Wisconsin reports largest number of new single-day COVID-19 cases since May
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin has reported the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in over two months, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health Services.
Health officials confirmed 451 new cases of the virus, a number which has not surpassed 400 since May 19. Tuesday’s case count was also well above the seven-day rolling average of 193.
The state has reached an all-time total of 615,378 confirmed cases.
According to DHS officials, the seven-day average percent positive by test was at 2.5% for the second day in a row.
Two more deaths were recorded Tuesday, which puts the statewide death toll at 7,383.
Vaccination rates across Wisconsin have slowed considerably, with fewer than 2,800 doses being administered in the past day. DHS officials said 2,977,168 people have received at least one dose of vaccine, which is more than half of the state’s population.
Health officials said 2,840,269 residents have completed the vaccine series, or 48.8% of Wisconsin.
A total of 5,746,196 doses have been administered throughout the state since December.
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