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Wisconsin reports 38 new deaths from COVID-19

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WISCONSIN (WAOW) — After four days of death report that fell well under the seven-day average, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is reporting 38 deaths Tuesday.

The jump in reports on Tuesday is a common trend within the state's COVID-19 data. It's usually the result of health departments catching up on data from over the weekend.

The newly reported deaths brings the total of those who have died as a result of the virus in the state to 6,204. This is just over 1.1% of all confirmed cases in the state.

The seven-day average for deaths remain relatively unchanged despite the jump, it is 16 as of Tuesday.

A downward trend in cases continues. DHS reports 624 new cases and 2,594 new negative test results Tuesday.

This report brings the total of confirmed cases in the state to 556,332. Of those, DHS only considers 10,312 as still active cases.

The seven-day average for cases drops slightly from Monday to 754.

DHS also reported 82 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Monday afternoon, 412 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, up 13 from the day prior.

Of those, 118 are in the ICU, up 2 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

As of Tuesday, a total of 996,591 vaccines have been administered throughout Wisconsin.

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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