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Wisconsin’s average of residents completing COVID-19 vaccine series falls below 20,000 for a second day, no new deaths reported

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Updated: May. 16, 2021 at 3:56 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin’s seven-day average of residents completing their COVID-19 vaccine series is continuing to drop, despite everyone who is at least 12 years of age being eligible to receive a vaccination.

According to numbers provided by the Department of Health Services (DHS), the state’s seven-day-average for those completing the vaccine series is below 20,000 for the second straight day.

The last time there were multiple days of that figure being below 20,000 was a three-day stretch from March 26-March 28. The average dropped below 20,000 on Saturday for the first time since March 30.

So far, health officials say 45.3% of all Wisconsin residents received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine -- 2,639,668 people -- and 39.4% have completed their vaccination regimen -- a total of 2,294,673 people.

Wisconsin health officials report more than 4 out of 100 children (4.3%) age 12 to 15 in Wisconsin have already received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine - a total of 12,697 kids. The percentage of Wisconsin residents who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the 12- to 15-year-old age group has grown much faster than the percentages for other age groups in the state.

State health officials reported Friday just 3,456 children in that group had received a single dose of the vaccine, which equals 1.2% of the age group’s population. Keep in mind those numbers may change due to being under-reported, as vaccinators’ reports are still coming into the state since vaccinations just opened to this age group on Thursday.

Vaccinations by age group:

  • 12-15: 4.3% received a dose/0.0% completed
  • 16-17: 28.1% received a dose/19.8% completed
  • 18-24: 35.0% received a dose/27.5% completed
  • 25-34: 41.4% received a dose/34.3% completed
  • 35-44: 49.7% received a dose/42.1% completed
  • 45-54: 52.0% received a dose/44.2% completed
  • 55-64: 63.0% received a dose/54.8% completed
  • 65+: 82.8% received a dose/78.0% completed

Vaccinations by gender:

  • Female: 48.7% received a dose/42.9% completed
  • Male: 41.4% received a dose/35.4% completed

Out of the 4,872,575 vaccine doses allocated to Wisconsin, state health officials say vaccinators have administered 4,869,481 since December 13. Vaccination totals in WBAY’s viewing area are listed in a table below.

According to state data, the following number of doses have been administered by each provider in Wisconsin:

  • Johnson and Johnson – 188,512
  • Moderna – 2,064,963
  • Pfizer – 2,615,801

Although the DHS is still calculating final vaccination numbers for the week of May 9, the state is currently on track to have fewer than 200,000 doses administered for the second straight week. State records show that hasn’t happened since the weeks of January 10 and 17, when 87,387 and 107,607 doses were given out respectively.

Cases and Deaths - as of Sunday. Not everything has been updated as the DHS is dealing with technical issues.

As of Sunday, 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 3,645 test results came back on people who were never tested or never tested positive before, and 232 came back positive across 63 counties.

The state’s COVID-19 death toll remained the same with no new deaths to report Sunday, for a total of 6,958, or 1.1% of all cases. County case and death totals are being updated later in this article.

Meanwhile, the 7-day case average has not been updated as of Sunday night. As of Saturday, it increased after dropping daily for the past 13 days. The average increased from 444 to 448 Saturday. The DHS reports the positivity rate -- the percentage of all tests coming back positive, including people tested multiple times – is at 19.4% as of Friday.

Wisconsin hospitals reported 34 more COVID-19 patients were admitted since Sunday morning. Five percent of all coronavirus cases have resulted in hospitalization.

The percentage of cases which are still active -- that is, diagnosed in the past 30 days and not medically cleared – held steady Sunday at 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 3,511,714 people were tested in Wisconsin at least once for the coronavirus. Out of these:

  • 606,159 tested positive for the COVID-19 virus
  • 30,223 were hospitalized (5.0%)
  • 6,958 died (1.1%)
  • 591,767 are considered recovered (97.7%)
  • 7,167 are active cases (1.2%)

