City of Milwaukee weekly COVID-19 update
City of Milwaukee weekly COVID-19 update

City of Milwaukee weekly COVID-19 update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2022

City of Milwaukee weekly COVID-19 update

MILWAUKEE – The disease burden in the city of Milwaukee dropped this week to 71.5 new positive COVID-19 cases per year. 100,000 people over seven days and moved down to the “significant transfer” category. The percentage of positive COVID-19 test results dropped to 4.4% and moved to the “low transmission” category. These gating metrics have not been in these respective categories since July 2021.

Currently, 63.2% of adults in Milwaukee aged 16 and older are fully vaccinated, and 68.7% have received at least their first dose. In addition, 45.1% of fully vaccinated individuals received a booster dose. Of children aged 5 to 11 years, 16.1% have completed their pediatric COVID-19 vaccine series and 21.5% have received at least one dose.

The vaccines do their job effectively. Like all other medical procedures, no vaccine is 100% effective. However, the COVID-19 vaccine significantly reduces the risk of becoming infected, hospitalized or dying, and the addition of a booster dose further reduces these risks. The Milwaukee Health Department continues to provide free COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses six days a week without agreement.

As the nation enters a new phase of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new and refined approach to monitoring COVID-19 in communities. The COVID-19 community level is determined by looking at the combination of three measurements: new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 inhabitants within the last seven days, the average seven-day percentage of manned beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per. 100,000 inhabitants within the last seven days.

“The announcement of this new CDC guide does not mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is over,” said Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson. “Living with COVID-19 will require us to use everything we have learned over the last two years. This means that documented public health strategies are put in place when they are needed to prevent serious illness and death, prevent our “Hospitals in being overwhelmed and protecting our communities. As public health officials, our primary goal is to protect people at high risk of serious illness or death by ensuring equal access to vaccination, testing, support services and information.”

The Milwaukee Health Department will internally review this new federal guide and determine the best course of action to protect our city’s public health. The Mask Order for the City of Milwaukee remains in effect through March 1, pending a discussion by the Joint Council. More information about the CDC’s announcement can be found at their website.


Schedule for the mobile vaccination clinic: week from 27 February – 5 March 2022

Monday, February 28th

  • Longfellow School
    1021 S. 21st St.
    1-4 pm

Tuesday, March 1st

  • Marquette University – Alumni Memorial Union
    1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
    10.00 – 13.00
  • Hopkins-Lloyd Community School
    1503 W. Hopkins Ave.
    1-4 pm

Wednesday, March 2nd

  • COA Goldin Center
    2320 W. Burleigh St.

Friday, March 4th

  • Starms Discovery School
    2035 N. 25th St.
    14.00 – 17.00

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