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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #243 (5-21-21) Week-In-Review

 

Week In Review

 

  • 262 Hospital Admissions and 76 patients in ICU
    • Hospital admissions were down 64 for the week (-64).
    • The total number of ICU patients decreased by 3, (-3) for the week.
  • Cumulatively there have been 607,992 positive tests in Wisconsin:
    • 2,616 positive tests reported last week, which is 495 less, (495) from the previous week.
    • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 373+/day. (7-day average was 444+/day last week)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 6,986 in Wisconsin.
    • 32 COVID-19 related deaths this past week, (38) less than the week prior.
    • The 7-day average for deaths is 5deaths/day (7-day average was 10 deaths/day last week).
  • 584,186 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (97.8%), 6,522 cases are still considered active (1.1% and -956 versus last week) and 6,986 patients have died (1.1%). (last updated by DHS on 5/21)

Updated Guidance:

  • State Capitol & Office Buildings: Effective June 1st, state employees and visitors to state office buildings and the state capitol are no longer required to be masked. Unvaccinated individuals are required to be masked and social distancing guidelines (link to state guidance).
  • Milwaukee County: Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley announced updated masking policies effective June 1st, which will still require county employees to be masked indoors and outdoors when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distancing. Members of the public will be required to be masked regardless of vaccination status when indoors at county facilities (link).
  • City of Madison/Dane County: Effective on June 2, Public Health Madison & Dane County will lift all public health orders, including mask requirements, and gathering and capacity limits. (link)

 

Vaccine Distribution:

  • Vaccine Distribution (reported as of 5/21/21 on DHS website )
    • 4,996,313 vaccines have been administered (an increase of +178,896 since last week)
    • 2,698,327 Wisconsinites (46.3%) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine series (+81,468 over last week, +1.4%)
    • 2,356,348 Wisconsinites (40.5%) have completed their vaccine series. (An increase of +92,74` since last week, +1.6%)

 

Top 10/Bottom 10 Counties for % of County Vaccinated

 

1

Door County 57.2% 63 Jackson County 33.3%
2 Dane County 55.3% 64 Dunn County 33.1%
3 Bayfield County 52.3% 65 Dodge County 32.9%
4 Ozaukee County 47.4% 66 Walworth County 32.8%
5 Iron County 47.2% 67 Monroe County 32.1%
6 La Crosse County 47.1% 68 Shawano County 30.6%
7 Oneida County 46.8% 69 Waushara County 29.8%
8 Washburn County 46.1% 70 Rusk County 26.5%
9 Iowa County 46.1% 71 Clark County 22.8%
10 Ashland County 46.0% 72 Taylor County 22.8%

Week-in-Review (5/15-21/21):

 

Positive Test Results

 

There were 2,616 new positive tests reported last week, which is a decrease of 495, (495) from the previous week.  

  • An average of 373 positive test results per dayWas 444+/day the previous week.

Milwaukee county had the highest number of new positive cases with 424 new positives,  142 less, (142) than the previous week.

  • Dane county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 188, which is 15 more, +15 than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were;
    • Rock county; 149 new cases, +11 more than the previous week
    • Waukesha county; 139 new cases, +30 more than the previous week
    • Racine county; 113 new cases, (60) less than the previous week

 

 

 

Deaths

 

  • There were 32 COVID-19 related deaths(38) less than the week prior.

 

 

 

 

    • Milwaukee & Racine county each had 6 of the 32 deaths, (13) less for Milwaukee and +3 more for Racine than reported the previous week.
      • Waukesha county reported 3 deaths, (5) less than week prior
      • Walworth county reported 2 deaths, +2 from week prior
      • Dane county reported 2 deaths, (2) from week prior

 

 

 

Updated Charts as of 5/21/21

 

 

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