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Health department: City of Milwaukee remains in 'extreme transmission' Covid-19 category

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jul 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-01 18:09:25-04

MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee remains in the "extreme transmission" category for Covid-19, according to the city's health department.

The City of Milwaukee Health Department announced Friday that this week, the city saw 171.3 new positive Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people over seven days.

The percentage of positive Covid-19 test results is 12.6%, health officials say.

Based on U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Milwaukee County moved into the medium Covid-19 community level.

Currently, 65% of City of Milwaukee adults 16 years and older are fully vaccinated, and 49.6% of fully vaccinated individuals have a booster dose, the health department said.

The health department also says of children ages 5 to 11, 20.8% have completed their pediatric COVID-19 vaccine series and 25% have received at least one dose.

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