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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #234 (3-19-21) Week-In-Review    

Week In Review

  • 213 Hospital Admissions, 64 patients in ICU, 0 patients at the Alternate Care Facility
    • Hospital admissions are down 20 for the week (-20).
      • 206 hospital admissions on March 17th was the lowest number of hospital admission census since the WI Hospital Association started reporting the data on April 9th, 2020
    • The total number of ICU patients increased by 9 (+9) for the week.
    • The total number of patients at the ACF has remained at 0 since December 25th.
  • Cumulatively there have been 571,610 positive tests in Wisconsin:
      • 2,708 positive tests reported last week, which is down 36, -36, from the previous week.
      • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 386+/day. (7-day average was 392+/day last week)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 6,562 in Wisconsin.
      • 37 COVID-19 related deaths(11) less than the week prior.
      • The 7-day average for deaths is now 5 deaths/day. (7-day average was 7 deaths/day last week)
  • 558,503 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (97.7%), 6,386 cases are still considered active (1.1%) and 6,562 patients have died (1.1%). (last updated by DHS on 3/19)

Vaccine Distribution:


  •  Vaccine Distribution (as of 3/19/21)
    • 2,406,245 vaccine doses allocated to Wisconsin (+256,980 more than week prior)
    • 2,006,295 vaccines have been ordered (+316,790 more than week prior)
    • 316,790 vaccines in transit (+101,490 more than week prior)
    • 2,219,237 vaccines have been administered (an increase of +323,835 since last week)
    • 811,217 Wisconsinites have completed their vaccine series. (An increase of +144,024 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:


Gov. Evers and DHS Move Up People with Medical Conditions for COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to March 22

Gov. Evers and the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced on Tuesday that individuals age 16 and older with certain medical conditions will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 22, which is earlier than previously announced (April 1st).

The next eligibility group which will begin March 22, 2021 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
  • Diabetes
  • 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 intellectual disabilities and 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
  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

(Link to press release)

DHS Announces new pharmacy partners to receive vaccines

On Friday, DHS announced that four new pharmacy partners in Wisconsin started receiving vaccine this week as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. This includes the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN), which includes some Hometown Pharmacies, Managed Health Care Associates, Meijer, and Walmart who join Kroger and Walgreens.

(Link to press release)


Week-in-Review (3/13-19/21):


Positive Test Results


There were 2,708 new positive tests reported last week, which is down 36, -36 from the previous week.

  • An average of 386 positive test results per dayWas 392+/day the previous week.




Milwaukee county had the highest number of new positive cases with 482 new positives, 106 more, +106 than the previous week.

  • Waukesha county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 336, which is 40 less, (40) than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were;
    • Dane county; 321 new cases, (72) less than the previous week
    • Brown county; 131 new cases, +68 more than the previous week
    • Outagamie county; 120 new cases, (51) less than the previous week





  • There were 37 COVID-19 related deaths(11) less than the week prior.



    • Milwaukee and Waukesha county each had 5 of the 37 deaths from the last week, which is +3 more for Racine county and  the same number of deaths in Waukesha county reported the previous week.
      • St. Croix county reported 4 deaths, +3 more than prior week;
      • Calumet, Fond du Lac and Kenosha county each reported 3 deaths, +3 more for Calumet and Kenosha and +2 more for Fond du Lac over the previous week.





Updated Charts as of 3/19/21


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