New deaths and hospitalizations reported by Door County Public Health stole the thunder from the still improving COVID-positive numbers in the area.
The Thursday situation update reported two deaths and another 14 hospitalizations since Monday’s report. The death and hospitalization counts tend to lag from what is actually being seen locally due to the state’s reporting. Despite the somber news, the number of new positive cases being reported continued their freefall. Only 62 of the 156 tests taken since Monday came back positive for COVID-19. That mirrors the drop in the seven-day average for the state, which on Wednesday stood at 5,162 cases with an 18.3 percent positivity rate. Just under a week ago, the seven-day average stood at 11,127 cases with a 25.1 percent positivity rate.
Door County Public Health will continue to have vaccine clinics on Tuesdays from 12-4 p.m. at the Door County Government Center. It will also host a clinic on February 10th at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station from 2-5 p.m.