SUNDAY’S COUNTY VACCINATION TOTALS

County (Population + Health region)Received at least 1 dose (% of pop.)Completed (% of pop.)
Brown (264,542) (NE)118,345 (44.7%)106,600 (40.3%)
Calumet (50,089) (FV)20,267 (40.5%)17,777 (35.5%)
Dodge (87,839)31,860 (36.3%)28,176 (32.1%)
Door (27,668) (NE)16,933 (61.2%)15,584 (56.3%)
Fond du Lac (103,403) (SE)39,897 (38.6%)35,499 (34.3%)
Forest (9,004)3,548 (39.4%)3,304 (36.7%)
Florence (4,295) (NE)1,748 (40.7%)1,621 (37.7%)
Green Lake (18,913) (FV)7,493 (39.6%)6,765 (35.8%)
Kewaunee (20,434) (NE)7,786 (38.1%)7,212 (35.3%)
Manitowoc (78,981) (NE)34,059 (43.1%)30,818 (39.0%)
Marinette (40,350) (NE)15,333 (38.0%)13,742 (34.1%)
Menominee (4,556) (FV)2,063 (45.3%)1,893 (41.5%)
Oconto (37,930) (NE)14,586 (38.5%)13,411 (35.4%)
Outagamie (187,885) (FV)82,462 (43.9%)71,101 (37.8%)
Shawano (40,899) (FV)13,578 (33.2%)12,185 (29.8%)
Sheboygan (115,340) (SE)50,491 (43.8%)44,528 (38.6%)
Waupaca (50,990) (FV)19,407 (38.1%)17,094 (33.5%)
Waushara (24,443) (FV)7,742 (31.7%)7,071 (28.9%)
Winnebago (171,907) (FV)72,951 (42.4%)64,221 (37.4%)
NORTHEAST REGION (474,200) (NE)208,790 (44.0%)188,988 (39.9%)
FOX VALLEY REGION (549,682) (FV)225,963 (41.1%)198,107 (36.0%)
WISCONSIN (5,822,434)2,639,668 (45.3%)2,294,673 (39.4%)

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 Sunday there are 323 patients in the state’s 136 hospitals, with 75 of those in intensive care. That’s two fewer patients in hospitals overall compared to Saturday, and nine fewer in ICU. In addition, Sunday’s number of ICU patients is the lowest the WHA has reported since April 14, when there were 71.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 eight COVID-19 patients, two more than what was reported Saturday. For the seventh day in a row, the WHA reports Valley hospitals don’t have any COVID-19 patients in ICU.

The Northeast region’s hospitals were treating 32 COVID-19 patients, with six in the ICU. That’s one fewer patient in ICU since Saturday and two fewer patients overall.

For hospital readiness, the WHA reports 287 intensive care beds (21.11% of the state’s ICU beds) and 2,201 of all beds (19.69%) -- ICU, intermediate care, medical surgical and negative-flow isolation -- are available in the state’s hospitals.

The Fox Valley’s 13 hospitals have 10 open ICU beds (9.61%) among them and a total of 102 available beds (11.95%). However, the region only has one intermediate care bed available out of their total of 29.

The Northeast region’s 10 hospitals have 32 open ICU beds (15.45%) and 204 beds of all types (21.33%) 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.

SUNDAY’S COUNTY CASE AND DEATH TOTALS WILL BE UPDATED AFTER THE DHS RESOLVES A TECHNICAL ISSUE. (counties with new cases or deaths are indicated in bold) *

