COVID-19 case count declining in Wisconsin, but hospitalizations remain above 500

Emergency department nurse intern Elizabeth Camacho does triage on a patient at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus, Milwaukee. Health care workers know that in the emergency department, they aren't really able to care for underlying issues that affect a patient's overall health.
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The seven-day average of daily COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin is down more than 150 cases from last month. However, hospitalizations in the state continue to reach new highs for this summer.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported 522 COVID patients in Wisconsin hospitals on Friday — that number reached as high as 540 patients on Thursday.

For context, the state reported 424 patients on July 12, and as low as 136 patients in April. The high mark for hospitalizations was 2,278 patients in January, during the omicron surge.

Track COVID and the vaccine in Wisconsin: See the latest data on cases, deaths and administered doses

Latest COVID-19 numbers

  • New cases reported (Friday): 1,597

  • New deaths reported (Friday), confirmed: 13

  • New deaths reported (Friday), probable: 2

  • New deaths reported (this week), confirmed: 30

  • New deaths reported (this week), probable: 4

  • Number hospitalized: 522 (intensive care: 76); up 98 patients from a month ago

  • Seven-day average of daily cases: 1,548 (up 84 cases from one month ago)

  • Seven-day average of confirmed daily deaths: 4 (up 2 deaths from a month ago)

  • Seven-day average of new deaths reported within 30 days of death: 2 (down 1 death from a month ago)

  • Seven-day average positivity rate: 13.9% of all COVID-19 tests given

  • Total cases since the start of pandemic: 1,587,799

  • Total confirmed deaths: 13,268

  • Total probable deaths: 1,712

Latest vaccine numbers

  • Total doses administered: 10,048,432

  • Daily doses administered: 2,397

  • Seven-day average of daily doses: 2,535

  • Weekly doses administered: 13,112 (as of Friday)

  • Total booster doses administered: 2,619,349

  • Daily booster doses administered: 1,894

  • Seven-day average of daily booster doses: 2,015

  • Residents who have received one dose: 3,771,934 (64.7% of the population)

  • Residents who are fully vaccinated: 3,588,410 (61.5% of the population)

  • Residents who have received a booster dose: 2,057,684 (35.3% of the population)

  • Residents ages 5 to 11 with at least one dose: 141,015 (28.9% of age group)

  • Residents ages 12 to 17 with at least one dose: 277,057 (62.4% of age group)

  • Residents ages 18 to 24 with at least one dose: 332,956 (61.2% of age group)

  • Residents ages 25 to 34 with at least one dose: 481,198 (64.9% of age group)

  • Residents ages 35 to 44 with at least one dose: 503,294 (69.7% of age group)

  • Residents ages 45 to 54 with at least one dose: 503,154 (72% of age group)

  • Residents ages 55 to 64 with at least one dose: 642,095 (78.3% of age group)

  • Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 891,109 (85% of age group)

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

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