525 new COVID-19 cases; over 27k doses administered

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab.

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin is reporting a drop in COVID-19 cases compared to Friday’s count as the state nears 2.15 million people fully vaccinated.

Health officials confirmed 525 new cases Saturday, a drop from Friday’s case count of 662. The seven-day average of new cases per day has also continued on an increase, with Saturday’s average at 566.

The state has reached a lifetime total of 602,790 confirmed cases, and nearly 1.4% of cases are active.

DHS officials said 4,664,716 doses of the vaccine have been administered to Wisconsinites, while 2,149,489 people have fully completed the vaccine series.

The seven-day positivity rate for total tests by day has slightly dropped to 3.1%.

At least 6,904 people have died of coronavirus complications, with 20 new death confirmed Saturday. Another 47 people were also hospitalized in the past day.

Dane County Public Health announced in a tweet Saturday it is no longer updating its COVID-19 data on Saturdays and Sundays.

Information regarding COVID-19 data in Dane County can still be found at The Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 

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