As the number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin rises again, activity is highest in the state’s northwest | Local news – Community News
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As the number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin rises again, activity is highest in the state’s northwest | Local news

Hospital admissions are also on the rise. According to the Wisconsin Hospital Association, 1,071 patients were in hospitals with coronavirus infections on Wednesday, up from 887 on Oct. 28.

The state reported 21 more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, for a daily average of 14. Over the past two months, the daily average of deaths has ranged from 10 to 17, after dropping to one or two for most of June and July.

Dane County mask order extended until November 27, expected to end then

Sawyer County, where Hayward is the county seat, had the state’s highest case activity in the past two weeks, with 1,448.5 cases per 100,000 people, the health department said. About 53.9% of the county’s residents have received at least one dose of vaccine, compared to 58.1% statewide.

Barron, Douglas, Polk, St. Croix and Washburn counties, also in the northwestern part of the state, also have critically high cases. Vaccination coverage is lower than the state average in Barron and Polk counties and higher than the state average in Douglas and Washburn counties.

In St. Croix County, 57.2% of residents have had at least one dose, including 69.9% of adults, which is higher than the state average for adults of 69.3%.

Marinette County, in northeastern Wisconsin bordering Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, had the second highest activity level of cases in the past two weeks, with 1,360.6 cases per 100,000 people. Only 48.9% of residents have had at least one dose of vaccine.

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