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State sees jump in number of kids age 12-15 receiving first COVID-19 shot

Vaccine numbers provided by the DHS show the state is now averaging fewer than 20,000 people completing the vaccine series per day
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Updated: May. 15, 2021 at 3:05 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin health officials report more than 3 out of 100 children (3.1%) age 12 to 15 in Wisconsin have already received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine - a total of 9,079 kids. This comes just two days after the age group became eligible to receive the vaccination in Wisconsin.

An additional 5,623 children between the ages of 12-15 in Wisconsin (or 1.9%) received their first dose of the vaccine since Friday’s report, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). On Friday, 3,456 children who were between 12-15 years old (equaling 1.2%) had received a dose of the vaccine. Keep in mind those numbers may change due to being under-reported, as vaccinators’ reports are still coming in to the state since vaccinations just opened up to this age group on Thursday.

In comparison, according to the DHS, the percentage of those who received the first vaccine dose since Friday’s report increased by just 0.1% or 0.2% in all other age groups.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s seven-day average of residents completing their COVID-19 vaccine series is continuing to drop, despite everyone who is at least 12 years of age being eligible to receive a vaccination.

As of Saturday, according to numbers provided by the DHS, the average for those completing the vaccine series dropped below 20,000 (19,260) for the first time since March 30, when the average was 19,818.

So far, health officials say 45.2% of all Wisconsin residents received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine -- 2,631,948 people -- and 39.2% have completed their vaccination regimen -- 2,284,309 people.

Vaccinations are now approved for 86% of the state’s population (children under 12 account for the rest).

Vaccinations by age group:

  • 12-15: 3.1% received a dose/0.0% completed
  • 16-17: 27.9% received a dose/19.2% completed
  • 18-24: 34.9% received a dose/27.3% completed
  • 25-34: 41.3% received a dose/34.0% completed
  • 35-44: 49.6% received a dose/41.8% completed
  • 45-54: 51.9% received a dose/44.0% completed
  • 55-64: 62.9% received a dose/54.5% completed
  • 65+: 82.8% received a dose/77.9% completed

Vaccinations by gender:

  • Female: 48.5% received a dose/42.7% completed
  • Male: 41.2% received a dose/35.2% completed

Vaccinators have administered more than 4.8 million doses (4,852,017) since December 13. Vaccination totals in WBAY’s viewing area are listed in a table below.

SATURDAY’S COUNTY VACCINATION TOTALS

County (Population + Health region)Received at least 1 dose (% of pop.)Completed (% of pop.)
Brown (264,542) (NE)117,732 (44.5%)106,206 (40.1%)
Calumet (50,089) (FV)20,204 (40.3%)17,693 (35.3%)
Dodge (87,839)31,807 (36.2%)28,075 (32.0%)
Door (27,668) (NE)16,902 (61.1%)15,576 (56.3%)
Fond du Lac (103,403) (SE)39,853 (38.5%)35,457 (34.3%)
Forest (9,004)3,548 (39.4%)3,301 (36.7%)
Florence (4,295) (NE)1,749 (40.7%)1,615 (37.6%)
Green Lake (18,913) (FV)7,483 (39.6%)6,763 (35.8%)
Kewaunee (20,434) (NE)7,766 (38.0%)7,201 (35.2%)
Manitowoc (78,981) (NE)33,918 (42.9%)30,674 (38.8%)
Marinette (40,350) (NE)15,305 (37.9%)13,704 (34.0%)
Menominee (4,556) (FV)2,061 (45.2%)1,891 (41.5%)
Oconto (37,930) (NE)14,524 (38.3%)13,369 (35.2%)
Outagamie (187,885) (FV)82,119 (43.7%)70,542 (37.5%)
Shawano (40,899) (FV)13,564 (33.2%)12,165 (29.7%)
Sheboygan (115,340) (SE)50,257 (43.6%)44,370 (38.5%)
Waupaca (50,990) (FV)19,379 (38.0%)17,005 (33.3%)
Waushara (24,443) (FV)7,736 (31.6%)7,061 (28.9%)
Winnebago (171,907) (FV)72,824 (42.4%)64,008 (37.2%)
NORTHEAST REGION (474,200) (NE)207,896 (43.8%)188,345 (39.7%)
FOX VALLEY REGION (549,682) (FV)225,370 (41.0%)197,128 (35.9%)
WISCONSIN (5,822,434)2,631,948 (45.2%)2,284,309 (39.2%)

State health officials are promoting the CDC’s Vaccine Finder website to make it easier to find and schedule appointments near you.

CLICK HERE for the First Alert Vaccine Team’s guide to vaccine clinics and vaccinators, including phone numbers and websites to make appointments and information on free rides to appointments.

