COVID-19 Cases Rising Again
1,968 new cases of COVID-19 this past week.
The number of new cases of COVID-19 is rising again in Milwaukee County, and has been for the past several weeks.
A weekly COVID-19 report produced by epidemiologists and faculty from the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee and public health officials shows that there were 1,968 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents from May 11-17. This is up slightly from 1,768 cases the week prior.
Among children, there were 467 new cases this past week up from 438 the week prior.
There were 115 adults hospitalized with COVID-19 this past week, up from 93 the week prior. There were 14 children hospitalized, up from 13 the week prior.
There were, however, no deaths due to COVID-19 identified this past week.
The positivity rate, which measures what percentage of tests come back positive for COVID-19, is also rising. This past week positivity was 14.8% up from 13.3% the week prior. This data only includes laboratory PCR tests and not rapid antigen tests or home tests.
The latest reproduction number for the county, from May 4-11, shows the county has not been suppressing the disease. That, 1.253, indicates that, on average, each identified case of COVID-19 will transmit the disease to more than one other person.
In Milwaukee County, 61% of the population that is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine is completely vaccinated, and 58.6% of booster eligible residents have received one, according to a countywide vaccine report.
Read the weekly report here. Read the kids report here. Read the vaccine 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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