Winnebago County Public Health Department
July 29, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 HOTLINE: 920-232-3026 (M-F 8:15am-4:15pm)
Winnebago County COVID-19 Vaccination Data (As of 8am, 7/29/21)
of Winnebago County residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series
(81,593 of 170,411 people)
of Winnebago County residents have received at least one dose
(85,450 of 170,411 people)
Total number of doses administered to Winnebago County residents: 160,340
For additional demographic information, please see our weekly data reports.
Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccination Data (As of 8am, 7/29/21)
of Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series
(2,867,737 people)
of Wisconsin residents have received
at least one dose
(3,014,909 people)
Total number of doses administered to Wisconsin residents: 5,810,640
For additional demographic information, please see the DHS website.
Local Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics:
For a complete list of vaccine locations in Winnebago County, visit:
Feeling Sick? Been in contact with someone with COVID-19? Get Tested.

There are many ways to get tested for COVID-19. First contact your doctor to ask if your primary health care clinic provides testing. If testing is not available, click here to find a free community testing site nearby. You can also request a free at home collection kit.
Winnebago County Weekly Data Summaries: Updated 7/29/21
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  • COVID-19 case rates are rising again after a period of decline, driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant. Compared to last week's report, we had a 51% increase in the number of confirmed + probable cases. One month ago we were reporting a 7-day average of 2 new confirmed + probable cases per day, which has more than quadrupled and is continuing to increase.
  • If you are unvaccinated, continue to wear a mask, social distance, and make a plan to get vaccinated.
  • Vaccination and prevention efforts are needed to prevent infection and stop cases from rising. We are making progress on vaccination rates; however, our region is still lagging. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death; it also helps reduce the spread of the virus in communities. The vaccines are extremely effective and safe, and the best way to prevent rising cases is for every eligible adult and child to get vaccinated. Communities that are experiencing high rates of infection today are the ones with low vaccination rates.
  • If you are vaccinated, find time for conversations with your unvaccinated friends, family and coworkers. Listen to their concerns, share the reasons why you got vaccinated, provide reliable resources, and help them find a vaccine clinic when they are ready. Your support and understanding matters the most when it comes to talking with friends and family. Here are some tips for talking with them about the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Everyday actions that prevent the spread of COVID-19 can also prevent the spread of other respiratory illnesses. Wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home when you are sick. People who have symptoms should stay home to prevent the potential spread of illness, especially in summer camps, child care programs, long-term care facilities, and other settings where close contact is likely and unvaccinated or immunocompromised persons are together.
  • Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of cases, burden rate, testing numbers, percent positivity, hospitalizations, and deaths have been useful indicators of the current situation.
  • Over the past two weeks, we have reported a total of 125 confirmed + probable cases, a 51% increase compared to the 83 confirmed + probable cases reported in last week's report.
  • 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 81.3 cases per 100,000 people.
  • Case rates among those aged 18-24 are increasing with a 6.2% positivity rate across the past week.
  • There are at least 229 PCR tests being performed every day in our jurisdiction.
  • Over the past two weeks, 2.1% of PCR tests were positive in our jurisdiction.
  • There are currently 11 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Fox Valley Area hospitals.
  • The Delta variant is increasing rapidly and is more likely to affect groups of unvaccinated persons.
  • Current COVID-19 activity level is indicated as high for Winnebago County based on a moderately high burden status over the past two weeks. As long as the virus is still circulating, children under the age of 12 and all other unvaccinated individuals are still at risk of getting COVID-19.
  • Help protect our community by getting the COVID-19 vaccine and continue to wear a mask if unvaccinated and where masks are required.
  • Vaccines are available any day of the week at a site near you. A regional COVID-19 vaccine tour is occurring throughout the summer with vaccine clinics being held in Winnebago, Calumet and Outagamie counties. Visit to find answers to your questions about the vaccine and see where you can get vaccinated.
  • 57.8% of Winnebago County residents aged 12 or older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Everyone 12 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for 12- to 17-year olds. Not all locations administer vaccines to those under 18, and not all locations carry Pfizer.
  • COVID-19 testing remains an important tool in reducing spread of the virus among the unvaccinated. Get a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms, were exposed to the virus, or feel you need a test. Use this chart as a reference.
  • The CDC encourages widespread testing to identify asymptomatic cases to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
  • Sunnyview Expo Center PCR test results have a quick turnaround. Visit our website for a full list of testing locations in Winnebago County.
If you are unvaccinated, continue to wear a mask, social distance and make a plan to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine clinic at
If you’ve been vaccinated and know neighbors, colleagues or loved ones who aren’t, encourage them to get vaccinated as soon as they can to help protect themselves and our communities.
What's New
  • Growing Case Activity and Circulation of Delta Variant Prompt Updated CDC and DHS Guidance: The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recommendations for masking, which are based on the most up-to-date information about the Delta variant. The Delta variant is highly infectious and is spreading more quickly than any other strain of COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself, family, and community is to get vaccinated. Because science has shown that wearing a mask over your nose and mouth can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, wearing a mask is now recommended in the following indoor settings:
  • All teachers, staff, students, and visitors of K-12 schools should wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, who lives in areas with substantial and high transmission as noted on this CDC map (orange counties represent substantial transmission and red counties represent high transmission) should wear masks in public indoor settings.
  • Read the full press release.

