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Posted on: March 1, 2021

New COVID Cases Continue to Remain In Low-End Trajectory

As more COVID-19 vaccines are expected to come into Wright County in the coming weeks and months, the bad news is that many will likely have to wait until late-spring or early-summer to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The good news, however, is that, as more people are receiving the vaccine, the number of new cases in Wright County has been in a holding pattern of sub-200 new cases a week for six straight weeks after a frightening surge in cases throughout November and into December.

On Nov. 4, according to weekly dashboard data provided by Wright County Public Health, there were 3,357 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 183 cases that required hospitalization, 30 the required a stay in and Intensive Care Unit and 16 deaths. In the four months since, Wright County has seen more than 9,000 new cases, 300 cases that required hospitalization, 54 that required ICU stays and 98 more deaths.

However, the numbers don’t tell the full story. November was by far the worst month for Wright County and COVID-19 and, since the first of the year, the cases have dropped, as well as numbers for hospitalizations, ICU stays and deaths.

These are the weekly numbers in the three months since. Each week includes a listing of numbers for the following: new confirmed cases/hospitalizations/requiring ICU/deaths:

(Note: Totals are updated on Thursday afternoons, so there was a missed reporting on Thanksgiving Day that was reported the following Monday. They same was true during Christmas week, so there is one two-week reporting period)

Nov. 5-11 – 1,083/22/6/9

Nov. 12-18 – 1,379/43/6/5

Nov. 19-29 – 2,137/60/7/13

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 – 524/21/10/5

Dec. 3-9 – 1,058/36/3/7

Dec. 10-16 – 601/23/6/14

Dec. 17-30 – 706/25/3/19

Dec. 31-Jan. 6 – 282/12/0/6

Jan. 7-13 – 370/17/1/7

Jan. 14-20 – 199/16/3/5

Jan. 21-27 – 186/7/3/2

Jan. 28-Feb. 4 – 166/3/1/1

Feb. 5-11 – 127/10/3/3

Feb. 12-18 – 133/2/1/2

Feb. 19-25 – 148/4/1/0

The hope is that with increased vaccinations, the numbers will continue to drop, but, as most wait for the opportunity to get the vaccine, the numbers for January and February have been promising.

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