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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #223 (1-11-21) Week-In-Review

Current data as of 1/10/21

  • 999 Hospital Admissions, 219 patients in ICU, 0 patients at the Alternate Care Facility
    • Hospital admissions are down 3 from yesterday (-3), and -70 for the week.
    • The total number of ICU patients decreased by 3 (-3) since yesterday, -6 for the week.
    • The total number of patients at the ACF has remained at 0 since December 25th.
  • Cumulatively there have been 506,890 positive tests in Wisconsin:
      • 1,832 new positives reported on Sunday
    • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 2,908+/day.
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 5,157 in Wisconsin.
      • 2 deaths were reported on Sunday
    • The 7-day average for deaths is now 40 deaths/day.
  • 472,862 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (93.3%), 28,735 cases are still considered active (5.7%) and 5,157patients have died (1.0%). (last updated by DHS on 1/10)

Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update

On Thursday, Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk and Dr. Stephanie Schauer, program manager of the Division of Public Health Immunization Program

Manager, gave a media briefing on the status of Wisconsin’s vaccine rollout.

Of note were the following points;

  • As of Tuesday, Wisconsin has 1,066 registered vaccinators, an enormous growth in number since the 104 registered with the state on December 14th, 2020.
  • In order to reach President-elect Joe Biden’s goal of 1 million doses per day, which would equate to about 18,000 doses per day in Wisconsin, the state would need 126,000 doses per week. Currently the state of Wisconsin is receiving about 70,000 doses per week.
  • As of Thursday afternoon, the state had administered about 105,000 1st doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and about 5,000 second doses of the vaccine.
  • Willems Van Dijk predicts that the state will be ready to move to Phase 1B at the end of the January.
  • The national pharmacy chains, Walgreens and CVS, will start vaccination residents and staff of long-term care facilities the week of January 25th, as part of the federal pharmacy partnership program.

Link to video

Assembly Committee public hearing on Vaccine Rollout

On Thursday, January 14th, the Assembly Committee on Health will have a hearing with invited testimony only on “A Discussion of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Wisconsin Distribution.” The hearing will take place at 10:00 AM and will be carried live on Wisconsin Eye.

Assembly Health Committee Chairman Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) gave a little insight into the direction of the hearing when he gave the Weekly Republican Radio address last week. In his address, Chair Sanfelippo said, “ Our state and our governor must do a better job distributing the vaccine, lives are on the lines. A recent report ranked Wisconsin as tenth out of the twelve Midwestern states in the number of people who have been vaccinated. This bill helps picks up the slack and gives our families, communities and businesses the tools to be successful in continuing our fight against the virus.


Senate Finance Committee to vote on COVID-19 Legislation Today

Last week the Wisconsin State Assembly passed 2021 Assembly Bill 1, on a party-line 56-34 vote. (Here is a brief explanation of the components of the legislation from the Wisconsin Legislative Council.

The Senate Finance Committee is holding a public hearing at 11:00 AM today (Monday).  It will be carried live on Wisconsin Eye. .  The Committee is expected to amend the legislation and pass it out of committee on Monday afternoon. According to a Friday update by The Wheeler Report, the full senate is expected to take the amended bill up on Tuesday. If the bill is amended it will have to go back to the State Assembly for the changes to be concurred in before the bill would be forwarded to the Governor for his veto review and/or signature.

SDMAC Vaccine Subcommittee to make Phase 1B recommendations on Tuesday

On Tuesday, January 12th, the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee Vaccinee Subcommittee will forward its recommendations to Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm on who should be vaccinated under Phase 1B of the state’s vaccine distribution plan.

Discussion at the Friday subcommittee centered around vaccinating all Wisconsin residents aged 70 and older, 1st responders, education workers, correction workers, and those living and working in congregate living settings, which includes those who are incarcerated.

These recommendations differ from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for Phase 1b: persons aged 75+ and frontline essential workers. For the purpose of their recommendations, ACIP defined “frontline essential workers” to include the following: fire fighters, police officers, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, those who work in the education sector (teachers, and support staff), as well as daycare workers.

The Subcommittee will vote on its final recommendations, which will then go out for public comment, tomorrow (Tuesday) during the 7:00 AM Zoom meeting;

Week-in-Review (1/2-8/21):

Week-In-Review “At-A-Glance” 

  • Hospital admissions were up 36, +36, for the week ending January 8th.
  • Total number of ICU patients were up 22, +22, for the week ending January 8th.
  • Since December 25th there have been zero (0) patients at the Alternate Care Facility
  • There were 19,005 positive tests reported last week, which is up 3,897, +3,897, from the previous week.
  • There were 250 COVID-19 related deaths+60 more than the week prior.


Positive Test Results


There were 19,005 positive tests reported last week, which is up 3,897, +3,897, from the previous week.

  • An average of 2,715 positive test results per dayWas 2,158+/day the previous week.



Milwaukee county had the highest number of new positive cases, with 3,090 new positives, 652 more, +652, than the previous week.

  • Waukesha county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 1,807, which is 727more, +727 than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were;
    • Dane county; 1,469 new cases, +304 more than the previous week
    • Brown county; 1,023 new cases, +300 more than the previous week
    • Racine county; 906 new cases, +250 more than the previous week





  • There were 250 COVID-19 related deaths+60 more than the week prior.




    • Waukesha county had 28 of the 250 deaths from the last week, which is +11 more than the number of deaths in the county reported the previous week.
      • Kenosha county reported 21 deaths, +15 more than last week;
      • Dane county reported 20 deaths, +13 more than last week;
      • Racine county reported 17 deaths, +14 more than the previous week;
      • Walworth county reported 10 deaths, same as the previous week.


Updated Charts as of 1/10/21


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