The state Department of Health Services reported 25 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. The high death count follows Tuesday’s report of 39 new COVID-19 deaths.
The seven-day average of daily deaths is at 17 deaths a day, the highest average since February. The seven-day average dropped to as low as one a day in August.
Death totals on Tuesday are often high as a backlog of deaths from the weekend are reported.
The state does not report demographic information on deaths; however, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office reported 13 COVID-19 deaths so far this week.
Deaths this week in Milwaukee County range in age from 24 to 97 years old. All had underlying conditions except one person.
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Latest COVID-19 numbers
- New cases reported: 2,370
- New deaths reported: 25
- Number hospitalized: 1,170 (intensive care: 310); up 141 patients from a month ago
- Seven-day average of daily cases: 2,318 (up 839 cases from one month ago)
- Seven-day average of daily deaths: 17 (up four deaths from one month ago)
- Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 8.3%
- Total cases since the start of pandemic: 759,278
- Total deaths: 8,217
Latest vaccine numbers
- Total doses administered: 6,434,085
- Daily doses administered: 3,197
- Seven-day average of daily doses: 5,007
- Residents who have received one dose: 3,331,977 (57.2% of the population)
- Residents who are fully vaccinated: 3,172,673 (54.5% of the population)
- Adults who have received one dose: 3,114,741 (68.4% of the 18+ population)
- Adults who are fully vaccinated: 2,971,937 (65.2% of the 18+ population)
- Residents ages 12 to 15 with at least one dose: 140,040 (47.2% of age group)
- Residents ages 16 to 17 with at least one dose: 77,139 (52.3% of age group)
- Residents ages 18 to 24 with at least one dose: 285,513 (52.3% of age group)
- Residents ages 25 to 34 with at least one dose: 420,694 (56.8% of age group)
- Residents ages 35 to 44 with at least one dose: 458,331 (64.3% of age group)
- Residents ages 45 to 54 with at least one dose: 467,313 (65.3% of age group)
- Residents ages 55 to 64 with at least one dose: 608,609 (73.9% of age group)
- Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 874,281 (85.9% 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: 77
- Cases of the delta (B.1.617.2) variant: 8,358 (100% of the tests sequenced in the week of Sept. 27)
- Cases of the gamma (P.1) variant: 336