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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #233 (3-12-21) Week-In-Review


Week In Review


  • 233 Hospital Admissions, 55 patients in ICU, 0 patients at the Alternate Care Facility
    • Hospital admissions are down 24 for the week (-24).
      • 233 hospital admissions is the lowest number of hospital admissions since the WI Hospital Association started reporting the data on April 9th, 2020
    • The total number of ICU patients decreased by 21 (-21) for the week.
      • 55 patients in the ICU is the lowest number of patients in the ICU since the WI Hospital Association started reporting the data on April 9th, 2020
    • The total number of patients at the ACF has remained at 0 since December 25th.
  • Cumulatively there have been 568,902 positive tests in Wisconsin:
      • 2,744 positive tests reported last week, which is down 607, -607, from the previous week.  
      • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 392+/day. (7-day average was 478+/day last week)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 6,525 in Wisconsin. 
      • 48 COVID-19 related deaths(30) less than the week prior.
      • The 7-day average for deaths is now 7 deaths/day. (7-day average was 11 deaths/day last week)
  • 555,849 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (97.7%), 6,369 cases are still considered active (1.1%) and 6,525 patients have died (1.1%). (last updated by DHS on 3/12)  
Vaccine Distribution:


  •  Vaccine Distribution (as of 3/12/21)
    • 2,149,265 vaccine doses allocated to Wisconsin (+254,240 more than week prior)
    • 1,689,505 vaccines have been ordered (+215,300 more than week prior)
    • 215,300 vaccines in transit (+8,200 more than week prior)
    • 1,895,402 vaccines have been administered (an increase of +264,132 since last week)
    • 667,193 Wisconsinites have received the two dose series of the current vaccines. (An increase of +94,692 since last week)


Now that more populations are eligible for the vaccine, we will track more broadly the distribution by age and by healthcare emergency readiness coalition (HERC) region.



Week-In-Review COVID-19 News:


  • On Thursday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that people age 16 and older with certain medical conditions will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 29. This eligibility group includes individuals with medical conditions associated with an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Based on the recent and anticipated increases in vaccine availability.

The next eligibility group includes individuals age 16 and over with the following medical conditions:

  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Liver disease
  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30-39 kg/m2)
  • Overweight (BMI of 25-29 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
  • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2 or more)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

DHS anticipates the general public will be eligible for the vaccine sometime in May.

(Link to Press Release)

  • Governor Evers and DHS announced a new mass vaccination clinic will open on March 23rd in Racine County. The Racine County site (Regency Mall in the former Burlington Coat Factory space) will be the 3rd mass vaccination clinic in the state; a Rock County site opened on February 16 and a La Crosse County site opened on March 9. Since February 16, the Rock County location has administered 3,833 vaccine doses. Initially, the clinic plans to administer 200 doses per day and has the ability to administer up to 1,000 doses per day. The clinic will be prioritizing vaccinations for those who are age 65 and older, educators, and childcare staff on the local health department’s waitlist. After those appointments are scheduled, the clinic will then begin scheduling appointments for anyone currently eligible for the vaccine  (Link to release)
  • DHS and laboratory partners identify South African variant strain in Wisconsin. According to a DHS press release On March 4, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and laboratory partners identified a second variant strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Wisconsin. This variant strain differs from variant B.1.1.7, (Variant B.1.1.7 was first discovered circulating widely in England during November and December of 2020) which was first identified in Wisconsin on January 12, 2021. The newest variant, referred to as B.1.351, was first discovered to be circulating in South Africa in samples dating back to October 2020.  To date, 26 cases of variant B.1.1.7 and one case of variant B.1.351 have been identified in Wisconsin.

Week-in-Review (3/6-12/21):


Positive Test Results


There were 2,744 new positive tests reported last week, which is down 607, -607 from the previous week.  

  • An average of 392 positive test results per dayWas 478+/day the previous week.




Dane county had the highest number of new positive cases for the second week in a row, with 393 new positives, 156 less, (156) than the previous week.

  • Milwaukee county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 376, which is 114 less, (114) than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were; 
    • Waukesha county; 244 new cases, (98) less than the previous week
    • Outagamie county; 171 new cases, +15 more than the previous week
    • Winnebago county; 104 new cases, +31 more than the previous week





  • There were 48 COVID-19 related deaths(30) less than the week prior.





    • Milwaukee county had 6 of the 48 deaths from the last week, which is (7) less than the number of deaths in the county reported the previous week. 
      • Waukesha county reported 5 deaths, +3 more than prior week;
      • Jackson county reported 4 deaths, +4 more than the previous week.
      • Dodge and Rock county each reported 3 deaths, +2 more for Dodge and +1 more for Rock than the previous week.






Updated Charts as of 3/12/21



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