CLICK HERE to track vaccine data in Wisconsin

Cases and Deaths

More than 3.5 million people in Wisconsin have been tested at least once for the COVID-19 virus since February 5, 2020. The state reported 4,308 test results came back on people who were never tested or never tested positive before, and 550 came back positive across 63 counties.

The state’s COVID-19 death toll increased by four Saturday for a total of 6,958, or 1.15% of all cases. Those death were reported in three counties - Dodge, Racine and Waukesha. County case and death totals are being updated later in this article. Wisconsin’s seven day death average has dropped back into the single digits (8) after four straight days of double digits.

Meanwhile, the 7-day case average increased Saturday after dropping daily for the past 13 days. The average increased from 444 to 448 Saturday. The DHS reports the positivity rate -- the percentage of all tests coming back positive, including people tested multiple times – is at 19.4% as of Friday.

Wisconsin hospitals reported 65 more COVID-19 patients were admitted since Friday morning, the same increase as the day before. Five percent of all coronavirus cases have resulted in hospitalization. The state is averaging 59 hospital admissions a day.

The percentage of cases which are still active -- that is, diagnosed in the past 30 days and not medically cleared – held steady from Friday at 1.2% of all cases. This doesn’t include the so-called “long haulers” who are considered recovered but may feel lingering effects from their infection, such as fatigue or “brain fog.”

Since February 5, 2020, the DHS reports 3,508,069 people were tested in Wisconsin at least once for the coronavirus. Out of these:

  • 605,926 tested positive for the COVID-19 virus
  • 30,189 were hospitalized (5.0%)
  • 6,958 died (1.15%)
  • 591,262 are considered recovered (97.6%)
  • 7,440 are active cases (1.2%)

HOSPITAL READINESS

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reports there are 325 patients in the state’s 136 hospitals, with 84 of those in intensive care Saturday. That’s one fewer patient in hospitals overall compared to Friday, but five more in ICU. The state reports new admissions each day, but the WHA’s daily figures take hospital discharges and deaths into account.

Fox Valley hospitals were treating six COVID-19 patients, two fewer than Friday. For the sixth day in a row, the WHA reports Valley hospitals don’t have any COVID-19 patients in ICU.

The Northeast region’s hospitals were treating 34 COVID-19 patients, with 7 in ICU. That’s one more patient in ICU since Friday and 3 more patients overall than Friday.

For hospital readiness, the WHA reports 260 intensive care beds (19.13% of the state’s ICU beds) and 2,064 of all beds (18.47%) -- ICU, intermediate care, medical surgical and negative-flow isolation -- are available in the state’s hospitals.

The Fox Valley’s 13 hospitals have just seven open ICU beds (6.73%) among them and a total of 107 available beds (12.54%).

The Northeast region’s 10 hospitals have 41 open ICU beds (19.8%) and 220 beds of all types (23.01%) available.

These beds are for all patients, not just COVID-19. While we use terms like “available” or “open,” a hospital bed can only be occupied if there’s enough staffing to care for the patient, including doctors, nurses and food services.

SATURDAY’S COUNTY CASE AND DEATH TOTALS (counties with new cases or deaths are indicated in bold) *

