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Wisconsin reports under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

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(WAOW) — For the first time since around the beginning of September, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reports under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day.

On Monday, DHS reports 946 new COVID-19 cases and 3,253 negative test results. This brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 533,917.

Of those, 505,987, or 94.8% are considered recovered.

The last time the state consistently reported new cases below or around 900 was at the beginning of September.

As of Monday, the seven-day average for newly reported cases is 1,577. That average has slowly been decreasing since January 9. The last time the case average was this low was around September 18.

The state also reports an additional eight deaths, bringing the total of those who have died from the virus in the state to 5,699.

The seven-day average for deaths, which has been fluctuating up and down more than the new case average, drops to 33.

DHS also reported 67 people were newly-hospitalized.

As of Sunday afternoon, 761 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 10 from the day prior.

Of those, 169 are in the ICU, down 3 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

As of Monday a total of 345,017 vaccines have been administered throughout Wisconsin.

A total of 64,364 Wisconsin residents have gotten both doses of the vaccine.

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.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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