Milwaukee County COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 5%
Milwaukee County COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 5%

Milwaukee County COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 5%

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County COVID-19 statistics have been drastically improved, according to data provided by Drs. Ben Weston shared on Twitter on Friday.

Weston is the Chief Health Policy Advisor for Milwaukee County. He shared several graphs Friday with detailed information on COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases, positivity rate, and vaccinations. The majority of the graphs had positive data.

The COVID-19 positivity has entered what Weston calls the “green zone” of 4.8%. Milwaukee County also sees only 100 cases of COVID-19 a day, a number we have not seen since July 2021.

Weston noted that the number of cases per day is skewed by test levels, but the trend is still encouraging.

Hospital admissions have not quite reached the bottom, but Weston says he also sees nice declines there. The number of inpatients is the lowest we have seen since the summer, according to Weston.

There is also great progress in the number of deaths in the county, with only one COVID death per day.

“Still one too many, but the fall is impressive and something to be thankful for,” Weston wrote on Twitter.

After sharing all the positive news, Weston also discussed vaccination rates, which he says are still too low.

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