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Fewer than 10,000 COVID-19 cases remain active in Wisconsin


WISCONSIN (WAOW) — Wisconsin has met another milestone in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For the first time in months, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reports that the number of cases that are still active has dipped below 10,000.

On Thursday, DHS considers 9,816 as still active. This is only 1.8% of the 541,515 of total confirmed COVID-19 cases.

733 of those cases were added to the total on Thursday, along with 4,814 new negative test results.

Now, the seven-day average for cases drops to 658.

Another 18 deaths were reported, bringing the total of those who have died from the virus in the state to 6,232. This is just over 1.1% of all confirmed cases.

The seven-day average for deaths is now 13.

DHS also reported 58 people were newly hospitalized. This brings the total of those hospitalized for the virus throughout the pandemic to 25,556

As of Wednesday afternoon, 385 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 26 from the day prior.

Of those, 107 are in the ICU, down 10 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

As of Wednesday, a total of 1,070,999 vaccines have been administered throughout Wisconsin. Those doses have gone to 761,336 Wisconsin residents, or around 13.1% of the eligible population.

Of those who have gotten vaccinations, 288,747, or 5% have completed the series.

In the North Central Wisconsin region, 57,388 have gotten at least one vaccine, which is about 12.3% of the eligible population. Of that group, 20,252 have completed the series.

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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