Free fall continues from the top of omicron 4 weeks ago
Free fall continues from the top of omicron 4 weeks ago

Free fall continues from the top of omicron 4 weeks ago

MADISON, Wisconsin (WBAY) – This weekend marks a calendar month since the peak of the COVID-19 omicron rise in Wisconsin. On January 19, the 7-day average of new cases hit a record high of 18,810 per year. day.

Four weeks later, cases have dropped to an average of 1,371 a day, their lowest point since August last year. The rolling average has dropped from 1,493 a day earlier.

The percentage of COVID-19 tests that are positive is below 8% after peaking at 29.5% last month. The current average is 7.8% of the tests over the last 7 days. That was where the positivity rate was back in October.

Counties reported 23 deaths to the Department of Health Services. DHS says 12 of those deaths were within the last 30 days. The 7-day average rose for another day to 15 deaths a day. Winnebago County reported 4 of the 23 deaths. Dodge, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc and Shawano counties each reported 1.

Admissions were in double digits for the third day in a row, which we have not seen on weekdays since the first week of August (the state does not publish reports on weekends, so Mondays are cumulative numbers).

There were 65 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals in the last 24 hours. Taking into account daily discharges and deaths Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) found a net drop in 41 COVID-19 patients since Thursday and 9 fewer in intensive care units. On Friday, there were 729 COVID-19 patients in hospitals around the state, with 149 in the intensive care unit.

Ten hospitals in the Northeast Health Region treat 86 of these patients, 17 of them in the intensive care unit. That is 5 out of the intensive care unit and 10 fewer patients than on Thursday. The 13 hospitals in the Fox Valley region treat 50 COVID-19 patients, 6 of whom are in the intensive care unit. There are 1 fewer in the intensive care unit and 1 fewer patient overall.

As we reported yesterday, despite free fall case numbers, DHS says the spread of the COVID-19 virus was still at “critically high” levels in Douglas County and “very high” levels in the remaining 71 counties in over the last two weeks. Although the number of cases has dropped to 59 counties in the last two weeks, there are no counties where the spread of the virus is considered “high”, “moderate” or “low” yet. Case numbers did not change significantly in 13 counties; there were no counties that saw an increase in the number of cases compared to two weeks ago. Green Lake, Florence, Kewaunee and Waushara counties in WBAY’s view area were among the 13 that did not see a significant change.

Vaccinations

About 50% more people complete their vaccinations compared to people who receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines.

The latest figures from vaccinators around the state show that the number receiving their first dose has increased by 1,218 since Thursday’s report compared to 2,084 who completed their vaccine series. There is some overlap in these numbers when people receive the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Vaccinators say they have dispensed 7,050 doses since their last report to Wisconsinites and residents outside the state. Nearly half of them were booster shots.

DHS says 60.2% of Wisconsinites completed their vaccine series, or 3,508,579 people. That is out of 63.8% of the population who have been shot, or 3,720,825 people. DHS reports that two-thirds of women and girls in the state (66.7%) and more than 3 out of 5 men and boys (60.3%) have now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. These figures should be slightly higher, but gender was not reported on 0.4% of registrations.

Friday’s vaccinations by age group (and change since last report)

  • 5 to 11: 26.1% received vaccine (+0.0) / 22.2% completed vaccinations (+0.1)
  • 12 to 17: 60.5% received vaccine (+0.0) / 56.2% completed vaccinations (+0.0)
  • 18 to 24: 59.3% received vaccine (+0.1) / 53.4% ​​completed vaccinations (+0.0)
  • 25 to 34: 63.4% received vaccine (+0.0) / 58.6% completed vaccinations (+0.1)
  • 35 to 44: 68.8% received vaccine (+0.1) / 65.0% completed vaccinations (+0.0)
  • 45 to 54: 71.3% received vaccine (+0.0) / 68.2% completed vaccinations (+0.0)
  • 55 to 64: 77.9% received vaccine (+0.0) / 75.1% completed vaccinations (+0.0)
  • 65 and up: 85.8% received vaccine (+0.1) / 82.4% completed vaccinations (+0.0)

