Total COVID-19 deaths in WI near 7.5k, over 1.4k new positive cases

WEDNESDAY, 8/18/2021 1:57 p.m.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported 641,548 total positive coronavirus test results in the state and 7,499 total COVID-19 deaths.

Of the SARS-CoV-2 variants in Wisconsin, DHS is reporting 3,614 known cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha), 67 cases of B.1.351 (Beta), 471 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta), and 312 cases of the P.1 variant (Gamma).

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Today’s TotalYesterday’s
Total positive cases641,548640,248 (+1,403)
Received one dose of vaccine3,116,567 (53.5%)3,110,548 (53.4%)
Fully vaccinated2,927,338 (50.3%)2,922,356 (50.2%)
COVID-19 deaths7,4997,483
Ever hospitalized34,62134,506 (+115)
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 619 patients. Of those, 185 are in an ICU. ICU patients made up 32.5% of hospitalized COVID patients.

DHS reports, 5,968,354 vaccines have been administered in Wisconsin.

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As of Wednesday, August 11, DHS reports out of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, four are experiencing very high COVID-19 case activity levels, 68 are experiencing high, while no counties are in the medium or low range.

No Northeast Wisconsin counties are in the very high COVID-19 case activity levels.

Of the Northeast Wisconsin counties seeing high case activity levels, Brown, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Winnebago County are growing.

Calumet, Manitowoc, Menominee, Shawano, and Waushara are counties in Northeast Wisconsin experiencing no significant change in high coronavirus activity levels.

No Northeast Wisconsin counties are seeing shrinking high case activity levels.

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

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

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