DHS: Wisconsin’s New Daily COVID-19 Cases Hovering Around 400

State Health Officials Announced 15 New Deaths From Virus Wednesday

Kali Willie, right, a paramedic from White Fish, Montana, gives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Miles Biggs, left, at the Music City Center convention facility Friday, March 12, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Mark Humphrey/AP Photo

New reports of COVID-19 cases are averaging around 400 per day in Wisconsin, based on the latest data published by the state Department of Health Services.

DHS reported 318 new cases of the disease Wednesday, bringing the average for the past seven days to 411 daily cases. Daily new cases have fallen drastically since early January, when the average was nearly 3,000.

There were 2,530 negative tests reported Wednesday.

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

A total of 2,089,819 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Wisconsin as of Wednesday, with 42.4 percent of Wisconsinites age 65 and up fully vaccinated.

As of Wednesday, 738,714 people in Wisconsin, or 12.9 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 6,554 people in Wisconsin. There were 15 new deaths from COVID-19 reported Wednesday.

Other DHS data from Wednesday include:

  • 570,730 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • 3,245,941 total tests administered, 2,675,211 of which have been negative since the pandemic began.
  • 26,942 people have been hospitalized because of the disease, or 4.7 percent of all positive cases, since the pandemic began.
  • Daily testing capacity remains at 59,273, though only 2,848 new test results were reported Wednesday.

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