Surge facility’s antibody treatment clinic closes
The state’s COVID-19 surge facility in West Allis has closed its outpatient antibody treatment clinic.
The Department of Health Services said the clinic’s last day was Friday. Since opening in late December, the clinic accepted referrals from southeast Wisconsin health systems.
“Those health systems now have the capacity to provide care for their patients,” DHS said on its website. “The alternate care facility was grateful for the opportunity to partner with area health systems by offering Bamlanivimab infusion to patients at a time of great need.”
No patients were at the surge facility in West Allis on Sunday.
Vaccinators in the state administered 767,020 doses through Sunday, with 165,370 Wisconsinites getting second shots.
The Department of Health Services reported 671 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and 934 on Saturday, for a total of 549,826.
Two deaths were reported Sunday and 32 on Saturday, for a total of 6,054. The state surpassed 6,000 deaths from the virus on Friday.
As of Sunday, 3,084,748 Wisconsinites had received COVID-19 tests.
DHS considers 14,493 cases active.
The seven-day average for daily new cases is 1,058, down 48 from Saturday and 291 from a week ago.
The seven-day average for daily new deaths is 23, the same as Saturday and down six from a week ago.
As of Saturday, the seven-day positivity rate by person was 17.8 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from Friday and 1.9 percentage points from a week ago.
The rate by test was 4.4 percent, down 0.2 percentage points from Saturday and 0.9 percentage points from a week ago.
There were 570 COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin hospitals on Sunday, the same as Saturday and down 127 from last week, per the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
There were 144 in intensive care units, down seven from Saturday and 24 from a week ago.