Wisconsin COVID-19 case numbers continue drop, hospitalizations down – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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The seven-day average of daily COVID-19 cases declined again on Thursday, according to state Department of Health Services data. 

The seven-day average is now at 1,869 cases, down more than 1,000 cases from a month ago.

On Sept. 20, the state was averaging nearly 3,000 cases a day. 

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Latest COVID-19 numbers

  • New cases reported: 2,169
  • New deaths reported: 19
  • Number hospitalized: 1,011 (intensive care: 308); down 88 patients from a month ago
  • Seven-day average of daily cases: 1,869 (down 1,071 cases from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average of daily deaths: 11 (down one death from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 7.4%
  • Total cases since the start of pandemic: 775,142
  • Total deaths: 8,312

Latest vaccine numbers

  • Total doses administered: 6,471,561
  • Daily doses administered: 2,487
  • Seven-day average of daily doses: 4,076
  • Residents who have received one dose: 3,349,576 (57.5% of the population)
  • Residents who are fully vaccinated: 3,191,241 (54.8% of the population)
  • Adults who have received one dose: 3,130,269 (68.7% of the 18+ population)
  • Adults who are fully vaccinated: 2,987,496 (65.6% of the 18+ population) 
  • Residents ages 12 to 15 with at least one dose: 141,576 (47.8% of age group)
  • Residents ages 16 to 17 with at least one dose: 77,669 (52.6% of age group)
  • Residents ages 18 to 24 with at least one dose: 287,921 (52.7% of age group)
  • Residents ages 25 to 34 with at least one dose: 424,469 (57.3% of age group)
  • Residents ages 35 to 44 with at least one dose: 461,216 (64.7% of age group)
  • Residents ages 45 to 54 with at least one dose: 469,606 (65.7% of age group)
  • Residents ages 55 to 64 with at least one dose: 610,528 (74.2% of age group)
  • Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 876,529 (86.2% of age group)

Variant cases of concern

The state Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and other laboratory partners regularly perform whole genome sequencing on a portion of positive tests. The numbers below do not represent the total number of variant cases. 

  • Cases of the alpha (B.1.1.7) variant: 3,735
  • Cases of the beta (B.1.351) variant: 77
  • Cases of the delta (B.1.617.2) variant: 9,929 (100% of the tests sequenced in the week of Oct. 4)
  • Cases of the gamma (P.1) variant: 336

Contact Drake Bentley at (414) 391-5647 or DBentley1@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DrakeBentleyMJS

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