Wisconsin COVID-19 deaths fall to a 3-month low
Wisconsin COVID-19 deaths fall to a 3-month low

Wisconsin COVID-19 deaths fall to a 3-month low

MADISON, Wisconsin (WBAY) – Wisconsin’s COVID-19 measurements continue to fall after falling to levels before rising last week.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says 1,217 new cases were identified in the latest test results, helping bring the state’s 7-day average down from 1,941 to 1,828 cases a day. This is the lowest average since the end of October. The positivity rate decreased to a 7-day average of 9.5% of all results. This is the percentage of all tests that were positive for the COVID-19 virus.

DHS estimates Wisconsin averages 13 COVID-19 deaths each day in the past week, the lowest 7-day average in three months. The rolling average was 18 a day ago. 34 people were added to the state’s death toll since the state’s last report. DHS says 15 of these deaths occurred more than a month ago, so they are not counted in the average. (Even if you count them, we calculate that the state received an average of 27 death reports every day, a minimum of 2 months.)

The state report on cases and deaths after county is delayed. We are keeping an eye on this data being published.

Admissions took a leap Tuesday, but that may be a correction. As we reported on Monday, the cumulative number of admissions was 262 lower than on Friday. On Tuesday, the total number increased by 468. Find out the difference, and 206 admissions are comparable to what we have seen in recent weeks. It keeps the hospitalization rate at 4.24% of all COVID-19 cases as it was on Friday, and the 7-day average is 70 people hospitalized every day, in line with the average of 68 hospitalizations per day. day friday. Still, the last two days of hospitalization data need a star next to them.

Monday the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) reported that 884 people in hospitals receive COVID-19 treatment, of which 171 are in intensive care. They are the fewest COVID-19 patients in intensive care units for six months and the fewest COVID-19 patients in hospitals at one time since the end of August. Hospitals in the Northeast Health Region had 112 of these patients, 25 in the intensive care unit. Fox Valley hospitals treated 56 patients, 10 in the intensive care unit.

We anticipate the release of the monthly comparison of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths involving individuals who were vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who were unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated. The report will show how the highly contagious omicron variant affected both groups. The variant’s symptoms were generally milder than the delta variant, but Wisconsin experienced higher hospitalizations and deaths due to the large number of infections.

DHS releases these comparisons after the second week of each month to allow for data delay and ensure that the comparisons use the most complete data. Last month, for reference, people who were not vaccinated were 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19, 10 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 14 times more likely to die from the disease.

Vaccinations

The Department of Health Services again reports issues that delay the vaccination data. This report will be updated.

As of Monday, the state reported that 67.5% of Wisconsinites received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including 63.6% of the population who completed their vaccine series. We were on the verge of 3.5 million Wisconsinites (3,499,856) who could be called fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations by age group

  • 5 to 11: 25.9% received vaccine / 21.8% completed vaccinations
  • 12 to 17: 60.3% received vaccine / 56.0% completed vaccinations
  • 18 to 24: 59.2% received vaccine / 53.3% completed vaccinations
  • 25 to 34: 63.3% received vaccine / 58.4% completed vaccinations
  • 35 to 44: 68.7% received vaccine / 64.9% completed vaccinations
  • 45 to 54: 71.2% received vaccine / 68.1% completed vaccinations
  • 55 to 64: 77.8% received vaccine / 75.0% completed vaccinations
  • 65 and up: 85.7% received vaccine / 82.4% completed vaccinations

Vaccinations by county population

County (population)
(Health Region)
% of the population
with at least 1 dose
% of the population
completed series
Brown (264,542) (NE) 69.3% 65.9%
Calumet (50,089) (FV) 59.6% 57.0%
Dodge (87,839) 54.7% 51.9%
Door (27,668) (NE) 81.5% 76.8%
Florence (4,295) (NE) 53.9% 51.3%
Fond du Lac (103,403) (SE) 58.5% 55.3%
Forest (9,004) 55.5% 52.4%
Green Lake (18,913) (FV) 60.5% 57.4%
Kewaunee (20,434) (NE) 55.2% 53.2%
Langlade (19,189) 56.5% 54.0%
Manitowoc (78,981) (NE) 63.4% 60.6%
Marinette (40,350) (NE) 55.7% 52.9%
Menominee (4,556) (FV) 87.8% 83.1%
Oconto (37,930) (NE) 55.5% 53.3%
Outagamie (187,885) (FV) 67.9% 64.6%
Shawano (40,899) (FV) 50.2% 48.0%
Sheboygan (115,340) (SE) 66.0% 62.8%
Waupaca (50,990) (FV) 58.3% 55.7%
Waushara (24,443) (FV) 47.8% 45.5%
Winnebago (171,907) (FV) 65.4% 61.9%
NORTHEAST REGION (474,200) (NE) 295,886 (66.0%) 281,922 (62.9%)
FOX VALLEY REGION (549,682) (FV) 327,880 (63.1%) 311,662 (60.0%)
WISCONSIN (5,822,434) 3,715,935 (67.5%) 3,499,856 (63.6%)

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.

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

Wisconsin’s update was delayed Tuesday. Michigan will not release updates on Tuesday.

  • Brown – 69,130 ​​cases (364 deaths)
  • Calumet – 11,344 cases (91 deaths)
  • Dickinson (Mich.) * – 4,928 cases (82 deaths)
  • Dodge – 23,988 cases (259 deaths)
  • Door – 6,506 cases (48 deaths)
  • Florence – 794 cases (15 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 28,918 cases (206 deaths)
  • Forest – 2,398 cases (43 deaths)
  • Gogebic (Mich.) * – 2,678 cases (36 deaths)
  • Green Lake – 4,103 cases (50 deaths)
  • Iron (Mich.) * – 2,263 cases (68 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 4,526 cases (38 deaths)
  • Langlade – 4,822 cases (60 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 17,060 cases (148 deaths)
  • Marinette – 9,513 cases (90 deaths)
  • Menominee (Mich.) * – 3,797 cases (59 deaths)
  • Menominee – 1,811 (13 deaths)
  • Oconto – 9,221 cases (82 deaths)
  • Outagamia – 41,637 cases (300 deaths)
  • Shawano – 9,615 cases (110 deaths)
  • Sheboygan – 29,000 cases (237 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 11,119 cases (185 deaths)
  • Waushara – 4,902 cases (63 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 43,007 (308 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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