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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #228 (2-6-21) Week-In-Review

 

Current data as of 2/5/21

 

  • 583 Hospital Admissions, 159 patients in ICU, 0 patients at the Alternate Care Facility
    • Hospital admissions are down 95 for the week (-95).
    • The total number of ICU patients decreased by 26 (-26) for the week.
    • The total number of patients at the ACF has remained at 0 since December 25th.
  • Cumulatively there have been 548,221 positive tests in Wisconsin:
      • 8,306 positive tests reported last week, which is down 1,438, -1,438, from the previous week.
      • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 1,186+/day. (7-day average was 1,392+/day last week)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 6,020 in Wisconsin.
      • 160 COVID-19 related deaths(57) less than the week prior.
      • The 7-day average for deaths is now 23 deaths/day. (7-day average was 31 deaths/day last week)
  • Vaccine Distribution (as of 2/5/21)
    • 986,627 vaccine doses allocated to Wisconsin (+139,975 more than week prior)
    • 770,700 vaccines have been ordered (+129,550 more than week prior)
    • 129,550 vaccines in transit (-38,300 less than week prior)
    • 702,090 vaccines have been administered (an increase of 225,235 since last week)
    • 143,610 Wisconsinites have received the two dose series of the current vaccines. (An increase of 52,9428 since last week)
  • 526,004 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (96.0%), 16,038 cases are still considered active (2.9%) and 6,020 patients have died (1.1%). (last updated by DHS on 2/5)

 

Governor Evers vetoes AB 1, COVID-19 Pandemic Response Bill

Immediately after the State Senate concurred in the Assembly changes to Assembly Bill 1, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Bill, Governor Tony Evers called for the legislation to be sent to him and then vetoed the legislation.

In calling for the bill, the Governor released the following statement;

“Wisconsinites know a compromise when they see one, and this isn’t it,” said Gov. Evers. “We had a bill that Republicans and Democrats supported—and one that I said I would sign if it was sent to my desk—that passed the Senate on a bipartisan vote. Unfortunately, Republicans once again chose to put politics before people, abandoned that compromise, and passed a bill they knew I wouldn’t sign. I am calling on Republicans in the Legislature to stop playing politics and get to work sending me the compromise bill we worked on together.”

“It’s taken far too long for the Legislature to take further action on this pandemic. Wisconsinites don’t care about political points or who gets the credit. They just want to know that their family, their business, and their neighbors are going to be okay as we continue to fight this virus. Enough politics—just get it done.”

The Governor’s full veto statement can be found here.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) released the following statementregarding Governor Evers’ veto of AB1.

“It appears Governor Evers cares more about his own power than the people of Wisconsin. The legislature passed a Coronavirus Relief Bill that provides the state more than $100 million to fight the virus and ensures that Wisconsinites have access to necessary medications, vaccines and COVID-19 tests.

“Instead, the governor wants to keep the door open to closing places of worship. He wants full discretion over federal COVID funds without the people of Wisconsin having a voice through their elected representatives. He wants employers to force their workers to be vaccinated as a condition of their employment.

“By vetoing the bill, Governor Evers is saying no to getting more vaccinators in the pipeline by allowing dentists and pharmacy students to administer the vaccine. He is saying no to giving parents the ability to transfer their students to school districts that offer in-person learning. And he’s saying no to protecting schools and businesses from frivolous lawsuits.

“According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the state will now no longer be eligible to capture $6.5 million in federal enhanced Unemployment Insurance benefits. After months of poor management and a massive claims backlog at the Department of Workforce Development that left so many people struggling without benefits, it shows another oversight within the Evers administration.

“It is sad that Gov. Evers is playing games at the expense of disadvantaged people by putting $50 million in food assistance benefits in jeopardy should the court eliminate the unlawful public health emergency.

“The legislature sent the governor a bill approved by both houses that should have become law.”

A recap of the legislative activity leading up to the Senate’s vote yesterday can be found here.

Week-in-Review (1/30-2/5/21):

Week-In-Review “At-A-Glance”

 

  • Hospital admissions were down 95, -95, for the week ending February 5th.
  • Total number of ICU patients were down 26, -26, for the week ending February 5th.
  • Since December 25th there have been zero (0) patients at the Alternate Care Facility
  • There were 8,306 positive tests reported last week, which is down 1,438, -1,438, from the previous week.
  • There were 160 COVID-19 related deaths(57) less than the week prior.

 

Positive Test Results

 

There were 8,306 positive tests reported last week, which is down 1,438, -1,438 from the previous week.

  • An average of 1,186 positive test results per dayWas 1,392+/day the previous week.

 

Milwaukee county had the highest number of new positive cases, with 1,383 new positives, 195 less, -195 than the previous week.

  • Dane county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 780, which is 17 more, +17 than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were;
    • Waukesha county; 613 new cases, +34 more than the previous week
    • Brown county; 416 new cases, –82 less than the previous week
    • Outagamie county; 321 new cases, -38 less than the previous week

Deaths

 

  • There were 160 COVID-19 related deaths(57) less than the week prior.

 

 

 

 

    • Milwaukee county had 40 of the 160 deaths from the last week, which is +17 more than the number of deaths in the county reported the previous week.
      • Dane county reported 11 deaths, (6) less than the prior week;
      • Kenosha county reported 11 deaths, (1) less than the previous week;
      • Sheboygan county reported 9 deaths, +6 more than the previous week.
      • Rock county reported 8 deaths, +1 more than last week.

 

 

 

 

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