Nearly 67K newly vaccinated against COVID as health officials confirm more than 1K new cases for 2nd straight day
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin has reported over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row, according to the state Department of Health Services.
Health officials confirmed 1,092 new cases Friday, the highest single-day total since Feb. 11. The seven-day rolling average has also grown to 764.
The state has reached an all-time total of 583,935 confirmed cases, and more than 8,500 of those are active.
In terms of Wisconsin’s positivity rate, the seven-day average percent positive by test has remained at 3.8% going into Friday.
The rising case counts have been joined by continued efforts to expand the vaccine rollout in Wisconsin. More than 3.3 million doses of vaccine have been administered throughout the state, including 66,966 in the past day alone.
DHS officials said 2,089,526 people have received at least one dose, or 35.9% of the state’s population. The latest numbers come one day after Wisconsin surpassed the 2 million mark.
As of Friday, 1,330,471 residents have fully completed the vaccine series, which is about 23% of Wisconsin.
Five more people died of coronavirus complications Friday, which puts the statewide death toll at 6,672. According to DHS data, 88 more have also been hospitalized in the past 24 hours.
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