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Wisconsin reaches 3.5 million “shots in the arm” milestone, fewer than 600 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Sunday

Published: Apr. 11, 2021 at 2:48 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – State health officials reported another 569 new COVID-19 cases Sunday as the state hit a vaccination milestone.

The latest vaccination numbers from the Department of Health Services (DHS) show as of Sunday, the state has administered more than 3.5 million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the DHS, 3,526,847 “shots in the arm” have been given to both Wisconsin and non-Wisconsin residents, an increase of 55,257 from Saturday’s report. The state is currently averaging 60,410 shots in the arm per day.

Health officials say 2,168,966 Wisconsin residents, or 37.3% of the state’s population, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a one-day increase of 35,746 doses. In that metric, the state is averaging 33,644 residents receiving a dose per day.

Meanwhile, the state says out of those people, 1,416,082 Wisconsin residents have completed their vaccination regimen with two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That’s an increase of 29,375 people from Saturday. The DHS says 24.3% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and is averaging 40,796 people completing the vaccine series per day.

Vaccinations by percentage of age group:

  • 16-17: 12.5% have received a dose/1.9% completed
  • 18-24: 23.7% have received a dose/11.6% completed
  • 25-34: 31.4% have received a dose/17.3% completed
  • 35-44: 38.9% have received a dose/21.6% completed
  • 45-54: 40.9% have received a dose/22.1% completed
  • 55-64: 51.2% have received a dose/24.6% completed
  • 65+: 78.4% have received a dose/69.5% completed

County vaccination numbers are listed below.

The state received 4,492 results for people being tested for the first time or testing positive, and 12.67% were positive. The remaining 3,923 tests were negative. The positivity rate’s 7-day average for all testing dipped from 3.8% to 3.7% of all tests after days of rising.

Meanwhile, the 569 new cases lowered the seven day case average from 778 to 776.

The DHS says 21 more people were hospitalized for COVID-19 within the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people ever hospitalized to 28,140, or 4.8% of all confirmed cases. The state is averaging 53 hospitalizations per day.

Since cases began being recorded, the state says 585,308 people have tested positive for the virus in Wisconsin. Out of those, 569,822 people are considered recovered. Another 8,565 people, or 1.5% of all confirmed cases, are considered active.

State health officials say one more person died from COVID-19 related complications since Saturday, bringing Wisconsin’s death toll to 6,677. That’s 1.14% of all known cases in the state. Wisconsin’s seven day death average is now at 5 per day.

County-by-county case and death updates will be listed below.

SUNDAY’S COUNTY VACCINATION TOTALS

County (Population)Received at least 1 dose (% of pop.)Completed (% of pop.)
Brown (264,542) (NE)98,947 (37.4%)65,880 (24.9%)
Calumet (50,089) (FV)16,772 (33.5%)11,346 (22.7%)
Dodge (87,839)26,243 (29.9%)18,052 (20.6%)
Door (27,668) (NE)15,054 (54.4%)9,514 (34.4%)
Fond du Lac (103,403) (FV)33,797 (32.7%)25,531 (24.7%)
Forest (9,004)3,156 (35.1%)2,439 (27.1%)
Florence (4,295) (NE)1,480 (34.5%)1,218 (28.4%)
Green Lake (18,913) (FV)6,428 (34.0%)5,005 (26.5%)
Kewaunee (20,434) (NE)6,685 (32.7%)4,770 (23.3%)
Manitowoc (78,981) (NE)29,268 (37.1%)19,743 (25.0%)
Marinette (40,350) (NE)12,945 (32.1%)8,973 (22.2%)
Menominee (4,556) (FV)1,905 (41.8%)1,641 (36.0%)
Oconto (37,930) (NE)12,607 (33.2%)9,090 (24.0%)
Outagamie (187,885) (FV)66,919 (35.6%)43,776 (23.3%)
Shawano (40,899) (FV)11,619 (28.4%)8,570 (21.0%)
Sheboygan (115,340)42,241 (36.6%)26,421 (22.9%)
Waupaca (50,990) (FV)16,187 (31.7%)11,793 (23.1%)
Waushara (24,443) (FV)6,737 (27.6%)5,264 (21.5%)
Winnebago (171,907) (FV)59,503 (34.6%)42,106 (24.5%)
NORTHEAST REGION (NE)176,986 (37.3%)119,188 (25.1%)
FOX VALLEY REGION (FV)186,070 (33.9%)129,501 (23.6%)
WISCONSIN (5,822,434)2,168,966 (37.3%)1,376,675 (24.3%)

CLICK HERE for details on the current COVID-19 vaccine eligibility requirements

CLICK HERE to track vaccine data in Wisconsin

CLICK HERE for the First Alert Vaccine Team’s guide to vaccine clinics and vaccinators, including phone numbers and websites to make appointments and information on free rides to appointments.

