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Wisconsin reports lowest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since August

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WISCONSIN (WAOW) — Wisconsin is continuing to consistently report under 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases.

In fact, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services report of 405 new cases Monday is the lowest yet of 2021. Also, the last time a daily report was that low at the end of August 24, with 392 cases.

The increase brings the total of confirmed cases to 555,708, but of those only 10,616 remain active. According to DHS, 538,767, or 97% of cases have recovered.

The seven-day average for daily new cases has dropped everyday for over a month now. As of Monday it is 762, which is comparable to the average at the beginning of September (767 on September 4).

Another four deaths were reported on Monday, bringing the total to 6,166 lives lost since last spring. Its just over 1.1% of all confirmed cases in the state.

The seven-day average for reported deaths has been dropping, but not with the consistency that cases have been. As of Monday, it had dropped to 16, which is the lowest its been since mid-October.

DHS also reported 38 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Sunday afternoon, 399 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 22 from the day prior.

Of those, 116 are in the ICU, down 9 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

As of Tuesday, a total of 976,049 vaccines have been administered throughout Wisconsin.

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