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307 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 1 COVID-19 death.

By - Apr 5th, 2021 08:36 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 307 new COVID-19 cases Monday from 2,809 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 4,140, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 41,419, 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 10.00%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 10.84%. 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, an increase of 6 from the day prior and an increase of 14 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 255.

The state reported 30 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 27,797 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 331 in the past week.

DHS reported 1 COVID-19 death. 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 5.40, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 16.20.

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 12,976.9). 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, 10,738.2 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 10,730.1) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

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 1,638 8,143 171 10 5 7,992.2 48.8 0.6%
Ashland 1,207 7,114 79 16 0 7,608.9 100.9 1.3%
Barron 5,551 19,480 155 76 0 12,099.0 165.6 1.4%
Bayfield 1,095 6,956 105 19 0 7,202.1 125.0 1.7%
Brown 30,766 131,884 3,146 233 39 11,818.1 89.5 0.8%
Buffalo 1,329 5,404 33 7 0 9,837.9 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,245 6,086 137 21 1 8,059.8 135.9 1.7%
Calumet 5,627 21,590 626 46 4 10,931.3 89.4 0.8%
Chippewa 7,185 29,442 190 94 2 11,188.1 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,171 10,909 394 58 4 9,127.5 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,210 27,301 384 56 12 9,119.9 98.0 1.1%
Crawford 1,677 7,526 57 17 0 10,129.9 102.7 1.0%
Dane 42,475 332,740 1,446 289 23 8,037.0 54.7 0.7%
Dodge 11,576 41,528 860 161 22 12,976.9 180.5 1.4%
Door 2,532 14,249 211 21 5 9,026.4 74.9 0.8%
Douglas 3,775 19,304 678 30 17 8,604.2 68.4 0.8%
Dunn 4,423 19,048 383 31 0 9,877.8 69.2 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,289 50,082 341 105 12 10,971.6 102.0 0.9%
Florence 430 1,614 50 12 0 9,726.3 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 12,108 45,702 1,196 105 9 11,712.9 101.6 0.9%
Forest 937 4,353 72 23 3 10,204.7 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,758 23,555 730 84 5 9,084.7 160.4 1.8%
Green 3,382 16,943 114 16 6 9,174.3 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,546 7,916 431 18 3 8,099.3 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,954 11,197 89 10 1 8,210.4 42.0 0.5%
Iron 569 2,590 117 21 19 9,736.5 359.3 3.7%
Jackson 2,580 9,460 62 26 2 12,497.6 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,088 36,215 1,117 103 22 9,551.8 121.6 1.3%
Juneau 3,040 14,552 112 21 4 11,297.8 78.0 0.7%
Kenosha 15,034 74,301 2,512 303 15 8,936.5 180.1 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,309 7,529 313 24 6 11,184.8 116.3 1.0%
La Crosse 12,468 55,614 769 80 0 10,536.4 67.6 0.6%
Lafayette 1,509 6,629 151 7 1 8,938.0 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,945 7,182 161 32 13 9,834.7 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 2,956 10,843 214 60 27 10,393.1 211.0 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,365 30,922 1,178 68 18 9,177.1 84.7 0.9%
Marathon 13,965 51,664 1,459 184 34 10,364.3 136.6 1.3%
Marinette 4,010 18,776 412 65 3 9,795.3 158.8 1.6%
Marquette 1,336 6,255 181 21 6 8,687.7 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 789 3,771 8 11 0 18,005.5 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 101,420 488,051 9,594 1,263 45 10,738.2 133.7 1.2%
Monroe 4,388 19,107 106 36 1 9,539.5 78.3 0.8%
Oconto 4,315 17,094 503 49 8 11,366.6 129.1 1.1%
Oneida 3,515 15,079 150 68 6 9,787.5 189.3 1.9%
Outagamie 20,000 88,418 2,736 200 16 10,881.4 108.8 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,905 41,933 962 82 7 8,946.4 92.8 1.0%
Pepin 817 3,117 23 7 0 11,117.2 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,661 16,981 935 35 6 8,793.1 84.1 1.0%
Polk 4,035 19,607 118 43 5 9,191.3 97.9 1.1%
Portage 6,556 27,120 560 67 3 9,270.5 94.7 1.0%
Price 1,185 5,613 99 7 0 8,582.0 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,741 98,647 2,873 336 28 10,625.3 172.1 1.6%
Richland 1,275 8,083 71 15 0 7,198.5 84.7 1.2%
Rock 14,901 75,670 1,707 164 20 9,297.7 102.3 1.1%
Rusk 1,272 5,096 53 16 1 8,751.9 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,518 34,941 266 44 6 8,802.6 70.2 0.8%
Sawyer 1,577 8,372 41 23 1 9,517.8 138.8 1.5%
Shawano 4,628 17,509 563 69 12 11,216.7 167.2 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,324 47,793 851 134 9 11,635.2 117.0 1.0%
St. Croix 6,921 36,460 1,655 48 7 7,849.7 54.4 0.7%
Taylor 1,823 5,963 235 24 8 8,858.1 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,471 12,393 104 38 3 11,833.5 129.6 1.1%
Vernon 1,880 12,664 68 38 3 6,207.3 125.5 2.0%
Vilas 2,197 8,985 142 39 2 10,145.0 180.1 1.8%
Walworth 9,072 41,871 2,608 136 19 8,840.8 132.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,363 6,577 74 18 2 8,597.7 113.5 1.3%
Washington 14,138 55,199 1,949 141 10 10,512.6 104.8 1.0%
Waukesha 42,234 178,170 4,653 503 48 10,594.5 126.2 1.2%
Waupaca 4,789 20,878 1,080 116 44 9,257.5 224.2 2.4%
Waushara 2,122 10,948 317 31 4 8,733.2 127.6 1.5%
Winnebago 17,528 82,683 2,947 189 21 10,350.5 111.6 1.1%
Wood 6,764 32,123 482 77 13 9,137.3 104.0 1.1%

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