Below is hospital census information from Children’s Wisconsin to help our community better understand how respiratory illnesses are impacting kids locally. As the only health system in Wisconsin dedicated to the health of kids, Children’s Wisconsin has the largest pediatric intensive care unit in the state.

This week’s takeaway

“At this time, children continue to need the care of our team at Children's Wisconsin due to viral illnesses. However, the number of these patients remain steady at both our hospital and urgent care settings. To help prevent kids becoming ill, we encourage everyone to wash their hands, cover their mouths when they sneeze and cough, stay home when sick, and get vaccinated when eligible. The best treatment continues to be prevention.”

Rainer Gedeit, MD
Acting chief medical officer, Children’s Wisconsin
Adjunct professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care), Medical College of Wisconsin

 

The average daily volumes for the Children’s Wisconsin
Emergency Department and Trauma Center (EDTC),
and urgent care


EDTC
Urgent Care
Jan. 10-16 177 208
Jan. 3-9 174  222
Dec. 27-Jan. 2 178  225
Dec. 20-26 170 209
Dec. 13-19 224  303 
Dec. 6-12 265  308 
Nov. 29-Dec. 5
292 394
Nov. 22-28 307 352
Nov. 15-21 286 342
Nov. 8-14 299 337
Nov. 1-7 308 359
Oct. 25-31 292 329
Oct. 18-24 299 343
Oct. 11-17 255 320
Oct. 4-10 251 294

Week of Jan. 10 in 2022 154 185

 

Average daily number of children admitted to
Children’s Wisconsin Milwaukee Hospital
who tested positive with a respiratory virus


RSV COVID-19 Rhinovirus Influenza
Jan. 10-16  6 2 6
Jan. 3-9 7 1 8
Dec. 27-Jan. 2  6 7 4 12
Dec. 20-26 8 5 6 13
Dec. 13-19 13 8 15
Dec. 6-12 21  10  18
Nov. 29-Dec. 5 37 9 12  16
Nov. 22-28 49  16  9
Nov. 15-21 53 7 19 3
Nov. 8-14 46 10 16 1
Nov. 1-7 53 11 17 3
Oct. 25-31 45 7 17 1
Oct. 18-24 31 5 14 0
Oct. 11-17 22 7 7 0
Oct. 4-10 11 8 9 0

Week of Jan. 10 in 2022 1 25 4 2

For more information and data on respiratory viruses in Wisconsin, please see the Wisconsin Department of Health Services weekly Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report.

For more information and data on respiratory viruses in the United States, please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS).

Any questions? Please contact your physician liaison.

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