COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 28 new deaths, 324 new cases

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK'd the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. Photo: NIAID-RML via AP. FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK'd the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S.

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Updated: March 02, 2021 03:20 PM
Created: March 02, 2021 02:02 PM

Wisconsin health officials on Tuesday announced 28 new deaths related to COVID-19, moving the state's total to 6,440 deaths since the pandemic began.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported 64 new hospitalizations, moving the total number of hospitalizations during the pandemic to 26,222.

A total of 564,592 positive cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Wisconsin, with 324 new cases reported Tuesday.

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As of Tuesday, DHS reports that more than 3.19 million people have been tested in the state.

The state's seven-day average positivity rate by test is at 2.1%.

DHS said the state has been allocated 1,895,025 vaccine doses so far. Of those, 1,466,654 had been administered as of Tuesday, and 505,123 people had completed the two-shot vaccine series.

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


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