COVID cases tumble again locally

Door County’s COVID-19 numbers are the lowest they have been in several weeks as the state tries to get past the surge brought on by the Omicron variant. Out of 199 tests performed since Monday, 105 came back positive for COVID-19. Outside of the two holiday weekends,  it was the lowest number of new positives reported by the county in their twice-a-week situation update since the middle of December.  One new hospitalization was added, but no additional deaths were recorded. Deaths and hospitalizations happening locally tend to lag based on the state’s reporting.


During a Mayo Clinic press briefing held on Wednesday, data scientist David Sorlie said Wisconsin is over the hump when it comes to the surge that led to the highest number of infections the state has seen since the beginning of the pandemic. The seven-day average of new cases has slipped to 9,012, more than half of what it was just under a week ago.


Door County Public Health announced six new vaccine clinics as well to cover the month of February. It will host a clinic at the Door County Government Center for those ages 5 and up from 12-4 p.m. every Tuesday in addition to ones held on Washington Island on February 3rd and at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station on February 10th.


Tests Performed: 27,299 (+199)
Positive: 6,287 (+105)
Negative: 20,663 (+87)
Probable: 349 (+7)
Total Ever Hospitalized: 214 (+1)
Death: 44 



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