HOSPITAL READINESS

The latest numbers from the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) show there are 288 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 care, including 72 in the ICU across all 136 Wisconsin hospitals.

The WHA says the Fox Valley region’s 13 hospitals are treating 25 COVID-19 patients and 7 of them are in ICU.

The 10 Northeast hospitals are treating 23 COVID-19 patients, with 4 in the ICU.

For hospital readiness, the WHA reports the state’s 136 hospitals have a total 312 ICU beds open, which is 21.28% of the state’s ICU beds. There are a total 2,210 hospital beds available -- ICU, intermediate care, medical surgical and negative-flow isolation -- which is 19.77% of the state’s supply.

Fox Valley region hospitals have just 4 ICU beds open (3.84%) and 75 of all hospital bed types (27.08%).

Northeast region hospitals have 35 ICU beds (16.90%) and 220 of all bed types (23.01%) available.

These beds are for all patients, not just COVID-19. We use terms like “available” and “open,” but a hospital can only put a patient in a bed if it has the staff to care for them, including doctors, nurses and food services.

SUNDAY’S COUNTY CASE AND DEATH TOTALS (counties with new cases or deaths are indicated in bold) *

Wisconsin

  • Adams – 1,661 cases (+1) (10 deaths)
  • Ashland – 1,216 cases (State revised, decrease of 1) (16 deaths)
  • Barron – 5,602 cases (+10) (76 deaths)
  • Bayfield - 1,116 cases (19 deaths)
  • Brown – 30,965 cases (+4) (234 deaths)
  • Buffalo – 1,329 cases (State revised, decrease of 1) (7 deaths)
  • Burnett – 1,271 cases (+2) (21 deaths)
  • Calumet – 5,668 (+4) (46 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 7,222 cases (94 deaths)
  • Clark – 3,181 cases (+1) (58 deaths)
  • Columbia – 5,252 cases (+7) (56 deaths)
  • Crawford – 1,690 cases (+2) (17 deaths)
  • Dane – 42,010 (+106) (290 deaths)
  • Dodge – 11,622 cases (+4) (161 deaths)
  • Door – 2,551 cases (+5) (21 deaths)
  • Douglas – 3,849 cases (+9) (32 deaths)
  • Dunn – 4,504 cases (+10) (31 deaths)
  • Eau Claire – 11,336 cases (+7) (105 deaths)
  • Florence - 434 cases (12 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 12,155 cases (105 deaths)
  • Forest - 942 cases (23 deaths)
  • Grant – 4,795 cases (+2) (84 deaths)
  • Green – 3,416 cases (+2) (17 deaths)
  • Green Lake - 1,550 cases (19 deaths)
  • Iowa - 1,969 cases (10 deaths)
  • Iron - 570 cases (21 deaths)
  • Jackson - 2,591 cases (+2) (26 deaths)
  • Jefferson – 8,156 cases (106 deaths)
  • Juneau - 3,048 cases (State revised, decrease of 1) (21 deaths)
  • Kenosha – 15,131 cases (+4) (304 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 2,317 cases (+1) (26 deaths)
  • La Crosse – 12,515 cases (+4) (80 deaths)
  • Lafayette - 1,527 cases (+5) (7 deaths)
  • Langlade - 1,952 cases (32 deaths)
  • Lincoln – 2,995 cases (+1) (60 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 7,393 cases (69 deaths)
  • Marathon – 14,126 cases (+31) (184 deaths)
  • Marinette - 4,025 cases (65 deaths)
  • Marquette – 1,351 cases (+5) (21 deaths)
  • Menominee - 792 cases (11 deaths)
  • Milwaukee – 102,325 (+138) (1,270 deaths) (+1)
  • Monroe – 4,405 cases (37 deaths)
  • Oconto – 4,331 cases (+2) (49 deaths)
  • Oneida - 3,539 cases (+4) (68 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 20,171 cases (+20) (201 deaths)
  • Ozaukee – 7,981 cases (+13) (83 deaths)
  • Pepin – 823 cases (7 deaths)
  • Pierce – 3,702 cases (+4) (35 deaths)
  • Polk – 4,129 cases (43 deaths)
  • Portage – 6,600 cases (+10) (67 deaths)
  • Price – 1,193 cases (7 deaths)
  • Racine – 20,914 cases (+17) (336 deaths)
  • Richland - 1,283 cases (15 deaths)
  • Rock – 15,098 cases (+40) (167 deaths)
  • Rusk - 1,274 cases (16 deaths)
  • Sauk – 5,592 cases (+5) (45 deaths)
  • Sawyer - 1,589 cases (+2) (23 deaths)
  • Shawano – 4,645 cases (69 deaths)
  • Sheboygan – 13,438 cases (+8) (134 deaths)
  • St. Croix – 7,079 cases (+21) (49 deaths)
  • Taylor - 1,841 cases (+1) (24 deaths)
  • Trempealeau – 3,484 cases (39 deaths)
  • Vernon – 1,891 cases (+1) (38 deaths)
  • Vilas - 2,205 cases (+2) (39 deaths)
  • Walworth – 9,191 cases (+2) (136 deaths)
  • Washburn – 1,384 cases (+10) (18 deaths)
  • Washington – 14,284 cases (+12) (144 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 42,661 cases (State revised, decrease of 2) (506 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 4,815 cases (+10) (116 deaths)
  • Waushara – 2,128 cases (State revised, decrease of 1) (32 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 17,688 cases (+5) (190 deaths)
  • Wood – 6,830 cases (+19) (77 deaths)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula**

