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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #217 (12-26-20)



  • 1,070 Hospital Admissions, 238 patients in ICU, 0 patients at the Alternate Care Facility
    • Hospital admissions are down 260 (-260) for the week.
    • The total number of ICU patients decreased by 52 (-52) for the week.
    • The total number of patients at the ACF decreased by 8, (-8) for the week.
  • Cumulatively there have been 467,899 positive tests in Wisconsin:
      • 16,223 new positives reported last week, which is 5,496 less, (-5,496) than the previous week
    • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 2,317+/day.  (was 3,102+/day last week)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 4,679 in Wisconsin.
      • 364 deaths were reported last week, which is 40 more (+40) over last week.
    • The 7-day average for deaths is now 52 deaths/day. (was 46 deaths/day last week)
  • 431,248 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (92.2%), 31,690 cases are still considered active (6.8%) and 4,679 patients have died (1.0%). (last updated by DHS on 12/25)

Week-in-Review (12/19-25/20):


Positive Test Results


There were 16,223 positive tests reported last week, which is down 5,496, (-5,496) from the previous week.

  • An average of 2,317 positive test results per dayWas 3,102+/day the previous week.



Milwaukee county had the highest number of new positive cases, with 2,807 new positives, 1,251 less, (-1,251), than the previous week.

  • Waukesha county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 1,273, which is 771 less, (-771) than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were;
    • Dane county; 1,055 new cases, (232) less than the previous week
    • Brown county; 631 new cases, (183) less than the previous week
    • Racine county; 560 new cases, (304) less than the previous week




  • There were 364 COVID-19 related deaths+40 more than the week prior.



    • Milwaukee county had 99 of the 364 deaths from the last week, which is +53 more than the number of deaths in the county reported the previous week.
      • Dane county reported 40 deaths, +16 more than last week;
      • Waukesha county reported 28 deaths, +5 more than last week;
      • Kenosha county reported 18 deaths, the same as the previous week;
      • Dodge county reported 13 deaths, (-1) compared to the previous week.







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