COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 5 new deaths, 656 new cases

Wisconsin health officials on Friday announced five new deaths related to COVID-19, moving the state’s total to 6,399 deaths since the pandemic began.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported 59 new hospitalizations, moving the total number of hospitalizations during the pandemic to 26,013.

A total of 562,807 positive cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Wisconsin, with 656 new cases reported Friday.

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As of Friday, DHS reports that more than 3.18 million people have been tested in the state.

The state’s seven-day average positivity rate by test is at 2.3%.

DHS said the state has been allocated 1,625,875 vaccine doses so far. Of those, 1,340,694 had been administered as of Friday, and 443,026 people had completed the two-shot vaccine series.

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