  • If you’re a renter having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs – or if you’re a landlord trying to stay afloat with tenants in this situation – help may be available. State and local programs are distributing billions of dollars in rental assistance to help renters stay housed during the pandemic. Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Rental Assistance Finder to find out what this means for you and what you can do. The CFPB’s site also includes resources to help renters and landlords understand other resources to help navigate various financial hardships related to the pandemic. 
  • Help for Renters: Worried about missed rent payments or eviction? Help is available. Info in English and Spanish.
  • Help for landlords: Squeezed between missed rental income and bills you owe? Help is available. Info in English and Spanish.

  • Q: Is it possible that the COVID-19 vaccine could affect my ability to get pregnant? 
  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause problems getting pregnant. Confusion arose when a false report surfaced on social media, saying that the spike protein on this coronavirus was the same as another spike protein, called syncitin-1, that is involved in the growth and attachment of the placenta during pregnancy. The false report said that getting the COVID-19 vaccine would cause a pregnant person’s body to fight this different spike protein and affect their fertility. The two spike proteins are completely different and distinct, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine will not affect the fertility of people who are seeking to become pregnant, including through in vitro fertilization methods.
  • When pregnant, getting sick from COVID-19 infection is very dangerous. It can cause preterm birth, stillbirth, severe illness during pregnancy, and, in some cases, even death for the mother. That’s why getting the vaccine is so important -  it protects the pregnant person from getting sick in the first place.  
  • If you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you may get a COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s a link to Dr. Paul Offit from the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania talking about where this myth came from and shares other information about the question.

  • Protect Your Child from COVID-19: Children can get sick with COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they do not have symptoms. Many children who get COVID-19 have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. However, some children get very sick. Tips to keep your children healthy.

  • Know the Facts: Vaccinations for Young Wisconsinites: Looking forward to your kids going back to school this fall? Know the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines before classes start.
  • The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently available for children ages 12 and up. The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, spaced 21 days apart.
  • Anyone ages 18 and up is eligible for the Moderna vaccine, which also requires two doses, spaced 28 days apart. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also authorized for those ages 18 years and up, but only requires one dose.
  • The COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at the same time as other routine immunizations.
  • COVID-19 vaccines have shown to provide good protection against the Delta variant.
  • Students that are fully vaccinated won’t have to quarantine after coming into close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Full protection against the virus requires an additional two weeks after receiving the final dose for each of the three vaccines. In order to be fully vaccinated by September 6, your child should receive their:
  • First dose of the Pfizer by August 2
  • First dose of the Moderna by July 26
  • Johnson & Johnson by August 23
  • To find a COVID-19 vaccine location, visit

COVID-19 Case Data
Winnebago County* (As of 8am, 7/29/21)

New Confirmed Cases (7-day average): 10
New Probable Cases** (7-day average): 2
Percent Positive by PCR Test (Past 14 days): 3.5%

Total deaths among confirmed cases: 169
(+0 from 7/22/21)

Total deaths among probable cases: 25
(+0 from 7/22/21)

Please see our weekly data reports and Data Dashboard for additional case data.
Wisconsin (As of 8am, 7/29/21)

New Confirmed Cases (7-day average): 556
New Probable Cases (7-day average): 89
Percent Positive by Test (7-day average): 5.8%
Total deaths among confirmed cases: 7,436
Total deaths among probable cases: 851
New Deaths Reported (7-day Average): 2

*Does not include the portions of the City of Menasha or City of Appleton that fall within Winnebago County but have their own health department.
** 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 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 weeks to validate. Please see our weekly data summaries to view deaths by week of occurrence.
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How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19
  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine if you are at least 12 years old.
  • If unvaccinated, wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet from others who don’t live with you.
  • 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.
  • Additional guidance from the CDC

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