More than 1,100 people hospitalized with COVID-19 across Wisconsin – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Indiana man wound up in hospital, wants everyone to get COVID vaccine

Mark Green, a COVID-19 patient regrets not getting vaccinated on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield Ind.

Michelle Pemberton, Indianapolis Star

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported more than 1,150 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state.

More than 300 of those are receiving intensive care. 

At the peak of the pandemic in late 2020, more than 2,000 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. That number began dropping sharply in January as vaccines became available.

For a couple of weeks in late June and early July, fewer than 100 people were hospitalized with the disease.

Then hospitalizations began ticking up again. No fewer than 1,100 people have been hospitalized since Oct. 2. 

According to the Wisconsin Hospital Association website, 98 intensive care beds are immediately available, 589 patients are using a ventilator and nearly 1,900 ventilators remain available for use. 

Track COVID and the vaccine in Wisconsin: Track the latest data on cases, deaths and our pace on vaccines

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Latest COVID-19 numbers

  • New cases reported: 3,092
  • New deaths reported: 11
  • Number hospitalized: 1,162 (intensive care: 307); up 123 patients from a month ago
  • Seven-day average of daily cases: 2,590 (up 1,014 cases from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average of daily deaths: 11 (up three deaths from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 8.8%
  • Total cases since the start of pandemic: 748,854
  • Total deaths: 8,107

Latest vaccine numbers

  • Total doses administered: 6,407,249
  • Daily doses administered: 3,760
  • Seven-day average of daily doses: 5,015
  • Residents who have received one dose: 3,321,986 (57.1% of the population)
  • Residents who are fully vaccinated: 3,157,251 (54.2% of the population)
  • Adults who have received one dose: 3,105,976 (68.2% of the 18+ population)
  • Adults who are fully vaccinated: 2,958,890 (64.9% of the 18+ population) 
  • Residents ages 12 to 15 with at least one dose: 139,123 (46.9% of age group)
  • Residents ages 16 to 17 with at least one dose: 76,832 (52.1% of age group)
  • Residents ages 18 to 24 with at least one dose: 284,244 (52.1% of age group)
  • Residents ages 25 to 34 with at least one dose: 418,595 (56.5% of age group)
  • Residents ages 35 to 44 with at least one dose: 456,507 (64% of age group)
  • Residents ages 45 to 54 with at least one dose: 465,955 (65.1% of age group)
  • Residents ages 55 to 64 with at least one dose: 607,460 (73.8% of age group)
  • Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 873,215 (85.8% of age group)

Variant cases of concern

DHS, 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: 3,735
  • Cases of the beta (B.1.351) variant: 76
  • Cases of the delta (B.1.617.2) variant: 6,961 (100% of the tests sequenced in the week of Sept. 27)
  • Cases of the gamma (P.1) variant: 336

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

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