Over 4k new positive cases in WI, 188 new COVID-19 hospitalizations


WEDNESDAY 12/15/2021 2:02 p.m.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported 928,112 total positive coronavirus test results in the state and 9,489 total COVID-19 deaths.

Of the SARS-CoV-2 variants in Wisconsin, DHS is reporting 20,467 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta) and 5 cases of B.1.1.529/BA.1 (Omicron).

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Today’s TotalYesterday’s
Total positive cases928,112923,968 (+4,052)
Received one dose of vaccine3,569,637 (61.2%)3,458,615 (59.4%) on Monday
Fully vaccinated3,355,683 (57.5%)3,285,924 (56.4%) on Monday
COVID-19 deaths9,4899,431 (+58)
Ever hospitalized48,80548,617 (+188)
NOTE: The number of deaths and patients hospitalized are up-to-date as of the day. The DHS is no longer updating active and recovered cases, as well as reporting on the weekends.

The DHS recently announced an attempt to verify and ensure statistics are accurate, some numbers may be subject to change. The DHS is combing through current and past data to ensure accuracy.

Wisconsin’s hospitals are reporting, the 7-day moving average of COVID patients hospitalized was 1,503 patients. Of those, 402 are in an ICU. ICU patients made up 25.6% of hospitalized COVID patients.

DHS reports 8,243,508 vaccines and 1,342,791 booster doses have been administered in Wisconsin as of Dec. 15.

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As of Wednesday, December 15, DHS reports out of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, 40 counties are experiencing critically high COVID-19 case activity levels, 32 are in very high levels, while no counties are in the high, medium, or low range.

Brown, Calumet, Green Lake, Outagamie, Waushara, and Winnebago County are Northeast Wisconsin counties seeing growth in critically high case activity levels.

Of critically high counties in Northeast Wisconsin, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, and Shawano County are seeing no significant change.

No Northeast Wisconsin counties are shrinking in critically high case activity levels.

Of Northeast Wisconsin counties in very high case activity levels, Door County is seeing growth.

Northeast Wisconsin counties seeing no significant change in very high case activity levels are Manitowoc, Menominee, and Waupaca County.

Zero Northeast Wisconsin counties are shrinking in very high case activity levels.

There are no Northeast Wisconsin counties experiencing high, medium, or low case activity levels.

The activity level is determined by combining the case burden and trajectory indicators.

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