Two N.E. WI counties grow in critically high COVID-19 case activity levels

THURSDAY 9/23/2021 1:51 p.m.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported 710,145 total positive coronavirus test results in the state and 7,895 total COVID-19 deaths.

Of the SARS-CoV-2 variants in Wisconsin, DHS is reporting 3,596 known cases of B.1.1.7 (Alpha), 68 cases of B.1.351 (Beta), 4,603 cases of B.1.617.2 (Delta), and 343 cases of the P.1 variant (Gamma).

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Today’s TotalYesterday’s
Total positive cases710,145707,074 (+3,075)
Received one dose of vaccine3,283,330 (56.4%)3,280,843 (56.3%)
Fully vaccinated3,098,376 (53.2%)3,093,777 (53.1%)
COVID-19 deaths7,8957,876
Ever hospitalized38,18338,064 (+119)
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 1,079 patients. Of those, 328 are in an ICU. ICU patients made up 30.6% of hospitalized COVID patients.

DHS reports, 6,306,911 vaccines have been administered in Wisconsin.

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As of Wednesday, September 22, DHS reports out of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, 8 counties are experiencing critically high COVID-19 case activity levels, 62 are in very high levels, 2 are experiencing high, while no counties are in the medium or low range.

There are two Northeast Wisconsin counties seeing critically high case activity levels. Green Lake and Oconto County are reporting a growing trajectory.

Of the Northeast Wisconsin counties seeing very high case activity levels, Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago County are growing.

One Northeast Wisconsin county – Menominee County – is showing no significant change in very high COVID-19 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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