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Rise of Covid19 Cases Among Young People in Beloit

According to the latest figures stated by the Beloit Daily News, COVID-19 cases have been surging heavily among young children in Rock County.

Data provided by the Rock County Public Health issues that there are 38 new cases identified among individuals from ages 4-13 and 40 new cases have been identified among individuals from ages 14-18. As of Friday, 36 active cases have been recorded in the Beloit School District including cases at the following schools: Aldrich Intermediate, 5; Beloit Learning Academy, 1; Beloit Memorial High School; 14, Converse Elementary, 1; Cunningham Intermediate, 2; Fruzen Intermediate, 3; Gaston Elementary, 3; McNeel Intermediate, 1; Merrill Elementary, 1; and Robinson Elementary, 5.

As of Monday, 247 new cases have been recorded per 100,000 people at Rock County whereas in Winnebago County, approximately 173 cases have been recorded per 100,000 people, showing a slight decrease. COVID-19 cases have been rising quite lately in the north of the border of Rock County surpassing Winnebago.

In addition, The Rock County Public Health Department had recorded over 109% of cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days while comparing it over with the previous last seven days, according to the data reported by the health department. The case rate in the Rock County area was about 118 per 100,000 on September 8th. There have also been new cases recorded in Beloit from Sept. 20-26; 139 in Janesville; 12 in Clinton; 16 in Edgerton; 20 in Evansville; 19 in Milton; and 16 in the rest of Rock County. Rock County has also reported 23 new cases on Monday but had recorded no deaths. Till now, 18,618 cases and 198 deaths have been recorded since the beginning of Spring. As of September 21st , 14 people had been hospitalized for COVID in Rock County and there have been around 755 active cases and 17,665 people have recovered from the virus. 62.6% of eligible people received both doses of the vaccine.

The average number of new cases per day in the state of Wisconsin has been 2,603. The average death rates per day over a span of seven days has been 13 and the average positivity rate was 7.9%. As of the latest data available from September 21st, 1,079 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state of Wisconsin and 13.5% of the infected have been placed in ventilators. 56.6% of Wisconsin residents have received at least one dose whereas 53.5% have completed the series of vaccinations.

As of September 24th, The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) had reported about 21,787 new confirmed and probable cases in the state, and this included the 239 additional deaths recorded since September 17th. About 80% of Illinois state residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 63% have been fully vaccinated.

The IDPH has also been adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation for booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain groups and for those situated in high risk occupational and institutional settings. In addition, the CDC has also recommended that the following age groups receive booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in a span of six months after the second dose. The following groups are: 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings; and people aged 50—64 years with underlying medical conditions, and as of right now, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for booster doses and more data is expected to be out soon from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the efficacy, recommendation, and safety of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 



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