WI Daily: 563 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

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

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 563 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday from 17,539 processed tests.

The seven-day case total stands at 3,296, below November 18th’s record report of 45,946. The seven-day testing total stands at 41,974, 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 7.85%, below the record high of 38.12% set December 4th. The 14-day average is 10.14%. 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 233 people were actively hospitalized with a confirmed case of the disease, a decrease of 17 from the day prior and a decrease of 15 from a week ago. Thirty days ago the total was 287.

The state reported 67 people were newly hospitalized in the past 24 hours in its daily data release. A total of 27,598 people have required hospitalization since the outbreak began, 344 in the past week.

DHS reported 10 COVID-19 deaths. A total of 6,622 Wisconsin residents have died as a result of the virus, including 1,260 in Milwaukee County.

The 30-day average daily death total now stands at 7.00, below the December 23rd reported record of 53.43. Thirty days ago the rolling average was 17.30.

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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 12,956.7 cases per 100,000 residents (up from 12,954.4). Jackson, Barron, Trempealeau, Brown, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Oconto, Juneau, Chippewa, Shawano, Kewaunee, Pepin, Eau Claire, Calumet and Outagamie are the remaining counties leading Milwaukee.

According to DHS data, 10,664.3 out of every 100,000 Milwaukee County residents (up from 10,652.0) have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

The statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents rose to 9,984.3 (up from 9,974.5).