  • Alger - 295 cases (1 death)
  • Baraga - 524 cases (33 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 918 cases (26 deaths)
  • Delta – 2,913 cases (68 deaths)
  • Dickinson - 2,247 cases (55 deaths)
  • Gogebic - 982 cases (22 deaths)
  • Houghton – 2,341 cases (32 deaths)
  • Iron – 893 cases (42 deaths)
  • Keweenaw – 131 cases (1 death)
  • Luce – 150 cases
  • Mackinac - 347 cases (3 deaths)
  • Marquette - 3,792 cases (55 deaths)
  • Menominee - 1,674 cases (39 deaths)
  • Ontonagon – 380 cases (20 deaths)
  • Schoolcraft - 272 cases (4 deaths)

* Cases and deaths are from the daily DHS COVID-19 reports, which may differ from local health department numbers. The DHS reports cases from all health departments within a county’s boundaries, including tribal, municipal and county health departments; county websites may not. Also, public health departments update their data at various times, whereas the DHS freezes the numbers it receives by the same time every day to compile the afternoon report.

**The state of Michigan does not update numbers on Sundays. Monday’s numbers include updates since Saturday’s reporting deadline.

CDC GUIDANCE ON GATHERINGS

The Centers for Disease Control have announced that fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing.

The CDC’s recommendations also say vaccinated people can come together in the same way – in a single household -- with people considered at low-risk for severe disease, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy children and grandchildren.

The CDC is continuing to recommend that fully vaccinated people still wear well-fitted masks, avoid large gatherings, and physically distance themselves from others when out in public. The CDC also advised vaccinated people to get tested if they develop symptoms that could be related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 TRACING APP

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 tracing app, “Wisconsin Exposure Notification,” is available for iOS and Android smartphones. No download is required for iPhones. The Android app is available on Google Play. When two phones with the app (and presumably their owners) are close enough, for long enough, they’ll anonymously share a random string of numbers via Bluetooth. If someone tests positive for the coronavirus, they’ll receive a code to type into the app. If your phones “pinged” each other in the last 14 days, you’ll receive a push notification that you are at risk of exposure. The app doesn’t collect personal information or location information, so you won’t know from whom or where, but you will be told what day the exposure might have occurred so that you can quarantine for the appropriate amount of time.

SYMPTOMS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified these as possible symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

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