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Seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases continues to fall

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(WAOW) — The seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases has decreased daily for over two weeks.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), on January 11, the average was 2,915; as of January 26 it is 1,545.

According to preliminary data, the percent of individuals testing positive is down too, at about 20%. This is a low that hasn't been seen since early October.

On Friday, the state reports a case increase under the seven-day average, adding 1,301 cases and 4,147 new negative test results.

This brings the total of all confirmed COVID-19 cases to 535,218. Of those, 507,760, or 94.9% are considered recovered. This leaves about 21,705 COVID-19 cases active in the state.

The state also reports 54 deaths, bringing the total of those who have died from the virus in the state to 5753 (1.1% of all cases).

Unlike cases, this average fluctuates more, as of Tuesday it is 34.

DHS also reported 135 people were newly-hospitalized.

As of Monday afternoon, 772 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, up 11 from the day prior.

Of those, 175 are in the ICU, up 6 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

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