DHS: 116 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed Monday

40 Percent Of Wisconsin Residents Are Fully Vaccinated Against The Virus

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Justin Bishop, 13, watches as Nurse Jennifer Reyes gives him his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Justin Bishop, 13, watches as Registered Nurse Jennifer Reyes inoculates him with the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Mount Sinai South Nassau Vaxmobile parked at the De La Salle School, Friday, May 14, 2021, in Freeport, N.Y. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

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

DHS reported 116 new cases of the disease Monday, bringing the average for the past seven days to 424 daily cases. One week ago, the average was 532 daily cases.

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Monday’s total is the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases reported since April 2020. It’s typical for DHS to report fewer confirmed COVID-19 cases on Mondays, with labs usually posting fewer test results the day before.

There were 2,229 negative tests reported Monday.

As COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continue to decline, more of the state’s residents are being vaccinated against the disease.

A total of 4,876,648 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Wisconsin as of Monday, with 78 percent of Wisconsinites age 65 and up fully vaccinated.

As of Monday, 2,297,163 people in Wisconsin, or 39.5 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 6,958 people in Wisconsin. There were no new deaths from COVID-19 reported Monday.

Other DHS data from Monday include:

  • 606,274 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • 3,514,059 total tests administered, 2,907,785 of which have been negative since the pandemic began.
  • 30,250 people have been hospitalized because of the disease, or 5 percent of all positive cases, since the pandemic began.
  • Daily testing capacity remains at 59,273, though only 2,345 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 two counties — Polk and St. Croix — with a “very high” level, while the majority of Wisconsin counties had “high” levels of activity. There were growing case trajectories in one county and shrinking trajectories in eight. Wisconsin’s overall COVID-19 activity level is “high.”

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

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