After this week, Jan. 24, Children’s Wisconsin will pause on providing a weekly report on the number of patients who are visiting us and impacted by viral illnesses. Since early November, we have provided data to help show how viral illnesses were impacting kids, supplementing data from the state and helping to inform the public. We are thankful that throughout this extreme viral season, Children's Wisconsin has had the ability to care for the sickest kids in the state. We thank all the health care workers and staff at Children's Wisconsin who made that possible.
“As we remain steady with the number of children who are seeking care at Children’s Wisconsin due to viral illnesses, we will continue to closely monitor these trends over the next several months. Each year, we learn a bit more about what viral seasonal patterns might will look like in the future. We do expect to see fluctuations in viral illnesses during that time, which is a reminder to use frequent hand washing and stay home if you are ill.
We’re also staying informed on the latest from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as they make recommendations for a simplified, yearly COVID-19 vaccine process for future seasons. This is a promising step for protection against future outbreaks of this virus and is consistent with the approach used over many years to lessen the impact of seasonal influenza.”
Michael Gutzeit, MD
President, Primary Care, Children’s Wisconsin
The average daily volumes for the Children’s Wisconsin
|Dec. 27-Jan. 2||178||225|
|Nov. 29-Dec. 5
|Week of Jan. 17 in 2022||147||147|
Average daily number of children admitted to
|Dec. 27-Jan. 2||6||7||4||12|
|Nov. 29-Dec. 5||37||9||12||16|
|Week of Jan. 17 in 2022||1||26||3||1|
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).