State health officials say with less social distancing comes more COVID-19 cases. This means the role of contact tracing has become even more important. Many local health departments are in need of more help tracking the spread of COVID-19 in their communities to ensure those who have been exposed are notified.
The gap in COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates between those who are fully vaccinated and those who are not for people living in Dane Co. roughly doubles what is being seen in the rest of the state, new numbers show.
After issuing an advisory noting that fake vaccines are a federal crime, the Department of Health Services say it is now investigating “a number” of complaints about the making, selling and buying of fake COVID-19 vaccine cards across Wisconsin.
Wisconsin’s nursing homes are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Nursing home officials point to the highly contagious delta variant as the source of these breakthrough infections and say most residents only experience mild symptoms. Another topic of concern is nursing home staff vaccination rates.