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More than 1 in 100 kids 12-to-15 already have COVID-19 shot

4.8 million doses have been administered since December 13
Published: May. 14, 2021 at 1:59 PM CDT|Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 4:04 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – More than 1 out of 100 children (1.2%) age 12 to 15 has already received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) added those numbers to its daily report Friday. That’s 3,456 children, and we know these may be under-reported as vaccinators’ reports are still coming in to the state since vaccinations just opened up to this age group on Thursday.

Advocate Aurora, for one, says it vaccinated 1,276 kids 12 to 17 years old on Thursday and has 2,955 appointments for this age group already scheduled through Sunday. Note that their numbers include 16- and 17-year-olds, who were eligible for vaccination since April 5. It will be 3 weeks before 12- to 15-year-olds get their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only one approved for their age.

So far, 44.9% of all Wisconsin residents received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine -- 2,616,859 people -- and 38.9% have completed their vaccination regimen -- 2,263,607 people.

Vaccinations are now approved for 86% of the state’s population (children under 12 account for the rest).

Vaccinations by age group:

  • 12-15: 1.2% received a dose/0.0% completed
  • 16-17: 27.7% received a dose/18.6% completed
  • 18-24: 34.7% received a dose/26.8% completed
  • 25-34: 41.1% received a dose/33.6% completed
  • 35-44: 49.4% received a dose/41.3% completed
  • 45-54: 51.7% received a dose/43.5% completed
  • 55-64: 62.7% received a dose/54.0% completed
  • 65+: 82.7% received a dose/77.8% completed

Vaccinations by gender:

  • Female: 48.3% received a dose/42.4% completed
  • Male: 41.0% received a dose/34.9% completed

Vaccinators have administered more than 4.8 million doses (4,817,417) since December 13. Vaccination totals in WBAY’s viewing area are listed in a table below.

Cases and Deaths

More than 3.5 million people in Wisconsin have been tested at least once for the COVID-19 virus since February 5, 2020. The state reported 4,138 test results came back on people who were never tested or never tested positive before, and 513 came back positive for people in 65 counties.

After three days in double digits, the death toll only had a net gain of 1 on Friday, to 6,954 lives lost. Deaths were reported in Florence, St. Croix and Waukesha counties, but adjustments were made in Marinette and Rock counties. County case and death totals are being updated later in this article. Wisconsin is averaging 10 deaths per day from COVID-19, down from 11 Thursday, but the death rate remains 1.15% of all cases.

Those new cases are falling, too. The 7-day average is now down to 444 per day, the lowest since late March. The 513 new cases on Friday is higher than the average, but the positivity rate -- the percentage of all tests coming back positive, including people tested multiple times -- held steady at 3.0% in the rolling, seven-day average.

Wisconsin hospitals reported 65 more COVID-19 patients were admitted since Thursday morning. Five percent of all coronavirus cases have resulted in hospitalization. The state is averaging 56 hospital admissions a day.

The percentage of cases which are still active -- that is, diagnosed in the past 30 days and not medically cleared -- slipped to 1.2% of all cases. This doesn’t include the so-called “long haulers” who are considered recovered but may feel lingering effects from their infection, such as fatigue or “brain fog.”

Since February 5, 2020, the DHS reports 3,503,761 people were tested in Wisconsin at least once for the coronavirus. Out of these:

  • 605,376 tested positive for the COVID-19 virus
  • 30,124 were hospitalized (5.0%)
  • 6,954 died (1.15%)
  • 590,678 are considered recovered (97.6%)
  • 7,478 are active cases (1.2%)

