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727 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DHS reported 8 COVID-19 deaths.

By - Apr 17th, 2021 07:50 pm
COVID-19. Credit: U.S. Army.

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 727 new COVID-19 cases Saturday from 4,483 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 5,201, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 32,475, 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 16.02%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 16.71%. 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 326 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, an increase of 17 from the day prior and an increase of 43 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 222.

The state reported 61 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 28,523 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 404 in the past week.

DHS reported 8 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,711 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,277 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 5.17, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 11.73.

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 18,073.9 cases per 100,000 residents (unchanged). Dodge County has recorded 13,083.3 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 13,074.4). Jackson, Barron, Brown, Trempealeau, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Oconto, Juneau, Chippewa, Shawano, Pepin, Kewaunee, Calumet, Eau Claire and Outagamie are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 10,932.3 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 10,914.0) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 10,204.7 (up from 10,192.1).

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 16th and excluding the four days prior, indicates the city has a high transmission level (110.5) with regards to new cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days (100-149 is high transmission).

The city has moderate transmission based on the positive test rate (5.6%). Moderate transmission is defined as between 5% and 7.9%.

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 20.2%. 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 1,684 8,343 180 10 5 8,216.6 48.8 0.6%
Ashland 1,223 7,334 87 16 0 7,709.8 100.9 1.3%
Barron 5,637 19,766 156 76 0 12,286.4 165.6 1.3%
Bayfield 1,118 7,099 116 19 0 7,353.3 125.0 1.7%
Brown 31,092 133,982 3,321 234 40 11,943.3 89.9 0.8%
Buffalo 1,336 5,495 34 7 0 9,889.7 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,302 6,231 139 21 1 8,428.8 135.9 1.6%
Calumet 5,710 22,007 644 46 5 11,092.5 89.4 0.8%
Chippewa 7,263 29,854 193 94 2 11,309.6 146.4 1.3%
Clark 3,199 11,095 398 58 4 9,208.1 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,285 27,740 388 57 12 9,251.2 99.8 1.1%
Crawford 1,698 7,642 57 17 0 10,256.7 102.7 1.0%
Dane 43,441 337,550 1,466 292 23 8,219.7 55.3 0.7%
Dodge 11,671 42,117 895 162 21 13,083.3 181.6 1.4%
Door 2,568 14,466 214 22 6 9,154.8 78.4 0.9%
Douglas 3,905 19,643 754 32 17 8,900.5 72.9 0.8%
Dunn 4,533 19,370 392 32 0 10,123.5 71.5 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,383 50,799 343 106 12 11,062.9 103.0 0.9%
Florence 441 1,643 53 12 0 9,975.1 271.4 2.7%
Fond du Lac 12,213 46,341 1,216 105 9 11,814.5 101.6 0.9%
Forest 945 4,426 77 23 3 10,291.9 250.5 2.4%
Grant 4,838 23,926 756 85 5 9,237.4 162.3 1.8%
Green 3,433 17,248 115 17 6 9,312.6 46.1 0.5%
Green Lake 1,557 8,026 439 19 3 8,157.0 99.5 1.2%
Iowa 1,984 11,390 88 10 1 8,336.5 42.0 0.5%
Iron 571 2,654 117 21 19 9,770.7 359.3 3.7%
Jackson 2,600 9,526 62 26 2 12,594.5 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,219 36,853 1,157 108 23 9,706.5 127.5 1.3%
Juneau 3,064 14,722 111 21 5 11,386.9 78.0 0.7%
Kenosha 15,260 75,581 2,621 305 15 9,070.9 181.3 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,320 7,643 330 25 9 11,238.1 121.1 1.1%
La Crosse 12,547 56,575 772 80 0 10,603.1 67.6 0.6%
Lafayette 1,540 6,752 150 7 1 9,121.6 41.5 0.5%
Langlade 1,969 7,284 162 32 14 9,956.0 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 3,020 11,061 214 60 28 10,618.1 211.0 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,423 31,376 1,201 69 18 9,249.4 86.0 0.9%
Marathon 14,261 52,600 1,493 184 34 10,584.0 136.6 1.3%
Marinette 4,048 19,151 429 65 3 9,888.1 158.8 1.6%
Marquette 1,357 6,363 186 22 5 8,824.3 143.1 1.6%
Menominee 792 3,831 8 11 0 18,073.9 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 103,253 496,577 9,727 1,277 45 10,932.3 135.2 1.2%
Monroe 4,437 19,408 112 37 1 9,646.1 80.4 0.8%
Oconto 4,360 17,376 522 50 8 11,485.2 131.7 1.1%
Oneida 3,569 15,286 157 68 6 9,937.9 189.3 1.9%
Outagamie 20,315 90,345 2,878 201 16 11,052.8 109.4 1.0%
Ozaukee 8,035 42,817 976 83 7 9,093.5 93.9 1.0%
Pepin 828 3,172 26 7 0 11,266.8 95.3 0.8%
Pierce 3,755 17,289 953 36 6 9,018.9 86.5 1.0%
Polk 4,212 19,987 125 43 6 9,594.5 97.9 1.0%
Portage 6,633 27,325 557 67 3 9,379.4 94.7 1.0%
Price 1,208 5,717 104 7 0 8,748.6 50.7 0.6%
Racine 21,102 100,473 2,935 337 28 10,810.3 172.6 1.6%
Richland 1,288 8,190 73 15 0 7,271.9 84.7 1.2%
Rock 15,288 77,127 1,793 167 20 9,539.2 104.2 1.1%
Rusk 1,279 5,179 51 16 1 8,800.1 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,648 35,270 266 46 6 9,010.0 73.4 0.8%
Sawyer 1,598 8,507 43 25 1 9,644.5 150.9 1.6%
Shawano 4,664 17,885 571 69 12 11,303.9 167.2 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,543 48,605 886 135 9 11,826.4 117.9 1.0%
St. Croix 7,275 37,263 1,671 50 7 8,251.2 56.7 0.7%
Taylor 1,848 6,071 233 24 8 8,979.6 116.6 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,496 12,599 105 39 3 11,918.7 133.0 1.1%
Vernon 1,891 12,835 70 39 3 6,243.6 128.8 2.1%
Vilas 2,222 9,163 144 39 2 10,260.4 180.1 1.8%
Walworth 9,282 42,713 2,710 136 19 9,045.5 132.5 1.5%
Washburn 1,405 6,703 77 18 2 8,862.7 113.5 1.3%
Washington 14,358 56,231 1,989 144 10 10,676.2 107.1 1.0%
Waukesha 43,031 181,588 4,794 512 50 10,794.4 128.4 1.2%
Waupaca 4,842 21,214 1,104 117 44 9,360.0 226.2 2.4%
Waushara 2,136 11,115 321 32 3 8,790.8 131.7 1.5%
Winnebago 17,831 84,178 3,017 190 21 10,529.5 112.2 1.1%
Wood 6,858 32,750 485 77 13 9,264.3 104.0 1.1%

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