The virus spread “high” in more counties


MADISON, Wisconsin (WBAY) – There are no longer any counties where the spread of the COVID-19 virus is as small as it was in Forest and Menominee counties a week ago. The Wisconsin Department of Health says 16 counties have seen a moderate spread of the virus in the last 14 days. There was a large distribution in the other 56 counties compared to 52 a week ago. The state reports a burden of 107 coronary heart disease cases per 100,000 population, an increase of 22% from two weeks.

Sixty-three counties did not see any significant changes in the number of cases since two weeks ago. Only one county, Pepin, sees fewer cases. Eight counties saw a growing number of cases; most are in the southeastern part of the state but the list includes Brown County.

Widespread: Brown, Calumet, Dodge, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waushara, Winnebago

Moderate distribution: Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano, Waupaca

Although coronary heart disease cases across the country are on the rise, local numbers remained low on Wednesday.

The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene says that omicron remains the dominant variety in Wisconsin, as it has been for 13 weeks. This is a highly contagious but usually milder mutation in the COVID-19 virus that caused a record increase in cases in January.

The state confirmed 588 new COVID-19 cases, the most since March 1 and only the second time in the last 30 days this number was over 500. The average of seven days increased from 401 to 412 cases per day. Four of the 20 Wisconsin counties we are monitoring counties did not report any new incidents last day; 13 had the same number, most adding only 1 or 2 cases; The counties of Brown, Fond du Lac and Outagamie were low.

The number of hospital admissions nationwide is decreasing. Sixteen people were hospitalized in the last 24 hours, with the second lowest number of admissions on a working day since June 16 last year (the state does not update figures on weekends and we will not count days with revision). According to our estimates, the 7-day average falls between 9 and 10 hospital admissions per day. This is another new low for our 7 day average that goes back to the beginning of our assessment in April, 2020.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) announced 144 COVID-19 patients in hospitals on Wednesday, a decrease of 13 patients after taking into account discharges and deaths. Twenty-eight of these patients are in the intensive care unit, two more than the day before. Hospitals in the north-east area of ​​the health care center care for 14 patients, 2 in the intensive care unit – 1 fewer in the intensive care unit and 5 fewer in the hospital. Fox Valley Hospitals has 4 patients with COVID-19, 1 in the intensive care unit, the same number as in the past two days.

The disc moved the proportion of the state population that received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, now 64.2%, or 3,741,972 people. DHS reports that 60.8% of the population (3,545,794 people) had completed their vaccination series, including 33.6% of Wisconsin residents who also received a booster dose (1,959,000 people).

Vaccinators have now given more than 9.4 million (9,400,888) doses of COVID-19 vaccine as their first, second or stimulant shot since mid-December 2020, although vaccinations are still at an all-time low.

Wednesday vaccinations by age group (and change from last report)

  • 5 to 11: 27.2% received the vaccine / 24.3% completed the vaccination
  • 12 to 17: 61.3% received the vaccine / 57.7% completed the vaccination
  • 18 to 24: 60.0% received the vaccine / 54.4% completed the vaccination
  • 25 to 34: 64.1% (+0.1) received the vaccine / 59.4% completed the vaccination
  • 35 to 44: 69.2% received the vaccine / 65.6% completed the vaccination
  • 45 to 54: 71.6% received the vaccine / 68.7% completed the vaccination
  • 55 to 64: 78.0% received the vaccine / 75.4% completed the vaccination
  • 65 and older: 85.5% received the vaccine / 82.3% completed the vaccination

Vaccinations on Wednesday by number of counties

County (population)
(Health area)
% of population
with at least 1 dose
% of population
completed series
Brown (264,542) (NE) 65.6% 62.9% (+0.1)
Calumet (50,089) (FV) 56.9% 54.7%
Dodge (87,839) 52.5% 50.2%
By (27,668) (NE) 78.6% 74.4%
Florence (4,295) (NE) 52.7% 50.0%
Fond du Lac (103,403) (SE) 55.8% (+0.1) 53.2%
Forest (9,004) 52.6% (-0.1) 50.0%
Green Lake (18,913) (FV) 57.3% 54.6%
Kewaunee (20,434) (NE) 52.6% 51.0%
Langlade (19,189) 53.8% 51.6%
Manitowoc (78,981) (NE) 60.5% 58.2%
Marinette (40,350) (NE) 53.3% 50.9%
Menominee (4,556) (FV) 80.5% 76.7%
Oconto (37,930) (NE) 52.9% 51.0%
Outagamie (187,885) (FV) 64.2% 61.4%
Shawano (40,899) (FV) 47.9% 46.1%
Sheboygan (115,340) (SE) 62.9% 60.3%
Waupaca (50,990) (FV) 55.5% 53.5% (+0.1)
Waushara (24,443) (FV) 46.1% (+0.1) 44.0%
Winnebago (171,907) (FV) 62.2% 59.2%
NORTHEAST FLOOR (474,200) (NE) 298,000 (62.8%) 285,584 (60.2%)
FOX VALLEY AREA (549,682) (FV) 329,984 (60.0%) 315,523 (57.4%)
WISCONSIN (5,822,434) 3,741,972 (64.2%, +0.2) 3,545,794 (60.8%)

To find a free COVID-19 vaccination site near you, send an email with your zip code to 438829. Visit wbay.com/vaccine for a list of health care providers that offer vaccinations.

WEDNESDAY AFFAIRS AND DEATH SITUATION (bold indicates an increase from the last report)

Note: As of this week, Michigan only updates county cases and deaths on Wednesdays.

  • Brown – 70,002 holster (+17) (421 deaths)
  • Calumet – 11,511 cases (+2) (99 deaths)
  • Dickinson (Mich.) – 4,984 cases (cases reviewed -1 by state) (86 deaths)
  • Dodge – 24,473 cases (+6) (293 deaths)
  • Door – 6,581 holster (+1) (61 deaths)
  • Florence – 813 cases (+2) (16 deaths)
  • The bottom of the lake – 29,386 squares (+10) (252 deaths)
  • Forest – 2,427 cases (47 deaths)
  • Gogebic (Mich.) – 2,732 cases (+2) (40 deaths)
  • Green Lake – 4,193 cases (+2) (54 deaths)
  • Iron (Mich.) – 2,310 cases (71 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 4,550 cases (+1) (42 deaths)
  • Langlade – 4,873 cases (72 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 17,273 cases (+2) (158 deaths)
  • Marinette – 9,658 cases (+1) (104 deaths)
  • Menominee – 1,846 (+1) (14 deaths)
  • Menominee (Mich.) – 3,941 cases (60 deaths)
  • Oconto – 9,314 cases (96 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 42,371 cases (+17) (353 deaths)
  • Shawano – 9,737 cases (+3) (127 deaths)
  • Sheboygan – 29,365 cases (+1) (263 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 11,317 cases (+2) (194 deaths)
  • Waushara – 4,982 cases (70 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 43,839 cases (+7) (332 deaths)

You can find cases and deaths for all 72 Wisconsin counties in the area DHS County Data website and for Michigan counties Michigan Department of Health Homepage COVID-19. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Hospital Association publish updates Monday through Friday. The Michigan Department of Health updates information on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

** Cases and deaths are from COVID-19 state reports, which may differ from local health department numbers. Wisconsin DHS reports cases from all health departments within the county boundaries, including tribal, local, and county health departments; county websites may not. Public health departments also update their data at various times, but DHS freezes the numbers it receives at the same time each day to compile the afternoon report.

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