FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2022
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
MILWAUKEE – This week, Milwaukee County remains in the Medium COVID-19 Community Level, based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. This level is determined by three metrics: new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days.
In Milwaukee County, the case rate per 100,000 population is 170.87. This includes the city of Milwaukee’s rate of 149.3 per 100,000. There have been 10.7 new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population and 3.8% of staffed inpatient beds are in use by patients with confirmed COVID-19. Additional metrics, such as case burden and percent positivity, are accessible on MHD’s COVID-19 data dashboards.
Currently, 65.4% of city of Milwaukee adults 16 years and older are fully vaccinated, and 35.4% of city of Milwaukee adults 16 years and older have received at least one booster dose.
Since becoming available on Monday, 640 doses of the updated COVID-19 booster have been administered at Milwaukee Health Department immunization clinics. Anyone 12 years of age and older who has completed their primary COVID-19 vaccination series and has not received a COVID-19 vaccine dose in the last two months is eligible for this updated booster dose. Milwaukee Health Department officials strongly recommend getting an updated booster dose to protect against the omicron variant, which is the primary variant circulating the country.
In addition to the Milwaukee Health Department immunization clinics, many other pharmacies, healthcare providers, and local health departments have COVID-19 vaccines and boosters available. Everyone eligible is urged to choose the option most convenient for them. Visit vaccines.gov, HealthyMKE.com, or contact your local health department to find a vaccine near you.