The 7-day average is approaching 1,000 a day
The 7-day average is approaching 1,000 a day

The 7-day average is approaching 1,000 a day

MADISON, Wisconsin (WBAY) – The spread of COVID-19 is falling closer to 1,000 cases a day in Wisconsin. The Department of Health Services (DHS) reports that the 7-day average is down to 1,073 cases a day from an average of 1,135 yesterday. DHS says tests have identified 820 new cases over the past 24 hours. The state has, on average, had fewer than 1,000 cases a day over the past 4 days. The last 7-day average was below 1,000 was on August 4, 2021, so keep an eye on this field. It is noteworthy that 4 of the 20 counties we follow did not have new cases and 11 had a single-digit increase.

Day-to-day numbers for hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 were higher, but even those numbers remain relatively low after the omicron rise just a month ago. DHS figures show that 21 deaths were submitted to the state, for a total of 11,760 deaths in Wisconsin since the pandemic began. Seventeen of the 21 deaths occurred within the last 30 days. In our area, Shawano County reported two deaths, Waupaca County reported 1.

Figures also show that 98 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19, mostly in a 24-hour period of eight days. However, hospital admissions have been below 100 for a week now for the first time since July last year. According to our calculations, the average is 54 COVID-19 admissions per day, the lowest 7-day average since August last year.

The latest patient numbers available from Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) says there were 689 COVID-19 patients in state hospitals yesterday, including 138 in intensive care units. 73 patients were in hospitals in the Northeast Health Region, of which 12 were in the intensive care unit. Fox Valley hospitals treated 51 COVID-19 patients, including 9 in the intensive care unit.

Vaccinations

Fewer than 1,000 Wisconsinites began vaccinating against COVID-19 since the last report. DHS shows an increase of 871 inhabitants who get at least one shot. The number of Wisconsinites completing their vaccine series increased by 1,388.

The percentage of Wisconsin’s population who received the vaccine and completed their vaccine series remained the same at 63.8% and 60.2%, respectively. Vaccinations are at the lowest level since the week when vaccinations began in late 2020, and you will remember how limited access to the vaccine was at the time.

Nine of the 20 counties we follow in WBAY’s wider viewing area counteracted this trend with increases in the percentage of their residents who received their first vaccine, completed vaccinations, or both.

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

  • 5 to 11: 26.2% received vaccine (+0.0) / 22.5% completed vaccinations (+0.1)
  • 12 to 17: 60.6% received vaccine (+0.0) / 56.4% completed vaccinations (+0.0)
  • 18 to 24: 59.3% received vaccine (+0.0) / 53.6% completed vaccinations (+0.1)
  • 25 to 34: 63.5% received vaccine (+0.0) / 58.7% completed vaccinations (+0.1)
  • 35 to 44: 68.8% received vaccine (+0.0) / 65.1% 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: 85.7% received vaccine (-0.1) / 82.4% completed vaccinations (+0.0)

Tuesday’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% 62.2%
Calumet (50,089) (FV) 56.7% (+0.1) 54.2%
Dodge (87,839) 52.3% 49.8%
Door (27,668) (NE) 78.4% 74.0% (+0.1)
Florence (4,295) (NE) 52.2% (+0.1) 49.7% (+0.1)
Fond du Lac (103,403) (SE) 55.5% 52.7% (+0.1)
Forest (9,004) 52.4% 49.5%
Green Lake (18,913) (FV) 57.2% 54.3%
Kewaunee (20,434) (NE) 52.5% 50.7%
Langlade (19,189) 53.7% (-0.1) 51.4% (+0.1)
Manitowoc (78,981) (NE) 60.3% 57.7%
Marinette (40,350) (NE) 53.1% 50.6%
Menominee (4,556) (FV) 79.9% 75.7%
Oconto (37,930) (NE) 52.7% 50.7%
Outagamie (187,885) (FV) 63.9% 60.9% (+0.1)
Shawano (40,899) (FV) 47.6% 45.6%
Sheboygan (115,340) (SE) 62.5% 59.7% (+0.1)
Waupaca (50,990) (FV) 55.3% 53.1% (+0.1)
Waushara (24,443) (FV) 45.8% 43.7% (+0.1)
Winnebago (171,907) (FV) 61.9% 58.7%
NORTHEAST REGION (474,200) (NE) 296,474 (62.5%) 282,937 (59.6%)
FOX VALLEY REGION (549,682) (FV) 328,365 (59.7%) 312,652 (56.9%, +0.1)
WISCONSIN (5,822,434) 3,722,878 (63.8%) 3,513,043 (60.2%)

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

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

  • Brown – 69,399 cases (+40) (368 deaths)
  • Calumet – 11,404 cases (+3) (91 deaths)
  • Dickinson (Mich.) * – 4,948 cases (84 deaths)
  • Dodge – 24,129 cases (+9) (265 deaths)
  • Door – 6,530 cases (49 deaths)
  • Florence – 800 cases (15 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 29,101 cases (+54) (209 deaths) (+2)
  • Forest – 2,417 cases (45 deaths)
  • Gogebic (Mich.) * – 2,692 cases (37 deaths)
  • Green Lake – 4,140 cases (+3) (49 deaths)
  • Iron (Mich.) * – 2,277 cases (68 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 4,540 cases (38 deaths)
  • Langlade – 4,842 cases (+2) (60 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 17,123 cases (+2) (149 deaths)
  • Marinette – 9,570 cases (+4) (92 deaths)
  • Menominee (Mich.) * – 3,816 cases (59 deaths)
  • Menominee – 1,823 (+1) (13 deaths)
  • Oconto – 9,266 cases (+5) (84 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 41,957 cases (+14) (304 deaths)
  • Shawano – 9,666 cases (+7) (114 deaths) (+2)
  • Sheboygan – 29,140 cases (+12) (242 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 11,205 cases (+9) (188 deaths) (+1)
  • Waushara – 4,931 cases (+4) (63 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 43,301 cases (+17) (312 deaths)

* 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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