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MKE County: COVID-19 Level Increasing In Milwaukee
MKE County

COVID-19 Level Increasing In Milwaukee

City of Milwaukee experiencing "extreme transmission" of disease.

MKE County: Daily New COVID-19 Cases Remain High
MKE County

Daily New COVID-19 Cases Remain High

There was one death due to COVID-19 this past week.

MKE County: New COVID-19 Cases Down Slightly This Past Week
MKE County

New COVID-19 Cases Down Slightly This Past Week

But, the number of cases are still remain within the larger trend showing a plateau.

MKE County: County Sees “Plateau” In New COVID-19 Cases
MKE County

County Sees “Plateau” In New COVID-19 Cases

Case numbers remain much higher than they were in late March and early April.

MKE County: COVID-19 Cases Show Slight Decrease
MKE County

COVID-19 Cases Show Slight Decrease

There were two deaths due to COVID-19 this past week.

MKE County: New COVID-19 Cases May Be Plateauing
MKE County

New COVID-19 Cases May Be Plateauing

Vaccination levels have also plateaued in Milwaukee County.

MKE County: COVID-19 Indicators Point to Increasing Disease Burden
MKE County

COVID-19 Indicators Point to Increasing Disease Burden

New cases were on the rise throughout the month of November.

Pandemic Surging As Holidays Begin

Pandemic Surging As Holidays Begin

Wisconsin sixth-worst in nation. Too many haven’t gotten COVID-19 vaccine, officials warn.

MKE County: COVID-19 Rising in Milwaukee County
MKE County

COVID-19 Rising in Milwaukee County

Latest data shows increased transmission of COVID-19.

MKE County: COVID-19 Declining Countywide
MKE County

COVID-19 Declining Countywide

Key indicators of disease all point to a sustained decline in COVID-19.

MKE County: COVID-19 Disease Remains At High Level
MKE County

COVID-19 Disease Remains At High Level

The surge that began more than two months ago persists.

MKE County: COVID-19 Case Burden Remains High
MKE County

COVID-19 Case Burden Remains High

Despite the disease trending down at nationally.

Vaccination of North Side Youth Lags Behind County Average

Vaccination of North Side Youth Lags Behind County Average

High school students discuss the vaccine, hesitancy and school during COVID-19.

MKE County: COVID-19 Cases Still High in Milwaukee County
MKE County

COVID-19 Cases Still High in Milwaukee County

The latest surge is producing cases among children nearly on par with the largest surge of the pandemic.

MKE County: Children Are Rising Share of COVID-19 Cases
MKE County

Children Are Rising Share of COVID-19 Cases

Report shows hospitalizations of children with COVID-19 have increased.

MKE County: COVID-19 Holding At High Levels
MKE County

COVID-19 Holding At High Levels

243 people hospitalized in county, hospital beds at 95% capacity, staff shortages an issue.

MKE County: COVID-19 Transmission Going Down
MKE County

COVID-19 Transmission Going Down

But disease levels and case numbers are still high. And hospitalizations are rising.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rising in State

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rising in State

Milwaukee's rise may have hit a plateau, but low vaccination rate continues to cause state and local surge.

MKE County: 102 Hospitalized With COVID-19 Last Week
MKE County

102 Hospitalized With COVID-19 Last Week

The past week saw more than 1,500 new cases.

MKE County: COVID-19 Cases Rapidly Increasing
MKE County

COVID-19 Cases Rapidly Increasing

The county's weekly case rate is 18 times higher than one month ago.

Milwaukee County’s Public Health Officers Recommend Universal Masking in Schools
Press Release

Milwaukee County’s Public Health Officers Recommend Universal Masking in Schools

As Delta variant cases surge, data shows fourteen-fold increase in cases among children

MKE County: COVID-19 On the Decline
MKE County

COVID-19 On the Decline

COVID-19 at historically low levels in Milwaukee area.

MKE County: COVID-19 Cases at Historic Low
MKE County

COVID-19 Cases at Historic Low

But transmission of COVID-19 rose in early June.

MKE County: Child COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Rising
MKE County

Child COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Rising

Disease burden declines as the number of vaccinations increases.

MKE County: Milwaukee Has Lowest Case Count Since Early Pandemic
MKE County

Milwaukee Has Lowest Case Count Since Early Pandemic

The rate of vaccination among Black and Hispanic residents increased during past month.

MKE County: COVID-19 Declining in Milwaukee
MKE County

COVID-19 Declining in Milwaukee

Local data shows declining cases and community suppression of COVID-19.

MKE County: New COVID-19 Cases Decreasing
MKE County

New COVID-19 Cases Decreasing

Transmission of the disease is going down in the city of Milwaukee.

MKE County: COVID-19 Transmission Rising Slightly
MKE County

COVID-19 Transmission Rising Slightly

Cases and transmission are higher in the city than the suburbs.

MKE County: Local COVID-19 Curve Flattening Among Adults
MKE County

Local COVID-19 Curve Flattening Among Adults

Meanwhile, cases continue to rise among children, particularly in the city.

