The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released data on Monday comparing cases, hospitalizations and deaths among vaccinated and unvaccinated in October, showing a marked and widening disparity between the two populations on all measures.
Earlier this fall, the state issued data going back to February of 2021 comparing cases, hospitalizations and deaths among vaccinated and unvaccinated populations and have published updated data monthly since.
In October, 456.4 of every 100,000 vaccinated people tested positive for COVID-19 compared to 2,255 of every 100,000 unvaccinated people, about five times as high. Among vaccinated people, 12.2 of every 100,000 here hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection, while about 11 times as many — 132 — were hospitalized of every 100,000 people. Of every 100,000 vaccinated people, 1.8 died of COVID, while 27.3 of every 100,000 unvaccinated people died — 15 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 more than half were by the end of October.
The number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths in both groups fell sharply in June only to rebound in July and increase sharply in beginning in August.
The data are available at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-status.htm.