Winnebago County Public Health Department
COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE
May 20, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 HOTLINE: 920-232-3026 (M-F 8:15am-4:15pm)
COVID-19 Case Data
Winnebago County* (As of 8am, 5/20/21)

Positive: 15,119 (+5 from 5/19)

Probable**: 2,844 (-1)

Negative: 87,773 (+97 from 5/19)

Daily average of positive/probable cases over past 7 days: 7/1

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 190 (+0 from 5/19)


Updated 5/20/21
Wisconsin (As of 8am, 5/19/21)





Vaccine Data
  • Wisconsin: 4,953,257 vaccine doses administered to Wisconsin residents as of 5/20/21
  • 2,335,093 residents (40.1%) have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series
  • Winnebago County: 134,125 vaccine doses administered to Winnebago County residents as of 5/20/21
  • 65,754 residents (38.6%) have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series
  • Additional state vaccination data
*Does not include the portions of the City of Menasha or City of Appleton that fall within Winnebago County.
Group housing facilities include city and county jails, homeless shelters, dormitories and group homes. Confirmed cases among those living in Wisconsin Department of Corrections facilities, which includes the Oshkosh Correctional Institute, are not included in WCHD data reports.
** Reasons a person could be counted as a probable case include: a positive antigen test, positive antibody test, or diagnosis due to symptoms and known exposure to COVID-19.
‡ Deaths reported in our daily Situation Updates and on our dashboard do not reflect the date of death. All confirmed deaths are verified through a review process that may take several days to validate. Please see our weekly data summaries to view deaths by week of occurrence.
  • The Winnebago County Health Department is offering free walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Wednesday in May and June at Sunnyview Expo Center from 1pm-6pm. Vaccines are also available any day of the week at a site near you. Have general vaccine questions? See www.wcvaccine.org for more information on local vaccine availability. Only 38.3% of the total Winnebago County population have completed the vaccine series. Let's prioritize getting vaccinated and continuing to wear a mask if unvaccinated or where masks are required.
  • Everyone 12 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer is the only vaccine currently available for anyone 12 to 17 years old. Not all locations administer vaccines to those under 18 and not all locations carry Pfizer. All individuals, regardless of their timeframe or reason for being in Wisconsin, are able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. There should be no missed opportunity to vaccinate. The vaccine continues to be available at no cost and no ID or insurance is required. Visit www.wcvaccine.org to find a vaccine near you. When you do get vaccinated, please see these tips.
  • As of May 19, 133,358 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to Winnebago County residents, and 4,806,237 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Wisconsin residents.
  • For the first time since July, the confirmed + probable case burden is moderately high for our jurisdiction. The confirmed + probable case rate over the past 2 weeks for our jurisdiction is 82.0 cases per 100,000 people, which is a decrease from the case rate of 116.4 cases per 100,000 people reported last week. The number of cases (confirmed/probable) in the first week of this 2-week timeframe was 50/19 and for this most recent week was 48/9. There was a 30% decrease in the confirmed + probable case count from last week's report to this week's report.
  • Although the number of vaccinated people is increasing and the number of cases is decreasing, it is important that we keep up with safety and prevention measures. If unvaccinated and in public spaces, please continue to social distance, wear masks, and wash your hands.
  • Anyone who feels they need a COVID test should get a test. Anyone with symptoms, with known exposure as well as those without symptoms but feel they have a need for a test should get tested. Testing resources are plentiful and the CDC encourages widespread testing to identify asymptomatic cases so measures can be taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Sunnyview Expo Center PCR test results have a quick turnaround. Department of Health Services is also offering at-home saliva sample collection kits to test for current COVID-19 infection.
  • In the past two weeks, individuals aged 30-39 had the highest PCR confirmed case rates of 98.6 per 100,000 people. Rates were lowest in those aged 50-59 (39.4 cases per 100,000 people).
  • There are currently 13 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Fox Valley.
  • There has been a total of 190 confirmed COVID-19 deaths among confirmed and probable cases in the Winnebago County Health Department jurisdiction.
  • Over this past week, 2.8% of PCR tests in Wisconsin were positive, 2.0% of PCR tests across all of Winnebago County were positive, and 1.8% of PCR tests across Winnebago County Health Department jurisdiction were positive. Over the past two weeks, 1.6% of PCR tests were positive in our jurisdiction.
  • Over the past two weeks, a daily average of 435 PCR tests were conducted among residents within the Winnebago County Health Department jurisdiction. 
  • Click here to view our full data summaries for more information and graphs
What's New
(Updated Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? That's good. It’s normal to be cautious when something new comes along. Getting informed about COVID-19 vaccines is an important step to help us stop this pandemic. For answers to the most frequently asked questions, visit www.getvaccineanswers.org
  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccine with Other Vaccines: You can now get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at the same visit. You no longer need to wait 14 days between vaccinations. Experience with other vaccines has shown that the way our bodies develop protection, known as an immune response, after getting vaccinated and possible side effects of vaccines are generally the same when given alone or with other vaccines. Learn more about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Largest CDC COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness study shows mRNA vaccines 94% effective
  • A new CDC study adds to the growing evidence showing that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are performing as expected in the real world. The study showed that mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) reduced the risk of getting sick with COVID-19 by 94% among health care personnel who were fully vaccinated and by 82% among those who were partially vaccinated. Data for the assessment came from a network covering 500,000 health care personnel across 33 sites in 25 U.S. states. Understanding vaccine effectiveness among health care personnel is important because they are at higher risk for exposure to COVID-19 through patient interactions.

  • Walk-In Wednesday Vaccine Clinic: The Winnebago County Health Department is offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Wednesdays at Sunnyview Expo Center (500 E County Road Y, Oshkosh, WI).
  • Appointments are NOT required.
  • The vaccine is FREE.
  • The clinic is open every Wednesday in May from 1pm-6pm.
  • Vaccination is open to all individuals aged 18 and older.
  • The clinic will be administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is a 1-dose vaccination and Moderna, a 2-dose vaccination.
  • For more information on the vaccine and additional vaccination locations, please visit www.wcvaccine.org.
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How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19
  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available to you.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
  • Additional guidance from the CDC

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