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Wisconsin Update #231 (3-1-21) Week-In-Review


Weekend Update and Week In Review


Current data as of 3/1/21 AM (Weekend)


  • Hospital admissions were down 14, (14) for the weekend.
  • Total number of ICU patients were down 16, -16, for the weekend.
  • Since December 25th there have been zero (0) patients at the Alternate Care Facility
  • There were 1,153 positive tests reported over the weekend, which is 577+/day, lower than last week’s 7-day average of 615+/day
  • There were 13 COVID-19 related deaths reported over the weekend, 0 on Sunday (which is the 3rd time since 2/20 0 deaths were reported).
Week In Review


  • 304 Hospital Admissions, 89 patients in ICU, 0 patients at the Alternate Care Facility
    • Hospital admissions are down 66 for the week (-66).
    • The total number of ICU patients decreased by 7 (-7) for the week.
    • The total number of patients at the ACF has remained at 0 since December 25th.
  • Cumulatively there have been 562,807 positive tests in Wisconsin:
      • 4,311 positive tests reported last week, which is down 132, -132, from the previous week.  
      • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 615+/day. (7-day average was 635+/day last week)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 6,399 in Wisconsin. 
      • 132 COVID-19 related deaths+16 more than the week prior.
      • The 7-day average for deaths is now 19 deaths/day. (7-day average was 17 deaths/day last week)
  • 548,040 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (97.4%), 8,209 cases are still considered active (1.5%) and 6,399 patients have died (1.1%). (last updated by DHS on 2/26)  

Vaccine Distribution:


  •  Vaccine Distribution (as of 2/26/21)
    • 1,625,875 vaccine doses allocated to Wisconsin (+215,575 more than week prior)
    • 1,267,105 vaccines have been ordered (+208,380 more than week prior)
    • 208,380 vaccines in transit (+51,155 more than week prior)
    • 1,340,694 vaccines have been administered (an increase of +220,989 since last week)
    • 443,026 Wisconsinites have received the two dose series of the current vaccines. (An increase of +128,264 since last week)


  • Since 65+ is the newest eligible population, and the population the state wanted to achieve progress on before moving to the next set of eligible populations, below is an update on the status of that population.




DHS Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on March 1


The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that effective today, March 1st, new groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The newly eligible groups in priority order are:

  • education and child care staff
  • people enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs
  • some public-facing essential workers
  • non-frontline essential health care personnel, and
  • facility staff and residents in congregate living settings

(link to group descriptions)


According to the release, although all of these groups are eligible on March 1, educators and child care providers should anticipate receiving vaccine in March and early April, and the remaining groups should plan to be vaccinated in April and May.


DHS has launched a map identifying vaccinators who have been allocated vaccines for the current two-week period to assist eligible populations in connecting to a vaccinator.


Week-in-Review (2/20-2/26/21):


Positive Test Results


There were 4,311 positive tests reported last week, which is down 137, -137 from the previous week.

  • An average of 615 positive test results per dayWas 635+/day the previous week.





Milwaukee county had the highest number of new positive cases, with 654 new positives, 46 more, +46 more than the previous week.

  • Dane county came in with the second highest number of new cases, 521, which is 99 less, -99 than the previous week.
  • Rounding out the top five counties with the most positive new cases were;
    • Waukesha county; 314 new cases, +14 more than the previous week
    • Outagamie county; 207 new cases, +58 more than the previous week
    • Brown county; 146 new cases, -39 less than the previous week






  • There were 132 COVID-19 related deaths, +16 more than the week prior.




    • Jefferson county had 35 of the 132 deaths from the last week, which is +34 more than the number of deaths in the county reported the previous week.
      • Waukesha county reported 12 deaths, +8 more than the prior week;
      • Brown county reported 11 deaths, +2 more than the previous week;
      • Milwaukee county reported 10 deaths, (25) less than the previous week.
      • Racine and Rock county each reported 6 deaths.




Updated Charts as of 2/26/21

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