Friday’s vaccinations by county population (and change since last report)

County (population)
(Health Region)
% of the population
with at least 1 dose
% of the population
completed series
Brown (264,542) (NE) 65.2% (+0.1) 62.1%
Calumet (50,089) (FV) 56.6% 54.2% (+0.1)
Dodge (87,839) 52.2% 49.7%
Door (27,668) (NE) 78.4% 73.9%
Florence (4,295) (NE) 52.2% (+0.1) 49.6%
Fond du Lac (103,403) (SE) 55.5% (+0.1) 52.6% (+0.1)
Forest (9,004) 52.4% 49.5%
Green Lake (18,913) (FV) 57.2% (+0.1) 54.3% (+0.1)
Kewaunee (20,434) (NE) 52.5% (+0.1) 50.6%
Langlade (19,189) 53.7% 51.3%
Manitowoc (78,981) (NE) 60.3% 57.7%
Marinette (40,350) (NE) 53.1% 50.5%
Menominee (4,556) (FV) 79.9% 75.8% (+0.1)
Oconto (37,930) (NE) 52.7% 50.7%
Outagamie (187,885) (FV) 63.9% (+0.1) 60.8%
Shawano (40,899) (FV) 47.5% 45.5%
Sheboygan (115,340) (SE) 62.5% 59.6% (+0.1)
Waupaca (50,990) (FV) 55.3% 53.0%
Waushara (24,443) (FV) 45.8% 43.6%
Winnebago (171,907) (FV) 61.9% 58.6%
NORTHEAST REGION (474,200) (NE) 296,355 (62.4%) 282,629 (59.6%, +0.1)
FOX VALLEY REGION (549,682) (FV) 328,250 (59.7%) 312,267 (56.8%)
WISCONSIN (5,822,434) 3,720,825 (63.8%) 3,508,579 (60.2% +0.1)

To find free COVID-19 vaccination sites near you, text your zip code to 438829. Visit wbay.com/vaccine for a list of health organizations that offer vaccine shots.

FRIDAY COUNTY CASES AND DEATH TOTALS* (bold font indicates change in case or death since last report) **

Note: Michigan data will not be updated again until Wednesday, February 23, due to President’s Day on Monday.

  • Brown – 69,295 cases (+27) (368 deaths)
  • Calumet – 11,385 cases (+7) (91 deaths)
  • Dickinson (Mich.) * – 4,948 cases (+12) (84 deaths)
  • Dodge – 24,095 cases (+25) (265 deaths) (+1)
  • Door – 6,524 suitcases (+6) (48 deaths)
  • Florence – 800 cases (+1) (15 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 29,047 cases (+35) (207 deaths) (+1)
  • Forest – 2,413 cases (+1) (45 deaths)
  • Gogebic (Mich.) * – 2,692 cases (+5) (37 deaths)
  • Green Lake – 4,128 cases (49 deaths) (deaths revised -1 by state)
  • Iron (Mich.) * – 2,277 boxes (+6) (68 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 4,532 cases (+2) (38 deaths)
  • Langlade – 4,831 cases (+3) (60 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 17,106 cases (+17) (149 deaths) (+1)
  • Marinette – 9,550 cases (+11) (92 deaths)
  • Menominee (Mich.) * – 3,816 cases (+12) (59 deaths)
  • Menominee – 1,818 (+4) (13 deaths)
  • Oconto – 9,250 cases (+6) (84 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 41,882 cases (+126) (304 deaths)
  • Shawano – 9,643 cases (+11) (111 deaths) (+1)
  • Sheboygan – 29,079 cases (+16) (242 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 11,177 cases (+16) (187 deaths)
  • Waushara – 4,924 cases (+7) (63 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 43,228 cases (+69) (312 deaths) (+4)

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

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

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