MKE County: COVID-19 Increasing in the City
MKE County

COVID-19 Increasing in the City

The rising rate of COVID-19 is most pronounced in the Black community.

MKE County: Children Contributing to Rising COVID-19
MKE County

Children Contributing to Rising COVID-19

Particularly in the city of Milwaukee.

MKE County: COVID-19 Cases Rising Among Children and Adults
MKE County

COVID-19 Cases Rising Among Children and Adults

High level of vaccination among vulnerable age groups has deaths at all-time low.

MKE County: COVID-19 Still Rising in Milwaukee
MKE County

COVID-19 Still Rising in Milwaukee

Major indicators of disease continue to point to growing COVID-19 in Milwaukee.

MKE County: COVID-19 Cases Rising in Milwaukee
MKE County

COVID-19 Cases Rising in Milwaukee

County trend reflects a rise in new cases statewide.

MKE County: COVID-19 Trends Stable in Milwaukee
MKE County

COVID-19 Trends Stable in Milwaukee

Cases and transmission have plateaued at the lowest levels since summer 2020.

MKE County: COVID-19 Cases Not Rising, Not Falling
MKE County

COVID-19 Cases Not Rising, Not Falling

The plateau in new disease continues, but key indicators show the community headed in the right direction.

MKE County: COVID-19 No Longer Declining in Milwaukee
MKE County

COVID-19 No Longer Declining in Milwaukee

Transmission rate rises slightly even as deaths down and many getting vaccinated.

MKE County: COVID-19 Declining to Summer Levels
MKE County

COVID-19 Declining to Summer Levels

Daily new cases are reaching levels last seen during late-summer lull in 2020.

MKE County: COVID-19 Continues to Decline
MKE County

COVID-19 Continues to Decline

But the rise of new variant raises worries that this won't last.

MKE County: New COVID-19 Cases Declining
MKE County

New COVID-19 Cases Declining

But County's transmission rate continues to tick up, threatening current virus suppression.

Bucks, Brewers Prepare Pandemic Safety Plans

Bucks, Brewers Prepare Pandemic Safety Plans

Bucks' plan submitted to city health department include 25% capacity at Fiserv Forum.

MKE County: COVID-19 Transmission Ticks Up in Milwaukee
MKE County

COVID-19 Transmission Ticks Up in Milwaukee

New case numbers are going down, but small changes in data trends point to a rise in transmission.

MKE County: COVID-19 Cases Decreasing in Milwaukee County
MKE County

COVID-19 Cases Decreasing in Milwaukee County

County saw half of all COVID-19 deaths in last three months.

MKE County: COVID-19 Being Suppressed Countywide
MKE County

COVID-19 Being Suppressed Countywide

New daily cases are going down and the transmission rate indicates community suppression.

MKE County: COVID-19 Upward Trend Continues
MKE County

COVID-19 Upward Trend Continues

After trending down throughout December, cases are on the rise.

GOP Legislators Criticize State’s Vaccine Rollout

GOP Legislators Criticize State’s Vaccine Rollout

Republicans want faster, wider rollout. Evers says state needs more vaccine.

MKE County: COVID-19 Spread Increasing Again
MKE County

COVID-19 Spread Increasing Again

Disease spread was trending downward, but is now accelerating.

MKE County: COVID-19 Trending Down, Deaths Still High
MKE County

COVID-19 Trending Down, Deaths Still High

Data shows new cases going down, but deaths remain high.

MKE County: Officials “Cautiously Optimistic” About Stabilizing Case Numbers
MKE County

Officials “Cautiously Optimistic” About Stabilizing Case Numbers

Public health officials are worried that dropping case numbers are a data problem, and not actually a lessening burden of disease.

MKE County: After Stabilizing, COVID-19 Could Be Rising
MKE County

After Stabilizing, COVID-19 Could Be Rising

COVID-19 cases have trended down in recent weeks. Now signs show it could be heading back up.

MKE County: COVID-19’s Spread Not Slowing Down
MKE County

COVID-19’s Spread Not Slowing Down

COVID-19's spread continues to accelerate, as hospital resources dwindle.

Thanksgiving Could Worsen State’s Pandemic

Thanksgiving Could Worsen State’s Pandemic

Public health officials offer ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during the holidays.

MKE County: Spread of COVID-19 Accelerating
MKE County

Spread of COVID-19 Accelerating

Hospital systems are being pushed close to their limits.

MKE County: COVID-19 Deaths Increasing
MKE County

COVID-19 Deaths Increasing

The current rate of disease is unsustainable for local hospitals.

MKE County: COVID-19 Trending Terribly in Milwaukee
MKE County

COVID-19 Trending Terribly in Milwaukee

Cases are rising and show no sign of slowing down.

More COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations in Milwaukee Now Than Ever Before

More COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations in Milwaukee Now Than Ever Before

Cases and hospitalizations are rising, but not deaths.

