Seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases reaches lowest point since March 2020
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s downward trend in new confirmed cases continued Monday, reaching the state’s lowest seven-day average since the first month of the pandemic.
New data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows the state’s seven-day average for new confirmed cases sat at 112 on Monday. The last time the seven-day average was that low was March 28, 2020. The seven-day average hasn’t topped 200 cases since the end of May.
To date, health officials have confirmed 611,719 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Health officials also reported a steady seven-day average for percent positive by test, with the percentage sitting 1.1%, the same as was reported Friday.
Statewide, deaths have also tapered off. As of Monday, the state’s seven-day average for new deaths was two. No new deaths were reported within the last day. A total of 7,208 people have died from COVID-19 complications since the start of the pandemic.
Wisconsin’s steady decline in cases and deaths comes as health officials continue their vaccination efforts around the state.
As of Monday, 44.2% of the state’s population had finished their vaccination series; that’s a total of 2,576,201 people. Just over 49% of the state’s population, 2,859,160 people in total, have gotten at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine.
To date, health care workers have administered 5,366,251 doses of vaccine.
Thanks to local vaccination efforts by health care providers and Public Health Madison & Dane County, Dane County leads the state in the percent of residents partially and fully vaccinated, according to DHS data. A total of 67.7% of the county’s population is at least partially vaccinated, and 61.3% of the population has finished their vaccination series.
On June 26, PHMDC will end its vaccination and testing operations at the Alliant Energy Center, but officials said they plan to continue testing and vaccinating at other sites throughout Dane County. COVID-19 public safety efforts have been in place at the Alliant Energy Center since May 2020.
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