Wisconsin ranks among the many worst within the nation for COVID-19 instances per inhabitants | WUWM 89.7 FM

Native well being officers say COVID-19 remains to be a really actual menace in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee County is within the “excessive transmission” class and instances proceed to rise. Present tendencies present 267 instances a day and three deaths each day.

“Our tendencies have total been fairly poor. And relating to COVID we’re not even near [being] out of the woods. We’re deep within the woods,” mentioned Dr. Ben Weston, the chief well being coverage advisor for Milwaukee County, throughout a media briefing Tuesday.

Weston mentioned the poor COVID-19 tendencies prolong to all of Wisconsin. The state is on the highest degree of illness transmission. “Wisconsin is the 6th worst state within the nation in instances per inhabitants. We’ve got extra instances per day than at some other level that we’ve seen in 2021.”

Weston mentioned that whereas deaths from COVID-19 have remained low, well being officers are nonetheless involved in regards to the price of each deaths and hospitalizations. “In case you choose to measure hospitalizations greater than instances, we even have extra individuals hospitalized with COVID than at some other level in 2021. And each of these numbers are rising.”

Weston mentioned the underside line is that there aren’t sufficient individuals vaccinated. At the moment, 59.6% of adults within the metropolis of Milwaukee are absolutely vaccinated.

As households put together to assemble for the vacations, Weston really useful a couple of security precautions.

He advised unvaccinated individuals get at the very least the primary dose for added safety. He additionally recommends individuals purchase at-home COVID checks for everybody to take earlier than a gathering. He additionally mentioned individuals ought to think about using facemasks if they aren’t but vaccinated.

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