18,497 new cases, 825 hospitalizations, 125 deaths – Community News

18,497 new cases, 825 hospitalizations, 125 deaths

MADISON, Wisconsin (WBAY) — Four of the past 5 days, tests confirmed more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases in Wisconsin. Since last Friday, the state has added 18,497 people who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, 825 people were hospitalized for COVID-19, and 125 people who died from the disease (not all death reports were recent). Wisconsin hasn’t had a week like this since late September.

These are today’s numbers:

The Department of Health Services (DHS) says there have been 3,162 new cases as of Thursday. The state has an average of 2,649 cases per day. The 7-day average has risen, but this is the smallest daily increase of the entire week — an average of 73 more cases per day, compared with increases of 100 to 150 per day. A total of 823,369 infections have been identified in Wisconsin since the start of the pandemic.

The state says 10% of all COVID-19 tests in the 7-day period were positive for the virus for the first time in 10 months, since Jan. 9.

The death toll rose by 22 to 8,722. The DHS says 18 of those deaths occurred in the past 30 days, and those are the only ones counted in the 7-day average, which is 14 per day — right in the middle of the averages of Wednesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. and 1 p.m. respectively. Calumet County reported 3 deaths to the state; Dodge and Kewaunee counties each report 1. The counts of cases and deaths in the county are listed at the end of the article.

State figures show 116 additional hospitalizations for COVID-19, a hair’s breadth from our calculated 7-day average of 118 per day. Nearly 44,000 people (43,939) have been hospitalized due to the COVID-19 virus. The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), which takes layoffs and deaths into account, says there were 1,077 COVID-19 patients in hospitals on Friday, with 294 in the ICU — 9 more in intensive care and 15 more in total since Thursday. The Northeast Region’s health care hospitals treated 153 patients, including 34 in the ICU – 1 fewer in the ICU, but a total of 13 more. Fox Valley hospitals had 88 COVID-19 patients, with 15 in ICU; the number in the ICU is unchanged from Thursday, but hospitals are treating 2 fewer COVID-19 patients. The 13 Fox Valley hospitals reported that they had no ICU beds and intermediate care beds available on Friday.


At 5.30 pm we are waiting for new vaccination numbers from the DHS. The agency said it was having issues with the data submitted last Friday, Nov. 5, and hoped the issues would be resolved today.

DHS told Action 2 News that there was a problem with booster injections accidentally reported above the total number of completed vaccinations – that is, two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one injection of Johnson & Johnson vaccine . The DHS Vaccine Information Website says the data issues were related to changes Walgreens made to its nationwide vaccination records. (People who have been vaccinated at Walgreens and need their records in the meantime should contact their local Walgreens pharmacy or, if they have a Walgreens account, go to the Walgreens website or mobile app.) We also hope to see how many 5 to 11 year olds have been vaccinated since they became eligible for pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine last week.

For reference (and so we can update this page faster), this is where vaccination rates stood in the Wisconsin and WBAY display area last Friday. We will update these as soon as we have the new numbers.

Wisconsinites to receive COVID-19 vaccine, by age group (as of last Friday, Nov. 5)

  • 12-15: 48.6% received vaccine/45.2% fully vaccinated
  • 16-17: 53.2% received vaccine/49.9% fully vaccinated
  • 18-24: 53.4% ​​received vaccine/49.0% fully vaccinated
  • 25-34: 58.1% received vaccine/54.0% fully vaccinated
  • 35-44: 65.3% received vaccine/61.8% fully vaccinated
  • 45-54: 66.2% received vaccine/63.2% fully vaccinated
  • 55-64: 74.6% received vaccine/71.9% fully vaccinated
  • 65 and above: 86.8% received vaccine/83.7% fully vaccinated

VACCINATIONS PER COUNTY POPULATION (as of last Friday, November 5)

County (Population) (Health Region) % of the population Completed % of Population
Brown (264542) (NE) 59.0% 56.6%
Calumet (50,089) (FV) 52.4% 50.2%
Avoid (87,839) 47.6% 45.4%
Door (27,668) (NE) 73.6% 70.2%
Fond du Lac (103.403) (SE) 50.9% 48.5%
Forest (9.004) 48.4% 46.2%
Florence (4,295) (NE) 48.2% 46.2%
Green Lake (18,913) (FV) 52.5% 50.0%
Kewaunee (20,434) (NE) 48.1% 46.3%
Long drawer (19,189) 49.9% 47.5%
Manitowoc (78,981) (NE) 55.2% 53.0%
Marinette (40,350) (NE) 48.9% 46.3%
Menominee (4,556) (FV) 70.5% 68.3%
Oconto (37,930) (NE) 49.4% 47.5%
Outagamy (187885) (FV) 58.4% 55.8%
Shawano (40,899) (FV) 43.9% 42.0%
Sheboygan (115340) (SE) 56.6% 54.1%
Waupaca (50,990) (FV) 51.1% 48.6%
Waushara (24,443) (FV) 42.2% 40.3%
Winnebago (171.907) (FV) 56.4% 53.6%
NORTH EAST REGION (474,200) (NE) 270,413 (57.0%) 259,095 (54.6%)
FOX VALLEY REGION (549,682) (FV) 300,226 (54.6%) 286,562 (52.1%)
WISCONSIN (5.822.434) 3,380,531 (58.1%) 3,210,654 (55.1%)


Brown County Public Health will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 18 at the Neville Public Museum on Tuesday, November 16 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Children ages 5 through 11 receive the pediatric dose of Pfizer vaccine.

