Average COVID-19 cases declined over the weekend as vaccine doses lessen – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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The seven-day average of daily COVID-19 cases declined daily over the weekend to just over 1,800 cases a day Monday, according to state Department of Health Services data. 

The seven-day average of daily vaccine doses also declined over the weekend. This is the first time the state is averaging fewer than 4,000 doses a day since the vaccine was first available. 

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported Monday that less than 1,000 patients remain hospitalized with COVID-19 and less than 300 remain in intensive care.  

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Latest COVID-19 numbers

  • New cases reported: 814
  • New deaths reported: 3
  • Number hospitalized: 926 (intensive care: 278); down 156 patients from a month ago
  • Seven-day average of daily cases: 1,822 (down 825 cases from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average of daily deaths: 13 (up 1 death from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 7.3%
  • Total cases since the start of pandemic: 781,479
  • Total deaths: 8,378

Latest vaccine numbers 

  • Total doses administered: 6,487,102
  • Daily doses administered: 306
  • Seven-day average of daily doses: 3,733
  • Residents who have received one dose: 3,355,381 (57.6% of the population)
  • Residents who are fully vaccinated: 3,198,475 (54.9% of the population)
  • Adults who have received one dose: 3,135,275 (68.8% of the 18+ population)
  • Adults who are fully vaccinated: 2,993,590 (65.7% of the 18+ population) 
  • Residents ages 12 to 15 with at least one dose: 142,192 (48% of age group)
  • Residents ages 16 to 17 with at least one dose: 77,850 (52.8% of age group)
  • Residents ages 18 to 24 with at least one dose: 288,664 (52.9% of age group)
  • Residents ages 25 to 34 with at least one dose: 425,827 (57.4% of age group)
  • Residents ages 35 to 44 with at least one dose: 462,295 (64.8% of age group)
  • Residents ages 45 to 54 with at least one dose: 470,425 (65.8% of age group)
  • Residents ages 55 to 64 with at least one dose: 611,252 (74.3% of age group)
  • Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 876,812 (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: 3,736
  • Cases of the beta (B.1.351) variant: 77
  • Cases of the delta (B.1.617.2) variant: 10,155 (100% of the tests sequenced in the week of Oct. 4)
  • Cases of the gamma (P.1) variant: 329

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

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