Wisconsin virus cases reach 6-month high

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin’s rate of coronavirus cases has reached a level not seen since the winter as the highly contagious delta virus variant fueled a fresh wave of cases.

The Department of Health Services reports the seven-day average for new cases reached 1,201 — the first time the average rose above 1,200 since early February.

Health officials also reported three more deaths, bringing the overall tally to 8,324 confirmed and probably deaths from COVID-19.

The state offered on-site vaccinations at the state fair last week, leading to 608 vaccine doses being administered.

About 50% of the state’s total population is fully vaccinated.