50% of Lincoln County residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose
Disease activity level ‘very high;’ 98 cases reported in one week, LCHD said
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
LINCOLN COUNTY – In its weekly COVID-19 situation report from Wednesday, Sept. 30, the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) provided vaccination data, as well as information regarding case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths.
As of Wednesday, Sept. 29, 50% of Lincoln County residents (13,784 people) had received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. 13,194 county residents (47.8%) had completed a vaccine series.
The county saw “very high disease activity level” in September, with the majority of cases occurring in individuals under 70 years old, according to LCHD.
LCHD reported a “higher viral load” in the county, “resulting in more symptoms and faster spread throughout the home, schools, gatherings, and worksites.”
Of the 326 new cases reported in September, 65 (19.9%) were vaccine breakthrough cases.
Nine people were hospitalized last month due to COVID-19, LCHD said. Hospitalized individuals were in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Two were vaccinated, and seven were unvaccinated, according to LCHD.
Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported in September. One individual was in their 70s, and the other was in their 80s. Neither had been vaccinated, LCHD said.
As of Wednesday, Sept. 29, 3,623 people in Lincoln County had tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 98 from the week prior.
170 people had been hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Lincoln County as of Wednesday, Sept. 29.
76 COVID-19-related deaths had been reported in the county as Wednesday, Sept. 29.
LCHD said there were “15 active facility-wide investigations for COVID-19” in Lincoln County as of Wednesday, Sept. 29. One investigation was underway at Riverview Health Services in Tomahawk.