COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 18 new deaths, 485 new cases

Wednesday, Wisconsin health officials reported 18 new deaths related to COVID-19, moving the state’s total to 6,953 deaths since the pandemic began.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported 76 new hospitalizations, moving the total number of hospitalizations during the pandemic to 30,059.

A total of 604,863 positive cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Wisconsin, with 485 new cases reported Wednesday.

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As of Wednesday, DHS reports that more than 3.49 million people have been tested in the state.

The state’s seven-day average positivity rate by test is at 3.0%.

DHS said 4.78 million vaccine doses had been administered as of Wednesday, and over 2.23 million people had completed the two-shot vaccine series.

You can see the state’s complete COVID-19 report here.