COVID-19 in Wisconsin: State surpasses 6,000 total deaths

Friday, Wisconsin health officials announced 28 new deaths related to COVID-19, moving the state’s total to 6,020 deaths since the pandemic began.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported 100 new hospitalizations, moving the total number of hospitalizations during the pandemic to 24,734.

A total of 548,221 positive cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Wisconsin, with 1,266 new cases reported Friday.

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As of Friday, DHS reports that more than 3.07 million people have been tested in the state.

The state’s seven-day average positivity rate by person is at 18.7%.

DHS said the state has been allocated 986,275 vaccine doses so far. Of those, 659,025 had been administered as of Friday, and 143,610 people had completed the two-shot vaccine series.

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