The City of Milwaukee revised its gating criteria on March 26th 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 March 26th and excluding the four days prior, indicates the city has a substantial transmission level (68.3) 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 (3.8%). 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 rate) stands at 10.4%. 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 1,626 8,062 168 10 5 7,933.6 48.8 0.6%
Ashland 1,200 7,031 74 16 0 7,564.8 100.9 1.3%
Barron 5,524 19,362 155 76 0 12,040.1 165.6 1.4%
Bayfield 1,079 6,887 99 19 0 7,096.8 125.0 1.8%
Brown 30,695 131,167 3,117 232 39 11,790.8 89.1 0.8%
Buffalo 1,327 5,365 34 7 0 9,823.1 51.8 0.5%
Burnett 1,232 6,046 140 22 1 7,975.7 142.4 1.8%
Calumet 5,601 21,445 612 46 4 10,880.8 89.4 0.8%
Chippewa 7,183 29,289 187 93 2 11,185.0 144.8 1.3%
Clark 3,168 10,845 394 58 4 9,118.9 166.9 1.8%
Columbia 5,176 27,192 381 56 12 9,060.4 98.0 1.1%
Crawford 1,677 7,491 54 17 0 10,129.9 102.7 1.0%
Dane 42,069 330,783 1,442 288 23 7,960.1 54.5 0.7%
Dodge 11,558 41,329 855 159 24 12,956.7 178.2 1.4%
Door 2,522 14,213 211 21 5 8,990.8 74.9 0.8%
Douglas 3,750 19,144 648 30 17 8,547.2 68.4 0.8%
Dunn 4,394 18,898 371 30 0 9,813.1 67.0 0.7%
Eau Claire 11,247 49,814 338 105 12 10,930.8 102.0 0.9%
Florence 430 1,609 50 12 0 9,726.3 271.4 2.8%
Fond du Lac 12,082 45,406 1,189 104 8 11,687.8 100.6 0.9%
Forest 936 4,325 71 23 3 10,193.9 250.5 2.5%
Grant 4,737 23,373 724 83 5 9,044.6 158.5 1.8%
Green 3,364 16,859 114 16 6 9,125.4 43.4 0.5%
Green Lake 1,536 7,871 432 18 3 8,046.9 94.3 1.2%
Iowa 1,952 11,145 89 11 1 8,202.0 46.2 0.6%
Iron 567 2,579 118 21 19 9,702.3 359.3 3.7%
Jackson 2,579 9,433 59 26 2 12,492.7 125.9 1.0%
Jefferson 8,047 35,997 1,094 105 21 9,503.4 124.0 1.3%
Juneau 3,038 14,494 110 21 2 11,290.3 78.0 0.7%
Kenosha 14,974 73,783 2,494 304 15 8,900.9 180.7 2.0%
Kewaunee 2,304 7,489 307 24 6 11,160.6 116.3 1.0%
La Crosse 12,412 55,296 772 80 0 10,489.0 67.6 0.6%
Lafayette 1,499 6,572 155 6 1 8,878.8 35.5 0.4%
Langlade 1,943 7,140 161 32 13 9,824.5 161.8 1.6%
Lincoln 2,947 10,782 212 60 27 10,361.4 211.0 2.0%
Manitowoc 7,359 30,732 1,167 68 18 9,169.6 84.7 0.9%
Marathon 13,886 51,422 1,449 184 34 10,305.7 136.6 1.3%
Marinette 4,001 18,660 411 65 3 9,773.3 158.8 1.6%
Marquette 1,328 6,205 181 21 6 8,635.7 136.6 1.6%
Menominee 789 3,762 8 11 0 18,005.5 251.0 1.4%
Milwaukee 100,722 484,980 9,564 1,260 43 10,664.3 133.4 1.3%
Monroe 4,378 19,012 107 34 1 9,517.8 73.9 0.8%
Oconto 4,314 17,003 484 49 7 11,364.0 129.1 1.1%
Oneida 3,502 15,003 145 69 5 9,751.3 192.1 2.0%
Outagamie 19,884 87,604 2,685 199 16 10,818.3 108.3 1.0%
Ozaukee 7,854 41,621 958 81 7 8,888.6 91.7 1.0%
Pepin 817 3,093 24 7 0 11,117.2 95.3 0.9%
Pierce 3,621 16,837 926 35 6 8,697.0 84.1 1.0%
Polk 4,029 19,485 104 44 4 9,177.7 100.2 1.1%
Portage 6,542 27,006 545 66 3 9,250.7 93.3 1.0%
Price 1,175 5,578 97 7 0 8,509.6 50.7 0.6%
Racine 20,673 97,921 2,817 336 27 10,590.5 172.1 1.6%
Richland 1,272 8,040 67 15 0 7,181.6 84.7 1.2%
Rock 14,782 75,143 1,664 164 18 9,223.5 102.3 1.1%
Rusk 1,273 5,065 51 16 1 8,758.8 110.1 1.3%
Sauk 5,483 34,839 269 44 6 8,746.8 70.2 0.8%
Sawyer 1,571 8,325 41 23 1 9,481.6 138.8 1.5%
Shawano 4,607 17,412 571 69 12 11,165.8 167.2 1.5%
Sheboygan 13,264 47,558 845 133 9 11,582.8 116.1 1.0%
St. Croix 6,775 36,166 1,644 47 7 7,684.1 53.3 0.7%
Taylor 1,810 5,933 241 23 9 8,794.9 111.8 1.3%
Trempealeau 3,460 12,309 104 38 3 11,796.0 129.6 1.1%
Vernon 1,875 12,604 65 38 3 6,190.8 125.5 2.0%
Vilas 2,193 8,930 142 39 2 10,126.5 180.1 1.8%
Walworth 9,043 41,556 2,591 135 20 8,812.6 131.6 1.5%
Washburn 1,354 6,520 76 18 2 8,541.0 113.5 1.3%
Washington 14,065 54,818 1,936 141 10 10,458.3 104.8 1.0%
Waukesha 42,031 176,962 4,604 501 48 10,543.5 125.7 1.2%
Waupaca 4,758 20,739 1,079 116 44 9,197.6 224.2 2.4%
Waushara 2,111 10,893 323 31 4 8,688.0 127.6 1.5%
Winnebago 17,471 82,159 2,948 187 21 10,316.9 110.4 1.1%
Wood 6,748 31,963 482 77 13 9,115.7 104.0 1.1%

WI Daily: 563 New COVID-19 Cases Reported