COVID-19 by the numbers: Looking back at 2020 pandemic statistics
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
UNITED STATES – About a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, cases and deaths continue to mount locally, throughout the state, and nationwide.
COVID-19’s impact has been felt in virtually every corner of the country; hospitals, nursing homes, schools, churches, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, sports, and nearly every other facet of American life has been touched by the deadly virus.
Below are local, state and federal COVID-19 data, including numbers of cases, hospitalizations, deaths and more. (NOTE: Each county reports COVID-19 data differently.)
As of Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, the Lincoln County Health Department reported 2,438 total cases of COVID-19. 9,770 people had tested negative for the virus. There were 82 active cases. 2,331 people had recovered, and 98 had been hospitalized. 45 people had died.
According to data from the Forest County Health Department, Forest County had seen 856 COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 31, 2020. 3,874 people had tested negative. 36 people were in isolation/active, 794 had been released from isolation, and two people were hospitalized at that time. There had been 24 deaths in the county.
The Langlade County Health Department reported 1,775 cases of COVID-19 and 126 antigen positive results as of Wednesday, Dec. 30. 6,081 people had tested negative, 1,797 had recovered, 64 were in isolation, 13 were hospitalized at that time, and 40 people had died.
There had been 11,762 total COVID-19 cases in Oneida County as of Dec. 30, with 5,231 of those cases being active, according to the Oneida County Health Department. 4,830 cases had been resolved. 5,231 people were in mandatory isolation, and 2,407 were in mandatory quarantine. 167 people were hospitalized in the county at the time, and 14 were hospitalized out of the county. 221 deaths had been reported in the county.
According to data from the Price County Health Department, 939 people had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Dec. 30. There were 74 probable cases, and 4,785 negative tests. 38 cases were active, 970 people had recovered, 81 were ever hospitalized, and five people had died.
Vilas County reported 1,651 total positive cases of COVID-19 as of Dec. 30. 7,702 people had tested negative. 144 cases were active, 1,484 people had recovered, and 28 had died, according to the Vilas County Health Department.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), a total of 477,292 state residents had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Dec. 30, and 2,344,771 had tested negative. 44,609 Wisconsinites had recovered from the virus, and 21,207 had been hospitalized. 4,818 people had died in Wisconsin.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 19,633,976 Americans had contracted COVID-19 between Jan. 21, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020. 331,199 Americans had died from the virus as of Dec. 31.