For the first time since the middle of October, the number of active cases of COVID-19 went up in Door County.
The latest situation update from Door County showed 47 of the 123 tests administered since Monday came back positive. The number of active cases went up 13 to 381. October 15th was the last time Door County reported an increase in active cases in their twice-a-week situation updates. Door County Public Health also reported two new hospitalizations and one death since Monday, though those numbers tend to lag from the state’s database.
Just under 74 percent of Door County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while weekly vaccination numbers have dropped in recent weeks. The county has only crossed the 200 dose threshold once in the last five weeks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services gave their ok to vaccinate kids between the ages of 5 and 11 earlier this week. While some providers may already be distributing the vaccine, others like Prevea and Door County Public Health do not have clinics set up until next week.