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Wisconsin reports 1,456 new COVID-19 cases

(WAOW) — Wisconsin's Department of Health Services (DHS) reports 5,454 COVID-19 test results on Monday.

Of them, 1,456 came back positive for the virus and 3,998 as negative, which is a 26.7% positivity rate.

Monday's report brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state to 508,346. Of those, 474,830, or 93.4% are considered recovered.

The seven-day average of newly reported cases is 2,915, a slight decrease from Saturday. The average had been rising since December 29. On that date the average was 1,931.

The state also reports five deaths, bringing the total of those who have died from the virus in the state to 5,162 (1% of cases).

The seven-day average for deaths as of Monday is 40, another slight decrease from Saturday. A week ago, on January 4, the average was 25.

DHS also reports 56 hospitalizations. A total of 22,434 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized throughout the pandemic.

As of Sunday afternoon, 999 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down three from the day prior. This is the fewest COVID-19 patients being treated in hospitals since October.

Of those, 219 are in the ICU, down 3 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.

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