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Wisconsin reports 657 additional COVID-19 cases

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WISCONSIN (WAOW) — The state is continuing several week long downward trend in COVID-19 cases.

On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reports 657 new cases and 4,228 new negative test results.

This brings the total of confirmed cases in the state to 556,989. But, DHS only considers 10,092 of those cases to be active.

The seven-day average for cases is now 731.

An additional 10 deaths from the virus were also reported. This brings the total of those who have died from the virus in the state to 6,214.

The seven-day average for deaths is now 12.

DHS also reported 76 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 411 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 1 from the day prior.

Of those, 117 are in the ICU, down 1 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

As of Tuesday, a total of 1,023,576 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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