FRIDAY’S COUNTY VACCINATION TOTALS

County (Population + Health region)Received at least 1 dose (% of pop.)Completed (% of pop.)
Brown (264,542) (NE)116,984 (44.2%)105,575 (39.9%)
Calumet (50,089) (FV)20,119 (40.2%)17,596 (35.1%)
Dodge (87,839)31,683 (36.1%)27,772 (31.6%)
Door (27,668) (NE)16,846 (60.9%)15,538 (56.2%)
Fond du Lac (103,403) (SE)39,685 (38.4%)35,173 (34.0%)
Forest (9,004)3,544 (39.4%)3,290 (36.5%)
Florence (4,295) (NE)1,744 (40.6%)1,610 (37.5%)
Green Lake (18,913) (FV)7,452 (39.4%)6,725 (35.6%)
Kewaunee (20,434) (NE)7,731 (37.8%)7,168 (35.1%)
Manitowoc (78,981) (NE)33,793 (42.8%)30,549 (38.7%)
Marinette (40,350) (NE)15,259 (37.8%)13,657 (33.8%)
Menominee (4,556) (FV)2,062 (45.3%)1,889 (41.5%)
Oconto (37,930) (NE)14,466 (38.1%)13,263 (35.0%)
Outagamie (187,885) (FV)81,752 (43.5%)70,185 (37.4%)
Shawano (40,899) (FV)13,486 (33.0%)12,044 (29.4%)
Sheboygan (115,340) (SE)50,022 (43.4%)44,094 (38.2%)
Waupaca (50,990) (FV)19,220 (37.7%)16,790 (32.9%)
Waushara (24,443) (FV)7,709 (31.5%)7,036 (28.8%)
Winnebago (171,907) (FV)72,477 (42.2%)63,609 (37.0%)
NORTHEAST REGION (474,200) (NE)206,823 (43.6%)187,360 (39.5%)
FOX VALLEY REGION (549,682) (FV)224,277 (40.8%)195,874 (35.6%)
WISCONSIN (5,822,434)2,616,859 (44.9%)2,263,607 (38.9%)

State health officials are promoting the CDC’s Vaccine Finder website to make it easier to find and schedule appointments near you.

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.

CLICK HERE to track vaccine data in Wisconsin

HOSPITAL READINESS

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reports there were 326 patients in the state’s 136 hospitals, with 79 in intensive care Friday. That’s 9 more patients in hospitals overall compared to Thursday, but 11 fewer in ICU -- and the fewest in intensive care in a month. The state reports new admissions each day, but the WHA’s daily figures take hospital discharges and deaths into account.

Fox Valley hospitals were treating 8 COVID-19 patients, two fewer than Thursday. This is the fifth day Valley hospitals didn’t have any COVID-19 patients in ICU.

The Northeast region’s hospitals were treating 31 COVID-19 patients, with 6 in ICU. That’s one fewer patient in ICU and 3 fewer patients overall than Thursday.

For hospital readiness, the WHA reports 231 intensive care beds (17.0% of the state’s ICU beds) and 1,888 of all beds (17.7%) -- ICU, intermediate care, medical surgical and negative-flow isolation -- are available in the state’s hospitals.

The Fox Valley’s 13 hospitals had 13 open ICU beds (12.5%) among them and a total of 115 available beds (13.5%).

The Northeast region’s 10 hospitals had 30 open ICU beds (14.5%) and 205 beds of all types (21.4%) available.

These beds are for all patients, not just COVID-19. While we use terms like “available” or “open,” a hospital bed can only be occupied if there’s enough staffing to care for the patient, including doctors, nurses and food services.

