Just one person tested positive out of 43 people who tested for COVID19 in Door County this week, but one person was hospitalized due to the virus. Door County’s weekly COVID19 report which comes out on Thursdays reported no deaths and that active cases went down by five, and is now just at one. The county has now had 99 COVID hospitalizations. The state did get its first reported death of July and the seven-day average for new positive tests jumped up from 71 to 85 on Thursday.
In Door County, 66% of residents have received a COVID19 vaccine dose and 63.7% have completed the series. In Kewaunee County, 41.1% of residents have one dose and 39.6% are fully vaccinated. In Wisconsin, 50.6% of residents have at least one vaccine dose.
Door County Public Health said in a Facebook post on Friday that the vaccines are extremely effective and safe as Door County is starting to experience the benefits. The post also said that counties with high virus activity are ones with low vaccination rates. They added they’ll be monitoring the potential impact of variants and the best way to keep the community safe and healthy is to ensure that every eligible adult and child is vaccinated.