Winnebago County Public Health Department
May 27, 2021, 3:00 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, 5/27/21)

Positive: 15,164 (+6 from 5/26)

Probable**: 2,847 (+0)

Negative: 88,359 (+65 from 5/26)

Daily average of positive/probable cases over past 7 days: 6/0

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 190 (+0 from 5/26)

Updated 5/27/21
Wisconsin (As of 8am, 5/26/21)

Vaccine Data
  • Wisconsin: 4,991,792 vaccine doses administered to Wisconsin residents as of 5/26/21
  • 2,416,757 residents (41.5%) have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series
  • Winnebago County: 139,024 vaccine doses administered to Winnebago County residents as of 5/27/21
  • 68,276 residents (40.1%) 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.

Of Winnebago County residents aged 12 or older, 51.7% have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Help protect our community by getting the COVID-19 vaccine and continue to wear a mask if unvaccinated or where masks are required. Over 50 people a week are still testing positive for COVID-19 in Winnebago County. Vaccines are available any day of the week at a site near you. Visit to see where you can get vaccinated and to get answers to your questions about the vaccine.

  • Everyone 12 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved 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 where they live, 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 are required. Visit to find a vaccine near you. When you are fully vaccinated, you may start to return to normal activities. Read more here.
  • As of May 26, 138,431 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to Winnebago County residents, and 4,969,387 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Wisconsin residents.
  • 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 67.0 cases per 100,000 people, which is an 18% decrease from the case rate of 82.0 cases per 100,000 people reported last week. The number of cases (confirmed/probable) in the first week of this 2-week timeframe was 49/7 and for this most recent week was 41/6.
  • 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.
  • Get a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms, were exposed to the virus, or feel you need a test even though you don’t have symptoms. 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 25-29 had the highest PCR confirmed case rates of 148.0 per 100,000 people. Rates were lowest in those aged 50-59 (35.0 cases per 100,000 people).
  • There are currently 15 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, 2.5% of PCR tests in Wisconsin were positive, 1.2% of PCR tests across all of Winnebago County were positive, and 1.3% of PCR tests across Winnebago County Health Department jurisdiction were positive. Over the past two weeks, 1.5% of PCR tests were positive in our jurisdiction,
  • Over the past two weeks, a daily average of 438 PCR tests were conducted among residents within the Winnebago County Health Department jurisdiction. 
What's New
(Updated Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) updated their summary data page to provide a clear, quick snapshot of COVID-19 information for the state. The updates include:
  • Testing metrics shown as 7-day averages, including new confirmed cases, new probable cases, and the percent positive by test.
  • Death data, including the total number of deaths and the 7-day average of new daily deaths reported.
  • The percentage of Wisconsin residents who have received one or both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Case activity levels updated on a weekly basis.
  • Learn more here.

  • Help protect your child by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a kid that is 12 years or older, they are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 or older. Download in Hindi, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.

  • The pandemic created the perfect storm of stressors for children and their families. The trends in children’s mental health were sobering leading up to the pandemic, with 1 in 5 children experiencing a mental illness and rates of major depression rising dramatically. Now, there is a growing concern that the pandemic has led to increased mental health challenges and suicide risk among children. Learn more from the NIHCM Foundation on the Solutions & Challenges for Children's Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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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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