The 7-day average of daily COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin declined again – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The seven-day average of daily COVID-19 cases declined again on Friday to just under 2,200 cases. 

This is the sixth consecutive day average cases have declined in Wisconsin, moving the state closer to the numbers it was experiencing one month ago. 

The state discovered a discrepancy in its COVID-19 vaccination data and therefore the numbers were not updated Friday. The vaccination numbers below reflect Thursday’s totals. 

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Latest COVID-19 numbers

  • New cases reported: 2,399
  • New deaths reported: 9
  • Number hospitalized: 1,092 (intensive care: 292); up 297 patients from a month ago
  • Seven-day average of daily cases: 2,198 (up 336 cases from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average of daily deaths: 16 (up one death from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 8.2%
  • Total cases since the start of pandemic: 764,339
  • Total deaths: 8,239

Latest vaccine numbers (as of Thursday)

  • Total doses administered: 6,440,421
  • Daily doses administered: 3,208
  • Seven-day average of daily doses: 4,880
  • Residents who have received one dose: 3,334,926 (57.3% of the population)
  • Residents who are fully vaccinated: 3,175,994 (54.5% of the population)
  • Adults who have received one dose: 3,117,387 (68.4% of the 18+ population)
  • Adults who are fully vaccinated: 2,974,876 (65.3% of the 18+ population) 
  • Residents ages 12 to 15 with at least one dose: 140,267 (47.3% of age group)
  • Residents ages 16 to 17 with at least one dose: 77,216 (52.3% of age group)
  • Residents ages 18 to 24 with at least one dose: 285,922 (52.4% of age group)
  • Residents ages 25 to 34 with at least one dose: 421,290 (56.8% of age group)
  • Residents ages 35 to 44 with at least one dose: 458,786 (64.3% of age group)
  • Residents ages 45 to 54 with at least one dose: 467,693 (65.4% of age group)
  • Residents ages 55 to 64 with at least one dose: 608,923 (74% of age group)
  • Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 874,773 (86% of age group)

Variant cases of concern

The state Department of Health Services, 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: 77
  • Cases of the delta (B.1.617.2) variant: 8,679 (100% of the tests sequenced in the week of Oct. 4)
  • Cases of the gamma (P.1) variant: 336

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

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