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