March 11, 2022:
Most major COVID trends are in a downward trajectory in Milwaukee and the state. Cases among Wisconsin children are the lowest seen since mid 2021. That said, the CDC advises that the “risk of death from COVID-19 increases with age and underlying medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, heart conditions, dementia, and obesity, particularly if you’re not up to date on vaccinations. People with weakened immune systems,* some disabilities, some mental health conditions, and some chronic diseases are also at higher risk. A lot of people might not know they’re at risk for severe illness—review the list to find out if you could be.
Graphic and explanation courtesy of Mike Soika.