525 new COVID-19 cases; over 27k doses administered
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.
Effective this wknd, we are no longer updating our COVID-19 data dashboard on Sats & Suns. Thank you to our dedicated Data Team that has worked every day for the past year to update the data!
— @publichealthmdc (@PublicHealthMDC) May 8, 2021
Information regarding COVID-19 data in Dane County can still be found at The Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
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