Wisconsin

  • Adams – 1,751 cases (+2) (12 deaths)
  • Ashland – 1,264 cases (15 deaths)
  • Barron – 5,827 cases (+12) (82 deaths)
  • Bayfield - 1,152 cases (+2) (19 deaths)
  • Brown – 31,664 cases (+10) (244 deaths)
  • Buffalo – 1,368 cases (+3) (7 deaths)
  • Burnett – 1,397 cases (+8) (22 deaths)
  • Calumet – 5,807 cases (+7) (51 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 7,405 cases (+6) (94 deaths)
  • Clark – 3,266 cases (+2) (59 deaths)
  • Columbia – 5,459 cases (+6) (57 deaths)
  • Crawford – 1,723 cases (18 deaths)
  • Dane – 44,754 (+50) (306 deaths)
  • Dodge – 11,893 cases (+14) (165 deaths) (+1)
  • Door – 2,615 cases (+1) (22 deaths)
  • Douglas – 4,067 cases (+3) (39 deaths)
  • Dunn – 4,662 cases (+1) (32 deaths)
  • Eau Claire – 11,551 cases (+8) (107 deaths)
  • Florence - 448 cases (13 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 12,456 cases (+18) (111 deaths)
  • Forest - 961 cases (23 deaths)
  • Grant – 4,921 cases (+8) (85 deaths)
  • Green – 3,506 cases (+3) (18 deaths)
  • Green Lake - 1,577 cases (+2) (19 deaths)
  • Iowa - 2,033 cases (10 deaths)
  • Iron - 578 cases (21 deaths)
  • Jackson - 2,641 cases (+1) (26 deaths)
  • Jefferson – 8,405 cases (+8) (110 deaths)
  • Juneau - 3,187 cases (+3) (22 deaths)
  • Kenosha – 15,731 cases (+17) (308 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 2,354 cases (+2) (26 deaths)
  • La Crosse – 12,817 cases (+13) (87 deaths)
  • Lafayette - 1,566 cases (+1) (9 deaths)
  • Langlade - 2,009 cases (+1) (32 deaths)
  • Lincoln – 3,064 cases (64 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 7,581 cases (+5) (70 deaths)
  • Marathon – 14,712 cases (+13) (188 deaths)
  • Marinette - 4,181 cases (+11) (65 deaths)
  • Marquette – 1,379 cases (+2) (23 deaths)
  • Menominee – 804 cases (11 deaths)
  • Milwaukee – 106,253 (+75) (1,320 deaths)
  • Monroe – 4,559 cases (+6) (37 deaths)
  • Oconto – 4,475 cases (+6) (55 deaths)
  • Oneida - 3,639 cases (+1) (71 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 20,678 cases (+12) (206 deaths)
  • Ozaukee – 8,201 cases (+8) (89 deaths)
  • Pepin – 860 cases (+1) (7 deaths)
  • Pierce – 3,992 cases (+4) (37 deaths)
  • Polk – 4,576 cases (+17) (52 deaths)
  • Portage – 6,772 cases (+4) (68 deaths)
  • Price – 1,233 cases (+1) (7 deaths)
  • Racine – 21,884 cases (+25) (350 deaths) (+2)
  • Richland - 1,307 cases (+1) (15 deaths)
  • Rock – 16,137 cases (+41) (174 deaths)
  • Rusk - 1,326 cases (+4) (17 deaths)
  • Sauk – 5,862 cases (+10) (48 deaths)
  • Sawyer - 1,710 cases (+9) (26 deaths)
  • Shawano – 4,712 cases (+4) (72 deaths)
  • Sheboygan – 13,762 cases (142 deaths)
  • St. Croix – 7,960 cases (+22) (54 deaths)
  • Taylor - 1,874 cases (+2) (24 deaths)
  • Trempealeau – 3,545 cases (42 deaths)
  • Vernon – 1,929 cases (+3) (39 deaths)
  • Vilas - 2,266 cases (+2) (39 deaths)
  • Walworth – 9,494 cases (+2) (136 deaths)
  • Washburn – 1,479 cases (+3) (20 deaths)
  • Washington – 14,726 cases (+7) (154 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 43,836 cases (+19) (534 deaths) (+1)
  • Waupaca – 4,899 cases (+1) (120 deaths)
  • Waushara – 2,167 cases (+3) (34 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 18,189 cases (+8) (197 deaths)
  • Wood – 7,088 cases (+6) (80 deaths)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula **

  • Alger - 320 cases (2 deaths)
  • Baraga - 649 cases (+5) (37 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 1,064 cases (28 deaths)
  • Delta – 3,312 cases (+5) (72 deaths)
  • Dickinson - 2,382 cases (59 deaths)
  • Gogebic - 1,031 cases (+4) (22 deaths)
  • Houghton – 2,496 cases (+2) (32 deaths)
  • Iron – 973 cases (+3) (42 deaths)
  • Keweenaw – 143 cases (1 death)
  • Luce – 200 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
  • Mackinac - 434 cases (+5) (3 deaths)
  • Marquette - 4,217 cases (+2) (60 deaths)
  • Menominee - 1,777 cases (+1) (39 deaths)
  • Ontonagon – 407 cases (+1) (20 deaths)
  • Schoolcraft - 329 cases (+1) (4 deaths)

* Cases and deaths are from the daily DHS COVID-19 reports, which may differ from local health department numbers. The DHS reports cases from all health departments within a county’s boundaries, including tribal, municipal and county health departments; county websites may not. Also, public health departments update their data at various times, whereas the DHS freezes the numbers it receives by the same time every day to compile the afternoon report.

** The Michigan Department of Health does not release reports on Sundays.

COVID-19 TRACING APP

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 tracing app, “Wisconsin Exposure Notification,” is available for iOS and Android smartphones. No download is required for iPhones. The Android app is available on Google Play. When two phones with the app (and presumably their owners) are close enough, for long enough, they’ll anonymously share a random string of numbers via Bluetooth. If someone tests positive for the coronavirus, they’ll receive a code to type into the app. If your phones “pinged” each other in the last 14 days, you’ll receive a push notification that you are at risk of exposure. The app doesn’t collect personal information or location information, so you won’t know from whom or where, but you will be told what day the exposure might have occurred so that you can quarantine for the appropriate amount of time.

SYMPTOMS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified these as possible symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell