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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2022

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update

MILWAUKEE – The disease burden in the city of Milwaukee this week is 593.2 new positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over seven days and remains in the “extreme transmission” category. The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests rose to 36.0% and remains in the “extreme transmission” category.

The magnitude of the number of positive cases will shift in the coming week. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has completed an update to the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), which the Milwaukee Health Department is using, to manage the influx of positive cases from the current wave. As a result of this updated process, DHS expects the COVID-19 data to be temporarily increased in the coming days, while backlogs are brought into the live system. By processing the data, state and MHD epidemiologists can better determine the current trajectory of the current wave.

Currently, 61.4% of Milwaukee City adults ages 16 and older are fully vaccinated and 66.7% have received at least their first dose. In addition, 37.6% of fully vaccinated individuals received a booster dose. 9.4% of children ages 5 to 11 have completed their pediatric COVID-19 vaccine series and 15.7% have received at least one dose.

The Milwaukee Health Department expresses its appreciation to the Milwaukee Public Library for their assistance in distributing N95 masks to the community over the past week. We have successfully distributed one million masks to the Milwaukee community and will deliver 300,000 to Milwaukee Public Schools before returning to personal learning. At this point, the entire stock of N95 masks has been distributed.

“I would like to say a big thank you to the Milwaukee Health Department and the staff of the Milwaukee Public Library, along with the Milwaukee Police Department, for their tireless work in spreading this important resource to the community and keeping the public safe throughout the process, said Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson.

In an effort to increase vaccination coverage for 5 to 17-year-olds, the Milwaukee Health Department will work together to bring vaccination clinics to Milwaukee Public Schools beginning Wednesday, January 19. The schedule will run through February 8, with one MPS school hosting a vaccination clinic each day, and then will repeat February 9-29 to access second doses. These clinics will be open to the public and will offer adult and pediatric COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, as well as flu shots. The full program can be found at Milwaukee.gov/COVIDvax.

The Milwaukee Health Department will be onsite at Fiserv Forum on Saturday, January 15, for the Marquette University Men’s Basketball game from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Milwaukee Bucks game from 4:30 to 7 p.m. All cardholders for these games can find the Milwaukee Health Department in the top hall of Candy Lab to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Reminder: Fiserv Forum requires the use of masks for all attendees.

The Milwaukee Health Department offices and clinic services will be closed on Monday, January 17, in connection with Martin Luther King, Jr. day. The COVID-19 operations will remain open and operate during normal hours. Those in need of a COVID-19 vaccine or test can visit the Northwest Health Center or Southside Health Center from 9am to 3pm or Menomonee Valley Site from 12pm to 6pm

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Schedule mobile vaccination clinic 15 – 22 January 2021

Saturday 15 January

  • Fiserv Forum (Marquette Game)
    1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave.
    10am – 12.30pm
    **You must have a ticket to play

  • Fiserv Forum (Money Game)
    1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave.
    4.30 pm – 7 pm
    **You must have a ticket to play

sunday 16 january

  • Burmese Rohingya Community of Wisconsin
    2330 W. Scott St.
    12 – 14 hours

Monday 17 January

  • Quality of life
    1616 W. Atkinson Ave.
    10am – 3pm

Wednesday 19 January

  • Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School
    1728 S 23rd St
    1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Ascension All Saints Family Health Center
    2400 W. Villard Ave.
    1 – 4 pm

Thursday 20 January

  • Morse Middle School for the Gifted and Talented
    6700 N 80th St
    2 pm – 5 pm

Friday January 21

  • Clement J Zablocki School
    1016 W Oklahoma Ave.
    1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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