COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 18 new deaths, 539 new cases

Wisconsin health officials on Wednesday announced 18 new deaths related to COVID-19, moving the state’s total to 6,458 deaths since the pandemic began.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported 57 new hospitalizations, moving the total number of hospitalizations during the pandemic to 26,279.

A total of 565,131 positive cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Wisconsin, with 539 new cases reported Wednesday.

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As of Wednesday, DHS reports that more than 3.2 million people have been tested in the state.

The state’s seven-day average positivity rate by test is at 2.4%.

DHS said the state has been allocated 1.89 million vaccine doses so far. Of those, 1,507,834 had been administered as of Wednesday.

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