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Door County reports 74th COVID-related death as FDA shifts vaccine strategy

Door and Kewaunee counties remain at the low community level for COVID-19 despite some sad news delivered last week.

 

The Door County Public Health Department reported its 74th COVID-related death last Friday when they made their second update of the week. The update also noted that 25 of 39 tests administered came back positive for the virus. Door County did not report any additional hospitalizations.

 

In Kewaunee County, the Centers for Disease Control data shows 13 new cases were reported in a week through January 18th.

 

Nationally, NPR reports that the Food and Drug Administration would treat the COVID-19 vaccine similarly to what is done now with the flu by trying to predict the dominant strain heading into the fall. Proponents of the change say it is an appropriate strategy considering where the country is with the pandemic. At the same time, opponents question the desire for continued boosters, especially with how rapidly the virus can mutate and the current low demand for the shots. The topic will be discussed at their meeting on Thursday.

 

Door County COVID-19 Case Counts - January 20, 2023

Updated weekly on Monday when data available from the state. Case counts do NOT  include any at home testing results.  


Total Tests: 33,378 (+39)
Positive: 8,199 (+25)
Probable: 478
Negative: 24,701 (+26)
Hospitalizations: 275
Deaths: 74 (+1)


*Data regarding deaths may be delayed due to processing of medical reports at the state level. To see the timeline of when deaths occurred in Door County, follow the link below and use the filter to select Door.
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/data.htm

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