70 more hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 13 new deaths confirmed
MADISON, Wis. — After two consecutive days without COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin, health officials confirmed 13 new deaths Tuesday.
As many as 6,917 COVID-related deaths have been recorded since the start of the pandemic. The state Department of Health Services said 70 more people were also hospitalized over the past day, which triples Monday’s hospitalizations.
Wisconsin reported 517 new cases of the virus, which is higher than both Monday’s case count and the seven-day rolling average of 503. The state has reached an all-time total of 603,820 confirmed cases, and 7,756 of those cases remain active.
The seven-day average percent positive by test has remained at 3.1%.
A total of 4,724,130 vaccine doses have been administered across Wisconsin, including 11,396 in the past day.
Health officials said 2,591,069 people have received at least one dose of vaccine, which is 44.5% of the state’s population. The DHS said 2,192,002 have been fully vaccinated against COVID, or 37.6% of Wisconsin.
According to DHS data, half of Dane County residents have completed the vaccine series as of Tuesday afternoon.
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