The City of De Pere Health Department has announced pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5 to 11 at the De Pere Community Center. The next one is tuesday 16 november. Follow-up vaccinations are given on December 7. The clinics are by appointment only.

The community vaccination clinic at Fox River Mall in Grand Chute is open on select dates through December 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. updated on the Outagamie County website. This walk-in clinic, which is located near the food court and Scheel’s, does not require an appointment. There is no cost and no ID required.

Oconto County Public Health plans several booster-dose vaccine clinics in November. The booster is available to anyone 18 years of age or older who has received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or to people who have received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and meet certain conditions: 65 years of age or older, or adults who work or live in a high-risk environment, living in long-term care facilities, or have underlying medical conditions. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (920) 834-6846. The appointment line is available on working days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until all appointments have been filled. Don’t leave a message; call again.

Bellin Health offers “mix-and-match” COVID-19 vaccine boosters at its Ashwaubenon vaccination site, Green Bay Fastlane’s drive-thru testing site, and all primary care clinics and FastCare locations. According to Bellin, it offers the mix-and-match option to eligible patients at all vaccination sites. Eligible Bellin patients and the general public can schedule a booster, initial, or second COVID-19 vaccine dose through a MyBellinHealth account or by calling 920-445-7313.


ThedaCare has announced mobile testing clinics. All clinics offer rapid tests, with most results within 15 minutes, and the more accurate PCR tests, with most results within 24 to 48 hours. Rapid tests end 30 minutes before the end of the clinic.

  • Monday, November 15, 8am-5pm: Christ the Rock Community Church, W6254 US Hwy 10, Menasha
  • Monday, November 15, 8am-4pm: Waushara County Fairgrounds, 513 S. Fair St., Wautoma
  • Tuesday, November 16, 8am-5pm: Christ the Rock Community Church, W6254 US Hwy 10, Menasha
  • Tuesday, November 16, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Markesan City Hall, 150 S. Bridge St.
  • Wednesday, November 17, 8am-5pm: Christ the Rock Community Church, W6254 US Hwy 10, Menasha
  • Wednesday, November 17, 8am-4:30pm: New Life Assembly of God Church, 612 E. North St., Plainfield
  • Thursday, November 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Guardian Building, 2300 E. Capitol Dr., Appleton
  • Thursday, Nov. 18, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM: ThedaCare Medical Center-Wild Rose, 601 Grove Ave.
  • Friday, November 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Guardian Building, 2300 E. Capitol Dr., Appleton
  • Friday, November 19, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Markesan City Hall, 150 S. Bridge St.

The City of Appleton has expanded its testing and vaccination clinics in the old Best Buy building, 2411 S. Kensington Dr. The site offers walk-in tests on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9am to 5pm. Walk-in vaccination clinics are on Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Fridays from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Pre-registration is not required, but it is encouraged to speed up the process.

Walk-in or drive-through COVID-19 testing is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sunnyview Expo Center, with the Wisconsin National Guard conducting the testing. Signing up is encouraged at www.winnebagopublichealth.org. Testing is recommended (and free) for anyone over the age of 1 who has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, headache, muscle aches, or sudden loss of taste or smell. The results are usually back within 48 hours.

FRIDAY COUNTY CASE AND DEATH TOTALS (increase in cases or deaths since the last report came in bold) **

Michigan reported a delay in reporting cases Friday due to technical issues.

  • Brown – 41,993 suitcases (+141) (277 killed)
  • Calumet – 7,531 cases (+22) (59 deaths) (+3)
  • Dickinson (Mich.)* – 3,176 cases (+21) (67 killed)
  • Dodge – 15,361 cases (+70) (205 deaths) (+1)
  • Door – 3,683 cases (+13) (34 killed)
  • Florence – 554 suitcases (+1) (14 dead)
  • Fond du Lac – 17,494 suitcases (+88) (153 dead)
  • Forest – 1,459 cases (+9) (29 dead)
  • Gogebic (Mich.)* – 1,495 cases (+25) (25 dead)
  • Green Lake – 2,588 cases (+7) (29 dead)
  • Iron (Mich.)* – 1,412 chests (+19) (50 dead)
  • Kewaunee – 3,098 cases (+9) (33 deaths) (+1)
  • Long drawer – 3,143 cases (+4) (41 killed)
  • Manitowoc – 10,598 cases (+29) (89 killed)
  • Marinette – 6,311 suitcases (+37) (72 killed)
  • Menominee (Mich.)* – 2,690 cases (+31) (47 killed)
  • Menominee – 959 cases (11 deaths)
  • Oconto – 6,222 cases (+18) (66 killed)
  • Outagamy – 26,566 cases (+82) (251 killed)
  • Shawano – 6,333 cases (+15) (79 killed)
  • Sheboygan – 17,809 cases (+98) (171 dead)
  • Waupaca – 7,032 cases (+24) (144 dead)
  • Waushara – 3,169 cases (+13) (48 killed)
  • Winnebago – 24,442 cases (+108) (247 killed)

* You can find cases and deaths for all 72 counties of Wisconsin on the DHS County Data Website. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Hospital Association publish updates Monday through Friday. Michigan Department of Health updates the information on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

** Cases and deaths are from state COVID-19 reports, which may differ from local health department numbers. The Wisconsin DHS reports cases from all health departments within a county’s boundaries, including tribal, municipal, and county health departments; provincial websites may not. Public health departments also update their data at different times, while DHS freezes the numbers it receives at the same time each day to compile the afternoon report.

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