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Wisconsin reports 886 new COVID-19 cases

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WISCONSIN (WAOW) — The number of COVID-19 cases reported on a daily basis are on the rise in Wisconsin.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the state is adding 886 new cases along with 2,422 new negative test results. It brings the total of confirmed cases in the state to 581,070.

Of those cases, DHS considers 7,562 as still active.

The seven-day average for new COVID-19 case reports has nearly doubled since the beginning of March. On March 8, the average was 371. Now, it's 634.

The state also reports eight new deaths, bringing the total of those who have died from the virus in the state to 6,648.

DHS also reported 72 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 241 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, up six from the day prior.

Of those, 64 are in the ICU, up two from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

As of Tuesday, a total of 3,120,369 vaccines have been administered throughout Wisconsin.

So far, 33.4 percent of Wisconsinites have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, and 20.4 percent of the state has complete the vaccine series.

Vaccination numbers can change on a rolling basis as the state gets more data each day.

DHS 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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