349 New COVID-19 Cases Monday, No New Deaths

2 Million Wisconsin Residents Fully Vaccinated As Of Sunday

A woman shops at an outdoor clothing store in New York
A woman shops at a clothing store, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

New reports of COVID-19 cases are holding steady in Wisconsin, based on the latest data published by the state Department of Health Services.

DHS reported 349 new cases of the disease Monday, bringing the average for the past seven days to 646 daily cases. One week ago, the average was 602 daily cases.

It’s typical for DHS to report fewer confirmed COVID-19 cases on Mondays, with labs usually posting fewer test results the day before.

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There were 2,494 negative tests reported Monday.

COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin hover in the mid-600s, more of the state’s residents are being vaccinated against the disease.

A total of 4,479,776 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Wisconsin as of Monday, with 75.4 percent of Wisconsinites age 65 and up fully vaccinated.

As of Monday, 2,009,464 people in Wisconsin, or 34.5 percent of the population, have been fully vaccinated.

Increasing rates of vaccination have provided a sense of hope after a yearlong pandemic that has claimed the lives of 29,441 people in Wisconsin. There were no new deaths from COVID-19 reported Monday.

Other DHS data from Monday include:

  • 599,576 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • 3,456,450 total tests administered, 2,856,874 of which have been negative since the pandemic began.
  • 29,441 people have been hospitalized because of the disease, or 4.9 percent of all positive cases, since the pandemic began.
  • Daily testing capacity remains at 59,273, though only 2,843 new test results were reported Monday.

Coronavirus rates vary from county to county. In order to track COVID-19 activity levels, DHS looks at the number of new cases per a county’s population over a 14-day period — and whether there’s an upward or downward trend in new cases. Activity levels range from “very high,” “high,” “medium,” to “low.”

As of Wednesday, DHS data showed the state had five counties, all in northwest Wisconsin, with a “very high” level, while the majority of Wisconsin counties had “high” levels of activity. There were growing case trajectories in three counties. Wisconsin’s overall COVID-19 activity level is “high.”

For more about COVID-19, visit Coronavirus in Wisconsin.