The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released data on Wednesday comparing cases, hospitalizations and deaths among vaccinated and unvaccinated in August, showing a marked and widening disparity between the two populations on all measures.
A month ago, the state issued data going back to February of 2021 comparing cases, hospitalizations and deaths among vaccinated and unvaccinated populations. On Wednesday, DHS published the same data for the month of August.
In August, 360.7 of every 100,000 vaccinated people tested positive for COVID-19 compared to 1,413.7 of every 100,000 unvaccinated people, about four times as high. Among vaccinated people, 11.5 of every 100,000 here hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection, while about eight times as many — 98.5 — were hospitalized of every 100,000 people. Of every 100,000 vaccinated people, 1.1 died of COVID, while 11.7 of every 100,000 unvaccinated people died — 11 times as many.
The data are expressed as a rate of people per 100,000, rather than a total number of people. Less than two percent of the population was fully vaccinated on February 1, whereas nearly half were by August 1.
The number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in both groups fell sharply in June only to rebound in July and increase sharply in August.
The state is expected to issue data for September on October 15. The data are available at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-status.htm.