Weekly Average Of New Coronavirus Cases Reaches Lowest Point Since Early April

DHS Reports 205 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

A pharmacist in gray scrubs and a face shield looks closely at a vial as she draws up a vaccine
Pharmacist Nicole Hiltunen draws up a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Touchmark in Appleton, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

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 205 new cases of the disease Monday, bringing the average for the past seven days to 532 daily cases, the lowest it has been since April 2. One week ago, the average was 646 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.

There were 2,100 negative tests reported Monday.

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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 4,707,331 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Wisconsin as of Monday, with 76.7 percent of Wisconsinites age 65 and up fully vaccinated.

As of Monday, 2,179,950 people in Wisconsin, or 37.4 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 6,904 people in Wisconsin. There were no new deaths from COVID-19 reported Monday.

Other DHS data from Monday include:

  • 603,303 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • 3,486,162 total tests administered, 2,882,859 of which have been negative since the pandemic began.
  • 29,831 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 2,305 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 two counties and shrinking trajectories in three. Wisconsin’s overall COVID-19 activity level is “high.”

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