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

Wisconsin

  • Adams – 1,749 cases (+1) (12 deaths)
  • Ashland – 1,264 cases (15 deaths)
  • Barron – 5,815 cases (+3) (82 deaths)
  • Bayfield - 1,150 cases (+3) (19 deaths)
  • Brown – 31,654 cases (+18) (244 deaths)
  • Buffalo – 1,365 cases (+1) (7 deaths)
  • Burnett – 1,389 cases (+2) (22 deaths)
  • Calumet – 5,800 cases (+3) (51 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 7,399 cases (+9) (94 deaths)
  • Clark – 3,264 cases (+4) (59 deaths)
  • Columbia – 5,453 cases (+8) (57 deaths)
  • Crawford – 1,723 cases (+1) (18 deaths)
  • Dane – 44,704 (+37) (306 deaths)
  • Dodge – 11,879 cases (+4) (164 deaths)
  • Door – 2,614 cases (+3) (22 deaths)
  • Douglas – 4,064 cases (+5) (39 deaths)
  • Dunn – 4,661 cases (+1) (32 deaths)
  • Eau Claire – 11,543 cases (+9) (107 deaths)
  • Florence - 448 cases (+1) (13 deaths) (+1)
  • Fond du Lac – 12,438 cases (+12) (111 deaths)
  • Forest - 961 cases (+1) (23 deaths)
  • Grant – 4,913 cases (+1) (85 deaths)
  • Green – 3,503 cases (+2) (18 deaths)
  • Green Lake - 1,575 cases (+1) (19 deaths)
  • Iowa - 2,033 cases (+3) (10 deaths)
  • Iron - 578 cases (21 deaths)
  • Jackson - 2,640 cases (26 deaths)
  • Jefferson – 8,397 cases (+4) (110 deaths)
  • Juneau - 3,184 cases (+4) (22 deaths)
  • Kenosha – 15,714 cases (+20) (308 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 2,352 cases (26 deaths)
  • La Crosse – 12,804 cases (+10) (87 deaths)
  • Lafayette - 1,565 cases (+1) (9 deaths)
  • Langlade - 2,008 cases (+2) (32 deaths)
  • Lincoln – 3,064 cases (+1) (64 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 7,576 cases (+6) (70 deaths)
  • Marathon – 14,699 cases (+11) (188 deaths)
  • Marinette - 4,170 cases (+3) (65 deaths) (deaths revised -1 by state)
  • Marquette – 1,377 cases (+1) (23 deaths)
  • Menominee – 804 cases (11 deaths)
  • Milwaukee – 106,178 (+109) (1,320 deaths)
  • Monroe – 4,553 cases (+5) (37 deaths)
  • Oconto – 4,469 case (+3) (55 deaths)
  • Oneida - 3,638 case (+3) (71 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 20,666 cases (+17) (206 deaths)
  • Ozaukee – 8,193 cases (+4) (89 deaths)
  • Pepin – 859 cases (+2) (7 deaths)
  • Pierce – 3,988 cases (+3) (37 deaths)
  • Polk – 4,559 cases (+11) (52 deaths)
  • Portage – 6,768 cases (+5) (68 deaths)
  • Price – 1,232 cases (7 deaths)
  • Racine – 21,859 cases (+17) (348 deaths)
  • Richland - 1,306 cases (+3) (15 deaths)
  • Rock – 16,096 cases (+21) (174 deaths) (deaths revised -1 by state)
  • Rusk - 1,322 cases (+6) (17 deaths)
  • Sauk – 5,852 cases (+14) (48 deaths)
  • Sawyer - 1,701 cases (+6) (26 deaths)
  • Shawano – 4,708 cases (+1) (72 deaths)
  • Sheboygan – 13,762 cases (+3) (142 deaths)
  • St. Croix – 7,938 cases (+11) (54 deaths) (+1)
  • Taylor - 1,872 cases (+1) (24 deaths)
  • Trempealeau – 3,545 cases (+2) (42 deaths)
  • Vernon – 1,926 cases (+1) (39 deaths)
  • Vilas - 2,264 cases (+4) (39 deaths)
  • Walworth – 9,492 cases (+4) (136 deaths)
  • Washburn – 1,476 cases (+8) (20 deaths)
  • Washington – 14,719 cases (+9) (154 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 43,817 cases (+33) (533 deaths) (+1)
  • Waupaca – 4,898 cases (+1) (120 deaths)
  • Waushara – 2,164 cases (34 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 18,181 cases (+5) (197 deaths)
  • Wood – 7,082 cases (+5) (80 deaths)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula **

  • Alger - 320 cases (2 deaths)
  • Baraga - 644 cases (+5) (37 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 1,064 cases (+3) (28 deaths)
  • Delta – 3,307 cases (+6) (72 deaths)
  • Dickinson - 2,382 cases (+4) (59 deaths)
  • Gogebic - 1,027 cases (+1) (22 deaths)
  • Houghton – 2,494 cases (+4) (32 deaths)
  • Iron – 970 cases (+1) (42 deaths)
  • Keweenaw – 143 cases (1 death)
  • Luce – 199 cases (+5) (2 deaths)
  • Mackinac - 429 cases (+6) (3 deaths)
  • Marquette - 4,215 cases (+3) (60 deaths)
  • Menominee - 1,777 cases (39 deaths)
  • Ontonagon – 406 cases (+1) (20 deaths)
  • Schoolcraft - 328 cases (+4) (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 Michigan Department of Health does not release reports on Sundays.

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