COVID Going Down, Vaccinations Up
Once children aged 12 to 15 years became eligible, county's vaccination rate began to rise again.
New COVID-19 cases are falling and new vaccinations are rising in Milwaukee County.
The number of daily new cases continues to steadily decrease along with several other key indicators of disease. Meanwhile, for the first time in weeks, the vaccination rate in the county is rising.
Like the rest of the state, the rate of vaccination began to drop off in Milwaukee County in approximately mid-April. Beginning approximately two weeks ago, the average number of daily vaccinations began to rise, shortly after eligibility was expanded to children aged 12 to 15.
New cases are also falling across the county, in both the city and the suburbs, and there have been zero deaths in the county due to COVID-19 for the past two weeks.
The transmission rate, which measures how many people on average are likely to become infected by a single case of COVID-19, remains below 1.0, which means the community is suppressing the disease.
The positivity rate, the percentage of tests that come back positive for COVID-19, has been dropping for the past several weeks. This past week it was 2.8%. The week before that it was 3.1%.
Black residents are also the least vaccinated as a group in the county. White residents have the highest rate of vaccination, Asian American residents have the second highest rate of vaccination and Hispanic residents have the third highest rate of vaccination.
Read the weekly report here. read the children’s report here. Read the vaccination report here.
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More about the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Milwaukee County Announces New Policies Related to COVID-19 Pandemic - County Executive David Crowley - May 9th, 2023
- DHS Details End of Emergency COVID-19 Response - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Apr 26th, 2023
- Milwaukee Health Department Announces Upcoming Changes to COVID-19 Services - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Mar 17th, 2023
- Fitzgerald Applauds Passage of COVID-19 Origin Act - U.S. Rep Scott Fitzgerald - Mar 10th, 2023
- DHS Expands Free COVID-19 Testing Program - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Feb 10th, 2023
- MKE County: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rising - Graham Kilmer - Jan 16th, 2023
- Not Enough Getting Bivalent Booster Shots, State Health Officials Warn - Gaby Vinick - Dec 26th, 2022
- Nearly All Wisconsinites Age 6 Months and Older Now Eligible for Updated COVID-19 Vaccine - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Dec 15th, 2022
- City of Milwaukee Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Update - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Dec 9th, 2022
- MKE County: COVID-19 Disease Burden Remains Stable - Graham Kilmer - Nov 25th, 2022
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