Reinfections constitute over one in 7 COVID-19 cases in Dane Co., PHMDC reports – WMTV – NBC15

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Dane Co. public medical officials are providing anybody requiring their first COVID-19 vaccine shots a 4th option. On Friday, Public Health Madison and Dane Co. started providing the recently approved Novavax vaccine, to go with the Pfizer, Moderna, and Manley and Manley versions already offered.

The Cdc and Prevention signed off around the Novavax option, which was already approved in additional than 40 countries in mid-This summer. The 2-dose series in just readily available for people, 18 years of age and older, who’ve been vaccinated it can’t be utilized for a booster, PHMDC described. Like a protein-based vaccine, this latest version may serve as an alternate for individuals allergic to mRNA (i.e. Pfizer and Moderna) or viral vector (i.e. Manley &amp Manley) vaccines.

Additionally towards the new vaccine, PHMDC says nearly 1 in 6 new infections within the county are individuals who were formerly infected through the virus. The company reported in tweet that last year, just one or two percent of cases were re-infections. Overall, though, cases have stabilized lately in Dane Co., medical officials noted, reporting typically 223 cases each day in the last two days.

While cases are stable, the county did slip from the high category within the CDC’s nationwide COVID-19 community levels map. The updated weekly form of the map saw Madison’s home county fall to medium. Actually, a lot of southern Wisconsin, which in fact had became a member of Dane Co. within the high category, has fallen to medium. The CDC bases its map on a mix of cases and hospitalizations, which may have permitted the drop despite level situation counts.

Outdoors from the Milwaukee metropolitan area, only Crawford and Rock counties in southern Wisconsin stay at high levels, while Grant and Iowa counties have fallen to low activity.

Statewide, ten consecutive times of (mild) declines within the seven-day moving-average for brand new, confirmed cases has witnessed time fall from 1,804 to at least one,672 cases each day, based on the Department of Health Services dashboard. The moving average has continued to be above 1,500 cases each day since This summer 12, once the drop within the 4th of This summer weekend had aged from the average. Deaths associated with COVID-19 remain lower in Wisconsin, DHS reports, using its moving average sitting at two each day, locally of where it spent yesteryear several several weeks.

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