Wisconsin residents age 18 and younger testing positive for COVID-19 more than any other age group – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The seven-day average of daily COVID-19 cases increased to 9,696 cases Tuesday, the highest recorded total of cases since the beginning of the pandemic, according the state Department of Health Services data. 

Tuesday’s record is up nearly 3,200 cases from the previous peak in November 2020. 

During the week of Jan. 2, 11,467 Wisconsin residents age 18 or younger tested positive for COVID-19 — more than any other age group. 

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Latest COVID-19 numbers 

  • New cases reported: 12,305
  • New deaths reported, confirmed: 48
  • New deaths reported, probable: 4
  • Number hospitalized:  2,244 (intensive care: 486); up 564 patients from a month ago
  • Seven-day average of daily cases: 9,696 (up 6,295 cases from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average of confirmed daily deaths: 36
  • Seven-day average of new deaths reported within 30 days of death: 26 (up five deaths from a month ago)
  • Seven-day average positivity rate: 28.2% of all COVID-19 tests given
  • Total cases since the start of pandemic: 1,088,550
  • Total confirmed deaths: 10,382
  • Total probable deaths: 1,145

Latest vaccine numbers 

  • Total doses administered: 8,777,951
  • Daily doses administered: 10,868
  • Seven-day average of daily doses: 16,973
  • Total booster doses administered: 1,720,036
  • Daily booster doses administered: 7,011
  • Seven-day average of daily booster doses: 11,266
  • Residents who have received one dose: 3,647,378 (62.5% of the population)
  • Residents who are fully vaccinated: 3,413,300 (58.5% of the population)
  • Residents ages 5 to 11 with at least one dose: 109,877 (22.5% of age group) 
  • Residents ages 12 to 17 with at least one dose: 257,860 (58% of age group)
  • Residents ages 18 to 24 with at least one dose: 312,779 (57.4% of age group)
  • Residents ages 25 to 34 with at least one dose: 458,255 (61.8% of age group)
  • Residents ages 35 to 44 with at least one dose: 487,859 (67.6% of age group)
  • Residents ages 45 to 54 with at least one dose: 491,687 (70.4% of age group)
  • Residents ages 55 to 64 with at least one dose: 632,882 (77.2% of age group)
  • Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 896,162 (85.5% of age group)

Variant case sequencing

State and private labs regularly do further tests on a portion of positive COVID-19 samples to find the prevalence of different variants of the virus. The numbers below are just a fraction of the total number of variant cases. 

Delta variant was identified in 17.3% of tests sequenced during week starting Dec. 27.

Omicron variant was identified in 82.7% of tests sequenced during week starting Dec. 27.

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

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