MKE County: Rapid Increase of COVID-19 in Milwaukee
MKE County

Rapid Increase of COVID-19 in Milwaukee

Transmission rate and positive testing rate shoot back up.

MKE County: Hospitalizations Going Up, Transmission Rate Going Down
MKE County

Hospitalizations Going Up, Transmission Rate Going Down

Milwaukee still has a high disease burden, but signs of slowing emerge.

MKE County: COVID-19 Numbers Approaching Recent Peak
MKE County

COVID-19 Numbers Approaching Recent Peak

Not enough testing being accessed in the City of Milwaukee.

MKE County: It’s Not College Students Driving Disease
MKE County

It’s Not College Students Driving Disease

Young people, aged 25-39, are pushing the spread of COVID-19 right now.

COVID-19 Increasing in Milwaukee County, Again

COVID-19 Increasing in Milwaukee County, Again

Data shows a spike in cases and transmission of the coronavirus. Presumed cause is universities.

MKE County: COVID-19 Spread Stable, But Testing Declining
MKE County

COVID-19 Spread Stable, But Testing Declining

Young people continue to drive transmission. Health officials concerned by low testing numbers.

MKE County: COVID-19 Positivity Rate Higher in Children Than Adults
MKE County

COVID-19 Positivity Rate Higher in Children Than Adults

Parents sending COVID-19 positive children to school, obstructing disease investigations.

County Seeing Downward COVID-19 Trend

County Seeing Downward COVID-19 Trend

Major indicators show disease declining in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County Continues To Suppress COVID-19

Milwaukee County Continues To Suppress COVID-19

COVID-19 is going down locally.

Milwaukee County Currently Suppressing COVID-19

Milwaukee County Currently Suppressing COVID-19

New cases continue to go down as R-value is below 1.

Milwaukee’s COVID-19 Cases, Transmission Rate Dropping

Milwaukee’s COVID-19 Cases, Transmission Rate Dropping

But we can't let up now, or we risk losing what little progress has been made.

Daily COVID-19 Growth Slowing in Milwaukee County

Daily COVID-19 Growth Slowing in Milwaukee County

But deaths and hospitalizations are growing.

Milwaukee County Suburbs Posting Record COVID-19 Case Counts

Milwaukee County Suburbs Posting Record COVID-19 Case Counts

Public Health officer says personal decisions on mask wearing and social distancing can affect local disease rates.

COVID-19 Growing Fastest in Suburbs

COVID-19 Growing Fastest in Suburbs

Milwaukee County suburbs outpacing city in transmission rate, but both are climbing.

COVID-19 Case Rate Increasing In County

COVID-19 Case Rate Increasing In County

A key indicator changed to red as the positive case rate rises among younger people.

COVID-19 Cases Exploding Among Younger Population

COVID-19 Cases Exploding Among Younger Population

COVID-19 in Milwaukee County appears stable, for now. But the disease remains widespread and is not being suppressed.

County Seeing Uptick in Positive COVID-19 Tests

County Seeing Uptick in Positive COVID-19 Tests

Young people are seeing an increase in cases of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Metrics Trending Positively in Milwaukee County

COVID-19 Metrics Trending Positively in Milwaukee County

But cases surging among teenagers and young adults.

Bars and Restaurants Can Reopen Friday in Milwaukee

Bars and Restaurants Can Reopen Friday in Milwaukee

Revised order will loosen restrictions

COVID-19 Spreading Faster Out State Than In Milwaukee County

COVID-19 Spreading Faster Out State Than In Milwaukee County

COVID-19 cases are growing slower in Milwaukee County, compared to the WOW counties and the rest of the state.

Hispanics Now Have Greatest Number of COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee

Hispanics Now Have Greatest Number of COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee

Also, county's poorest are more than 2.5 times as likely to contract COVID-19.

Milwaukee Releases Five Criteria To Open Up

Milwaukee Releases Five Criteria To Open Up

Barrett and Kowalik have phased plan to reopen city. Revised order allows gyms to open.

Milwaukee Allows Salons, Barbershops To Reopen

Milwaukee Allows Salons, Barbershops To Reopen

New order is similar to the order issued by Milwaukee suburbs Wednesday night.

National Guard Tests 1,919 at City Sites

National Guard Tests 1,919 at City Sites

'Phenomenal' response to two COVID-19 test sites yesterday, more guard members had to be added.

Election’s Impact on County’s COVID-19 Cases Unclear

Election’s Impact on County’s COVID-19 Cases Unclear

Final report shows 54 cases, but might be low or high, many questions remain.

Milwaukee County Struggling To Pass COVID-19 Peak

Milwaukee County Struggling To Pass COVID-19 Peak

After a peak in early April there was a drop in COVID-19 transmission, but the rate again climbed

Officials Want Physicians To Request More COVID-19 Tests

Officials Want Physicians To Request More COVID-19 Tests

Testing capacity is more than triple what's being requested. Officials want doctors to test more people.

Daily: 166 New Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 3,721 Total
Daily

166 New Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 3,721 Total

Death toll reaches 182