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Instances climbing, CDC stories excessive ranges in 2 counties

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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) — The weekly update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Wisconsin is once again experiencing high levels of COVID-19 spread, including one county in WBAY’s view.

The CDC says, based on the impact of COVID-19 on community health and healthcare systems, community levels are high in northwestern counties Barron and Rusk. Values ​​are intermediate in Bayfield County of northern Wisconsin, La Crosse County of southwestern Wisconsin, and Columbia, Dane, and Green Lake counties. It remains low in the other 65 districts. Last week, 3 districts had medium levels and 69 low levels.

The state’s 7-day rolling average of cases rose to 1,247 cases per day from 1,205. The state is back to a level we left behind in mid-February. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) says testing has identified 1,544 new cases since the last report, the second-highest daily number in two months. Only yesterday’s number of cases was higher.

Counties in WBAY’s broader study area with the highest 7-day averages of new cases include Winnebago (41), Brown (34), Outagamie (23), Fond du Lac (20), and Sheboygan (20). But those pale in comparison to Dane County’s average of 266 cases per day and Milwaukee County’s current 229.

Nationwide, more people who get tested for COVID-19 are infected with the coronavirus. The percentage of tests that have come back positive over the past week has increased from 9.0% to 9.3%, returning to levels we last saw in mid-February when we were still on a downtrend .

The state still averages just one death per day for the past week. The death toll increased by 2, but only one death in Shawano County was within the 30-day window to be counted on average.

Thirty-six people have been hospitalized for treatment for COVID-19 since Thursday’s report. We average the state at 24 admissions per day for the past 7 days, the highest since March 29.

This afternoon we will find out how many are currently in hospital after accounting for layoffs and deaths. As of Thursday, the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) counted 203 COVID-19 patients, including 35 in intensive care units.

Hospitals in the Northeast Health Region had 20 patients for COVID-19, 3 in intensive care. Fox Valley hospitals had 14 patients, 1 of them in intensive care. As we reported yesterday, the hospitalization rate dropped to 4.25% of all known COVID-19 cases that resulted in hospitalization.

For comparison, in mid-February when we came off the Omicron wave, DHS was receiving an average of 24 death reports each day and hospitals were averaging 57 hospitalizations per day.

Vaccinations on Friday by age group

  • 5 to 11: 27.6% vaccination received/24.7% vaccinations completed
  • 12 to 17: 61.6% received vaccination/58.1% received vaccination completed/19.1% received booster vaccination
  • 18 to 24: 60.3% received vaccine/54.7% completed vaccinations/19.2% (+0.1) received a booster dose
  • 25 to 34: 64.3% received a vaccination/59.7% received a completed vaccination/25.2% received a booster dose
  • 35 to 44: 69.3% received vaccine/65.9% completed vaccinations/32.9% (+0.1) received a booster dose
  • 45 to 54: 71.7% received vaccine/68.9% completed vaccinations/37.8% (+0.1) received a booster dose
  • 55 to 64: 78.1% received one vaccination/75.6% received a completed vaccination/49.0% received a booster vaccination
  • 65 years and older: 85.4% received a vaccination/82.5% received a completed vaccination/67.5% received a booster vaccination

Vaccinations on Friday according to district population

county (population)
(health region)
% the population
with at least 1 dose
% the population
completed series
Brown (264.542) (NE) 65.7% 63.1%
Calumet (50,089) (FV) 57.0% 54.9% (+0.1)
Dodge (87,839) 52.6% 50.4%
By (27.668) (NE) 78.7% 74.7%
Florence (4,295) (NE) 52.9% 50.2%
Fond du Lac (103.403) (SE) 55.9% (+0.1) 53.4%
Forest (9,004) 52.8% 50.3%
Green Lake (18,913) (FV) 57.3% 54.7%
Kewaunee (20,434) (NE) 52.7% 51.2% (+0.1)
Long Drawer (19,189) 54.0% 51.9%
Manitowoc (78,981) (NE) 60.6% 58.4%
Marinette (40,350) (NE) 53.5% 51.2%
Menominee (4,556) (FV) 81.0% (+0.1) 77.7% (+0.2)
Oconto (37,930) (NE) 52.9% 51.2%
Outagamy (187,885) (FV) 64.4% (+0.1) 61.7%
Shawano (40,899) (FV) 47.9% 46.3%
Sheboygan (115.340) (SE) 63.0% 60.5%
Waupaca (50,990) (FV) 55.6% 53.7%
Waushara (24,443) (FV) 46.2% 44.2%
Winnebago (171.907) (FV) 62.4% 59.5%
NE REGION (474.200) (NE) 298,557 (62.9%) 286,674 (60.4%)
FOX VALLEY REGION (549.682) (FV) 330,604 (60.1%) 316,893 (57.6%)
WISCONSIN (5,822,434) 3,750,012 (64.3%) 3,560,176 (61.0%)

To find free COVID-19 vaccination centers near you, text your zip code to 438829. Visit wbay.com/vaccine for a list of health organizations offering vaccinations.

FRIDAY COUNTY CASE AND DEATH NUMBERS (bold indicates increase since last report)

Note: Michigan updates the county’s case and death totals on Wednesdays

  • Brown – 70,614 cases (+47) (425 deaths)
  • Calumet – 11,608 cases (+5) (99 deaths)
  • Dickinson (Michigan) – 5,013 cases (86 deaths)
  • Dodge – 24,612 cases (+14) (294 deaths)
  • Door – 6,627 cases (+10) (61 deaths)
  • Florence – 817 cases (16 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 29,721 cases (+27) (254 deaths)
  • Forest – 2,440 cases (+1) (48 deaths)
  • Gogebic (Mich.) – 2,747 cases (40 deaths)
  • Green Lake – 4,288 cases (+5) (54 deaths)
  • Iron (Mich.) – 2,319 cases (71 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 4,576 cases (+6) (42 deaths)
  • Langlade – 4,896 cases (+4) (73 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 17,428 cases (+11) (158 deaths)
  • Marinette – 9,713 cases (105 deaths)
  • Menominee – 1,848 (+3) (14 deaths)
  • Menominee (Mich.) – 3,953 cases (60 deaths)
  • Oconto – 9,367 cases (+7) (96 deaths)
  • Outagamia – 42,820 cases (+27) (356 deaths)
  • Shawano – 9,796 cases (+3) (128 deaths) (+1)
  • Sheboygan – 29,643 cases (+21) (267 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 11,371 cases (+2) (195 deaths)
  • Waushara – 5,037 cases (+7) (70 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 44,494 cases (+43) (332 deaths)

You can find cases and deaths for all 72 Wisconsin counties on the DHS County Data website and for Michigan counties on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 website. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Hospital Association post updates Monday through Friday. The Michigan Department of Health updates the information on Wednesdays.

** Cases and deaths are from government COVID-19 reports, which may differ from local health authority figures. Wisconsin DHS reports cases from all health departments within a county’s boundaries, including tribal, municipal, and county health departments; County websites may not. Also, health departments update their data at different times, while DHS freezes the numbers it receives at the same time each day to create the afternoon report.

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