Vaccinations, boosters reach new lows
Vaccinations, boosters reach new lows

Vaccinations, boosters reach new lows

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – After small bumps in the numbers on Wednesday, the COVID-19 polls flattened out again on Thursday and stretched across a week-long plateau.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says the state averaged 1,419 cases a day over the past week, which is right between the rolling averages of 1,415 on Tuesday and 1,422 on Wednesday. Even the daily test numbers were similar: the state reported 1,751 new cases confirmed Wednesday and 1,731 Thursday.

Eleven counties in WBAY’s larger viewing area had new cases of double-digit, eight reported single-digit growth, and the Menominee County’s total number was revised by 1.

The positivity rate, which has been 11.6%, plus or minus a few hundredths of a point in the last two weeks, was 11.6% on Thursday. This is the percentage of COVID-19 tests in the last 7 days that were positive for the COVID-19 virus.

DHS says the state has an average of 3 COVID-19 deaths a day. The rolling 7-day average is the same as Wednesday. Seven deaths have been filed with the state since its last report, and DHS says 6 of them were recent, including one death in Kewaunee County.

So far this week, DHS has received 13 death reports, which is half as many as it received last week at this time. Wisconsin has had no fewer than 30 deaths reported in a week since the week of May 15, so keep an eye on this place.

38 admissions for COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours, which is in line with our calculated 7-day average of 37.4.

Taking into account discharges and deaths Wisconsin Hospital Association says the number of patients across the country dropped Thursday to 378 in hospitals, including 61 in the intensive care unit. There are 3 fewer patients in the intensive care unit and 4 fewer people in the hospitals.

In the Northeast Health Region, there are 32 patients, 4 fewer than on Wednesday, with 6 in the intensive care unit, which is 1 patient more. The numbers at Fox Valley hospitals were unchanged: 26 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, 1 in intensive care.

Some vaccination measurements sank to new lows. Based on the latest totals from vaccinators, we calculate an average of 1,480 doses of COVID-19 administered over the past 7 days to residents of Wisconsin and outside the state, including a daily average of 692 booster shots.

The 7-day average of Wisconsinites completing their vaccine series is down to 234 per day. day, but we said over a month ago that this would happen when the number of people who got their first shot reached new lows because the second dose follows three or four weeks later. The 7-day average for people getting their first shot has risen since then, so we should not be sitting at these lows a month from now on.

An average of 596 Wisconsinites receive a booster shot every day, the first time this metric is below 600.

Thursday’s vaccinations by age group (and changes since last report)

  • 5 to 11: 28.3% received vaccine / 25.5% completed vaccinations / 0.0% received booster
  • 12 to 17: 62.1% received vaccine / 58.7% completed vaccinations / 20.9% (+0.1) received booster
  • 18 to 24: 60.8% received vaccine / 55.2% completed vaccinations / 20.0% received booster
  • 25 to 34: 64.7% received vaccine / 60.1% completed vaccinations / 25.9% received booster
  • 35 to 44: 69.5% received vaccine / 66.1% completed vaccinations / 33.6% received booster
  • 45 to 54: 71.9% received vaccine / 69.1% completed vaccinations / 38.6% received booster
  • 55 to 64: 78.2% received vaccine / 75.8% completed vaccinations / 49.9% received booster
  • 65 and up: 85.3% received vaccine / 82.6% completed vaccinations / 68.3% received booster

Thursday’s vaccinations by county population

County (population)
(Health Region)
% of the population
with at least 1 dose
% of the population
completed series
Brown (264,610) (NE) 66.0% 63.4%
Calumet (50,209) (FV) 57.1% 55.0%
Dodge (87,336) 52.8% 50.6%
Door (27,889) (NE) 79.1% 75.3%
Florence (4,298) (NE) 53.3% 50.8%
Fond du Lac (102,902) (SE) 56.1% 53.6%
Forest (8,960) 53.1% 50.6%
Green Lake (18,908) (FV) 57.6% 55.0%
Kewaunee (20,386) (NE) 52.8% 51.4%
Langlade (19,119) 54.1% 52.0%
Manitowoc (78,757) (NE) 60.8% 58.7%
Marinette (40,262) (NE) 53.7% 51.5%
Menominee (4,546) (FV) 81.5% 78.2%
Oconto (38,383) (NE) 53.1% 51.5% (+0.1)
Outagamie (188,766) (FV) 64.6% 62.0%
Shawano (40,786) (FV) 48.1% 46.6% (+0.1)
Sheboygan (115,240) (SE) 63.3% 60.8%
Waupaca (50,664) (FV) 55.7% 53.9% (+0.1)
Waushara (24,326) (FV) 46.4% 44.5%
Winnebago (171,631) (FV) 62.5% 59.8%
NORTHEAST REGION (474,585) (NE) 299,699 (63.1%) 288,188 (60.7%)
FOX VALLEY REGION (549,836) (FV) 331,622 (60.3%) 318,268 (57.9%)
WISCONSIN (5,832,655) 3,763,919 (64.5%) 3,578,982 (61.4%)

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.

THURSDAY’S COUNTY CASES AND DEATH TOTALS * (bold) indicates change since last report)

  • Brown – 73,988 cases (+60) (428 deaths)
  • Calumet – 12,078 cases (+18) (100 deaths)
  • Dickinson (Mich.) ** – 5,219 cases (91 deaths)
  • Dodge – 25,444 cases (+12) (294 deaths)
  • Door – 7,017 boxes (+10) (61 deaths)
  • Florence – 843 cases (+1) (17 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 31,149 cases (+31) (263 deaths)
  • Forest – 2,570 cases (+3) (48 deaths)
  • Gogebic (Mich.) ** – 2,899 cases (40 deaths)
  • Green Lake – 4,544 cases (+6) (55 deaths)
  • Iron (Mich.) ** – 2,441 cases (71 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 4,726 cases (+2) (43 deaths) (+1) *
  • Langlade – 5,224 cases (+7) (75 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 18,316 cases (+26) (162 deaths)
  • Marinette – 10,142 cases (+12) (110 deaths)
  • Menominee – 1,960 cases (cases revised -1 by state) (15 deaths)
  • Menominee (Mich.) ** – 4,125 cases (61 deaths)
  • Oconto – 9,606 cases (+3) (97 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 44,816 cases (+47) (363 deaths)
  • Shawano – 10,334 cases (+4) (131 deaths)
  • Sheboygan – 31,140 cases (+20) (273 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 11,946 cases (+11) (200 deaths)
  • Waushara – 5,265 cases (+1) (70 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 47,045 cases (+29) (339 deaths)

* You can find cases and deaths for all 72 Wisconsin counties at DHS County Data Website and for Michigan counties on Michigan Department of Health COVID-19 website.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Hospital Association release updates Monday through Friday. The Michigan Department of Health updates county information on Tuesday.

Cases and deaths stem 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, whereas DHS freezes the numbers it receives at the same time each day to prepare the afternoon report.

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