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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #225 (1-22-21) Week-In-Review

Current data as of 1/22/21


  • 785 Hospital Admissions, 178 patients in ICU, 0 patients at the Alternate Care Facility
    • Hospital admissions are down 168 for the week (-168).
    • The total number of ICU patients decreased by 49 (-49) for the week.
    • The total number of patients at the ACF has remained at 0 since December 25th.
  • Cumulatively there have been 530,171 positive tests in Wisconsin:
      • 11,920 positive tests reported last week, which is down 4,319, -4,319, from the previous week.  
      • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 1,703+/day. (7-day average was 2,319+/day last week)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 5,643 in Wisconsin. 
      • 321 COVID-19 related deaths+118 more than the week prior.
      • The 7-day average for deaths is now 42 deaths/day. (7-day average was 29 deaths/day last week)
  • Vaccine Distribution (as of 1/22/21)
    • 779,800 vaccine doses allocated to Wisconsin (+172,150 more than week prior)
    • 473,300 vaccines have been ordered (new variable introduced this week)
    • 100,100 vaccines in transit (new variable introduced this week)
    • 310,256 vaccines have been administered (an increase of 97,200 since 1/15)
    • 56,680 Wisconsinites have received the two dose series of the current vaccines. (An increase of 25,875 since 1/15)
  • 500,685 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (94.5%), 23,683 cases are still considered active (4.5%) and 5,643 patients have died (1.1%). (last updated by DHS on 1/22)  

Gov. Evers Announces New Public Health Emergency

Earlier this week, Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement, respectively. Executive Order #104 is available here and Emergency Order #1 is available here.

In making the announcement, Governor Evers said the following:

“We’re working every day to get vaccines distributed and get shots in arms to get our state back to some sort of normal. At the end of the day, vaccine supplies are limited, so while we continue to ask the federal government for more vaccines and faster, we have to keep working together to stop the spread today by continuing wear our masks, staying home whenever we can, avoiding gatherings, and doubling down on our efforts to keep our friends, neighbors, and families safe.”


Link to Press Release

Senate Schedules Vote To Overturn The Public Health Emergency

The Wisconsin State Senate has scheduled a floor vote on Senate Joint Resolution 3. SJR 3 resolves that the public health emergency declared by the
governor in Executive Order #104 on January 19, 2021, in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, is unlawful and is terminated. The resolution would have to pass both houses to end the public health emergency.

SJR 3 author Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) released the following statement on the scheduling;

“Senate Joint Resolution 3 (SJR 3) invokes the legislative powers authorized by the Wisconsin Constitution and state statutes to protect our form of government that includes three separate branches with limited powers, so as to protect the governed from abusive government.

Governor Evers has repeatedly abused the powers granted to him in Chapter 323 of the Wisconsin Statutes to issue repeated emergency declarations since March 2020. The Wisconsin Legislature has never authorized, as is required by law, an extension of these emergency declarations.

Governor Evers has also repeatedly issued improper emergency orders under the emergency declarations requiring all citizens to wear face masks or be subject to a civil forfeiture of up to $200 for each offense.

As is permitted in Chapter 323 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Wisconsin Legislature, by adopting SJR 3, would be determining the Governor’s action as unlawful, thus terminating the public health emergency declared by Governor Evers in Executive

Wisconsin statutes say that the Governor can issue a public health emergency for 60 days, and a joint resolution of the Legislature is needed to extend it. Gov. Evers has argued his subsequent public health emergencies are unique to changes in the pandemic and therefore would be allowed under state law. Republicans and outside groups have argued they are all related to the COVID-19 pandemic and thus the same public health emergency.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in a case before it on this subject and a decision is pending.



Week-in-Review (1/16-22/21)

Week-In-Review “At-A-Glance”


  • Hospital admissions were down 168, -168, for the week ending January 22nd.
  • Total number of ICU patients were down 49, -49, for the week ending January 22nd.
  • Since December 25th there have been zero (0) patients at the Alternate Care Facility
  • There were 11,920 positive tests reported last week, which is down 4,319, -4,319, from the previous week.  
  • There were 321 COVID-19 related deaths+118 more than the week prior.

Positive Test Results


There were 11,920 positive tests reported last week, which is down 4,319, -4,319, from the previous week.  

  • An average of 1,703 positive test results per dayWas 2,319+/day the previous week.





Milwaukee county had the highest number of new positive cases, with 1,894 new positives, 886 less, -886, than the previous week.

  • Waukesha county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 975, which is 327 less, -327 than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were; 
    • Dane county; 818 new cases, -300 less than the previous week
    • Brown county; 577 new cases, –228 less than the previous week
    • Racine county; 498 new cases, -38 less than the previous week





  • There were 321 COVID-19 related deaths+118 more than the week prior.




    • Milwaukee county had 103 of the 321 deaths from the last week, which is +87 more than the number of deaths in the county reported the previous week.
      • Waukesha county reported 32 deaths, +21 more than last week;
      • Racine county reported 15 deaths, +6 more than the previous week;
      • Brown county reported 12 deaths, +6 more than the previous week.
      • Washington county reported 11 deaths, +5 more than last week;






Updated Charts as of 1/10/21


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