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Wisconsin adds 774 new COVID-19 cases

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WISCONSIN (WAOW) — Wisconsin is adding 774 new COVID-19 cases and 4,535 new negative test results.

The new report from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services brings the total of confirmed cases to 558,496. Of those, only 9,575 are considered active.

New cases have increased over the day before for the last three days now, but it's too early to tell if it's a trend.

And, despite the increases, the seven-day average for new cases continues to drop. As of Friday it is 635, and it has been dropping daily for over a month.

The state has also started to list all confirmed cases of any of the three known variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. As of Friday, six cases had been confirmed out of the 6,339 tests sequenced.

The state also adds 35 deaths, bringing the total of those who have died from the virus in the state to 6,267.

The seven-day average for deaths is now 17.

DHS also reported 79 people were newly hospitalized. This brings the total of those hospitalized for the virus throughout the pandemic to 25,635

As of Thursday afternoon, 388 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, up 3 from the day prior.

Of those, 107 are in the ICU, the same as the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

As of Thursday, a total of 1,119,705 vaccines have been administered throughout Wisconsin. Those doses have gone to 782,420 Wisconsin residents, or around 13.4% of the eligible population.

Of those who have gotten vaccinations, 314,762 , or 5.4% have completed the series.

In the North Central Wisconsin region, 59,231 have gotten at least one vaccine, which is about 12.7% of the eligible population. Of that group, 21,942 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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