7-day positivity rate remains below 4% in Wisconsin; more than 31K newly vaccinated against COVID
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s seven-day positivity rate for new COVID-19 tests continues to remain below 4%, according to the state Department of Health Services.
As of Thursday, the seven-day average percent positive by test is at 3.3%. The average has not surpassed the 4% mark since early February.
Health officials said 2,555,105 Wisconsinites have gotten at least one dose of COVID vaccine, or 43.9% of the state’s population. A total of 2,086,243 residents have fully completed the vaccine series, which is 35.8% of Wisconsin.
A total of 4,581,912 doses have been administered across the state, including 31,565 in the past day.
Wisconsin reported 667 new cases of the virus, which is above Wednesday’s case count and the seven-day rolling average of 606. The DHS said 1,958 cases of COVID variants have also been identified.
The state has reached an all-time total of 601,603 confirmed cases, and 8,663 of those cases remain active.
Fourteen more people have died of coronavirus complications, which puts the statewide death toll at 6,877. An additional 68 more people have been hospitalized within the past day.
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