147 new COVID-19 cases; nearly 41% of Wisconsinites fully vaccinated

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab.

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin is reporting a drop in COVID cases compared to Saturday’s count as the state reaches nearly 41% of the population fully vaccinated.

Health officials confirmed 147 new cases Sunday, a drop from Saturday’s case count of 293. The seven-day average of new cases per day has also continued on a decline, with Sunday’s average at 324.

The state has reached a lifetime total of 608,432 confirmed cases, and nearly 1.1% of cases are active.

DHS officials said 5,044,653 doses of the vaccine have been administered to Wisconsinites, while 2,381,053 people have fully completed the vaccine series.

The seven-day positivity rate for total tests by day has remained the same at 2.6%.

At least 6,989 people have died of coronavirus complications, with no new deaths confirmed Sunday. Another 23 people were also hospitalized in the past day.

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