New COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin Averaging Around 600 Per Day

There Have Been 594,682 Cases Of The Disease Since Start Of Pandemic

COVID-19 Testing Takes Place In Northern Wisconsin
Bayfield County, the Red Cliff tribe and the Wisconsin National Guard conducted COVID-19 testing as part of a mass testing event at Red Cliff on June 12, 2020. Danielle Kaeding/WPR

New reports of COVID-19 cases are averaging at around 600 cases per day in Wisconsin, based on the latest data published by the state Department of Health Services.

DHS reported 399 new cases of the disease Sunday, bringing the average for the past seven days to 603 daily cases. One week ago, the average was 735 daily cases.

There were 3,672 negative tests reported Sunday.

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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 4,217,115 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Wisconsin as of Sunday, with 74 percent of Wisconsinites age 65 and up fully vaccinated.

As of Sunday, 1,827,807 people in Wisconsin, or 31.4 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 6,756 people in Wisconsin. On Saturday, DHS reported 6,757 deaths.

Other DHS data from Sunday include:

  • 594,682 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • 4,422,846 total tests administered, 2,828,164 of which have been negative since the pandemic began.
  • 28,969 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 4,071 new test results were reported Sunday.

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 three counties — Burnett, 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 two counties. Wisconsin’s overall COVID-19 activity level is “high.”

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