Wisconsin

  • Adams – 1,752 cases (+1) (12 deaths)
  • Ashland – 1,265 cases (+1) (15 deaths)
  • Barron – 5,832 cases (+5) (82 deaths)
  • Bayfield - 1,152 cases (19 deaths)
  • Brown – 31,664 cases (244 deaths)
  • Buffalo – 1,368 cases (7 deaths)
  • Burnett – 1,399 cases (+2) (22 deaths)
  • Calumet – 5,808 cases (+1) (51 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 7,405 cases (94 deaths)
  • Clark – 3,269 cases (+3) (59 deaths)
  • Columbia – 5,461 cases (+2) (57 deaths)
  • Crawford – 1,723 cases (18 deaths)
  • Dane – 44,767 (+13) (306 deaths)
  • Dodge – 11,894 cases (+1) (165 deaths)
  • Door – 2,616 cases (+1) (22 deaths)
  • Douglas – 4,068 cases (+1) (39 deaths)
  • Dunn – 4,665 cases (+3) (32 deaths)
  • Eau Claire – 11,555 cases (+4) (107 deaths)
  • Florence - 448 cases (13 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 12,456 cases (111 deaths)
  • Forest - 961 cases (23 deaths)
  • Grant – 4,922 cases (+1) (85 deaths)
  • Green – 3,506 cases (18 deaths)
  • Green Lake - 1,578 cases (+1) (19 deaths)
  • Iowa - 2,033 cases (10 deaths)
  • Iron - 578 cases (21 deaths)
  • Jackson - 2,642 cases (+1) (26 deaths)
  • Jefferson – 8,405 cases (110 deaths)
  • Juneau - 3,188 cases (+1) (22 deaths)
  • Kenosha – 15,740 cases (+9) (308 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 2,354 cases (26 deaths)
  • La Crosse – 12,817 cases (87 deaths)
  • Lafayette - 1,566 cases (9 deaths)
  • Langlade - 2,009 cases (32 deaths)
  • Lincoln – 3,064 cases (64 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 7,581 cases (70 deaths)
  • Marathon – 14,738 cases (+26) (188 deaths)
  • Marinette - 4,181 cases (65 deaths)
  • Marquette – 1,379 cases (23 deaths)
  • Menominee – 804 cases (11 deaths)
  • Milwaukee – 106,302 (+49) (1,320 deaths)
  • Monroe – 4,559 cases (37 deaths)
  • Oconto – 4,475 cases (55 deaths)
  • Oneida - 3,643 cases (+4) (71 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 20,681 cases (+3) (206 deaths)
  • Ozaukee – 8,206 cases (+5) (89 deaths)
  • Pepin – 860 cases (7 deaths)
  • Pierce – 3,994 cases (+2) (37 deaths)
  • Polk – 4,576 cases (52 deaths)
  • Portage – 6,777 cases (+5) (68 deaths)
  • Price – 1,234 cases (+1) (7 deaths)
  • Racine – 21,893 cases (+9) (350 deaths)
  • Richland - 1,307 cases (15 deaths)
  • Rock – 16,164 cases (+27) (174 deaths)
  • Rusk - 1,333 cases (+7) (17 deaths)
  • Sauk – 5,872 cases (+10) (48 deaths)
  • Sawyer - 1,711 cases (+1) (26 deaths)
  • Shawano – 4,712 cases (72 deaths)
  • Sheboygan – 13,767 cases (+5) (142 deaths)
  • St. Croix – 7,964 cases (+4) (54 deaths)
  • Taylor - 1,877 cases (+3) (24 deaths)
  • Trempealeau – 3,545 cases (42 deaths)
  • Vernon – 1,929 cases (39 deaths)
  • Vilas - 2,268 cases (+2) (39 deaths)
  • Walworth – 9,494 cases (136 deaths)
  • Washburn – 1,480 cases (+1) (20 deaths)
  • Washington – 14,730 cases (+4) (154 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 43,836 cases (534 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 4,900 cases (+1) (120 deaths)
  • Waushara – 2,168 cases (+1) (34 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 18,199 cases (+10) (197 deaths)
  • Wood – 7,089 cases (+1) (80 deaths)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula **

  • Alger - 320 cases (2 deaths)
  • Baraga - 649 cases (37 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 1,064 cases (28 deaths)
  • Delta – 3,312 cases (72 deaths)
  • Dickinson - 2,382 cases (59 deaths)
  • Gogebic - 1,031 cases (22 deaths)
  • Houghton – 2,496 cases (32 deaths)
  • Iron – 973 cases (42 deaths)
  • Keweenaw – 143 cases (1 death)
  • Luce – 200 cases (2 deaths)
  • Mackinac - 434 cases (3 deaths)
  • Marquette - 4,217 cases (60 deaths)
  • Menominee - 1,777 cases (39 deaths)
  • Ontonagon – 407 cases (20 deaths)
  • Schoolcraft - 329 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 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