State releases dashboard that shows COVID-19 data by city, school district

The state Department of Health Services has released a dashboard that allows people to see COVID-19 data by municipality, school district and ZIP code. Previously, data was only sorted by county and census tract.

Starting in December 2020, the state Department of Health Services started releasing COVID-19 data for cities, villages and townships, as well as school districts and ZIP codes.

Cumulative cases are a representation of all cases reported since March 15, 2020. Because boundaries vary, the school district might have a higher percentage rate than a ZIP code, for example.

School district numbers do not indicate that all of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are connected to the school; rather, the data states that they live in a specific school district.

Starting in July 2021, the state also started sharing vaccination data at the municipal level.

The data dashboard can be located at dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/data.htm.

Editor’s note: Vaccination data is only through Thursday, Sept. 30, due to lack of available state data from Oct. 1-4.

— Kimberly Wethal

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