194 105 9 11,709.1 101.6 0.9%
Forest 937 4,347 72 23 3 10,204.7 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,756 23,531 731 84 5 9,080.8 160.4 1.8%
Green 3,381 16,926 114 16 6 9,171.5 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,546 7,907 431 18 3 8,099.3 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,954 11,192 89 10 1 8,210.4 42.0 0.5%
Iron 569 2,588 117 21 19 9,736.5 359.3 3.7%
Jackson 2,580 9,455 62 26 2 12,497.6 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,088 36,169 1,117 103 22 9,551.8 121.6 1.3%
Juneau 3,040 14,548 112 21 4 11,297.8 78.0 0.7%
Kenosha 15,032 74,232 2,514 303 15 8,935.3 180.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,307 7,527 312 24 6 11,175.2 116.3 1.0%
La Crosse 12,468 55,578 769 80 0 10,536.4 67.6 0.6%
Lafayette 1,509 6,622 151 7 1 8,938.0 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,945 7,175 161 32 13 9,834.7 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 2,956 10,840 214 60 27 10,393.1 211.0 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,365 30,896 1,178 68 18 9,177.1 84.7 0.9%
Marathon 13,959 51,621 1,458 184 34 10,359.9 136.6 1.3%
Marinette 4,010 18,767 412 65 3 9,795.3 158.8 1.6%
Marquette 1,336 6,253 181 21 6 8,687.7 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 789 3,770 8 11 0 18,005.5 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 101,344 487,620 9,593 1,263 45 10,730.1 133.7 1.2%
Monroe 4,388 19,094 106 36 1 9,539.5 78.3 0.8%
Oconto 4,315 17,081 503 49 8 11,366.6 129.1 1.1%
Oneida 3,515 15,067 150 68 6 9,787.5 189.3 1.9%
Outagamie 19,982 88,339 2,729 200 16 10,871.6 108.8 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,905 41,909 962 82 7 8,946.4 92.8 1.0%
Pepin 817 3,115 23 7 0 11,117.2 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,657 16,959 935 35 6 8,783.5 84.1 1.0%
Polk 4,035 19,590 118 43 5 9,191.3 97.9 1.1%
Portage 6,556 27,100 560 67 3 9,270.5 94.7 1.0%
Price 1,183 5,610 99 7 0 8,567.5 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,741 98,545 2,873 336 28 10,625.3 172.1 1.6%
Richland 1,274 8,076 71 15 0 7,192.9 84.7 1.2%
Rock 14,882 75,569 1,706 164 20 9,285.9 102.3 1.1%
Rusk 1,272 5,090 53 16 1 8,751.9 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,508 34,914 266 44 6 8,786.7 70.2 0.8%
Sawyer 1,578 8,367 41 23 1 9,523.8 138.8 1.5%
Shawano 4,628 17,494 563 69 12 11,216.7 167.2 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,296 47,740 849 134 9 11,610.7 117.0 1.0%
St. Croix 6,889 36,425 1,653 48 7 7,813.4 54.4 0.7%
Taylor 1,823 5,959 235 24 8 8,858.1 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,469 12,386 104 38 3 11,826.7 129.6 1.1%
Vernon 1,878 12,658 68 38 3 6,200.7 125.5 2.0%
Vilas 2,197 8,978 142 39 2 10,145.0 180.1 1.8%
Walworth 9,071 41,813 2,608 136 19 8,839.8 132.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,362 6,571 74 18 2 8,591.4 113.5 1.3%
Washington 14,138 55,142 1,949 141 10 10,512.6 104.8 1.0%
Waukesha 42,234 177,977 4,653 503 48 10,594.5 126.2 1.2%
Waupaca 4,786 20,864 1,080 116 44 9,251.7 224.2 2.4%
Waushara 2,122 10,942 317 31 4 8,733.2 127.6 1.5%
Winnebago 17,527 82,593 2,947 189 21 10,349.9 111.6 1.1%
Wood 6,764 32,095 482 77 13 9,137.3 104.0 1.1%

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