Nearly 4.5 million doses of COVID vaccine administered as Wisconsin tops 600K confirmed cases

5 04 21 Covid 19 By The Numbers Wi 1

MADISON, Wis. — The all-time total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin has surpassed 600,000, according to the state Department of Health Services.

The state topped 500,000 cases about four months ago. The overall number of new cases has slowed considerably compared to last year, as Wisconsin went from 400,000 to 500,000 cases in one month.

Wisconsin reported 721 new cases of the virus, which more than doubles Monday’s case count. The latest amount is also higher than the seven-day rolling average of 633. The state has confirmed a total of 600,297 cases since the start of the pandemic, and 8,666, or 1.4% of those cases remain active.

Cumulative Cases By Day

Health officials said 2,532,647 people have gotten at least one dose of vaccine, which is 43.5% of the state’s population. As of Tuesday, 2,021,685 residents have fully completed the vaccine series, or 34.7% of Wisconsin.

A total of 4,497,245 doses have been administered since December.

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The seven-day average percent positive by test has remained at 3.3% as of Tuesday afternoon.

The statewide death toll has reached 6,850, with 11 new deaths recorded Tuesday. DHS officials said 86 more people were also hospitalized within the past day, which nearly triples Monday’s hospitalizations.

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