COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 5 new deaths, 727 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.

Josh Skluzacek
Created: April 07, 2021 01:48 PM

Wednesday, Wisconsin health officials reported five new deaths related to COVID-19, moving the state's total to 6,653 deaths since the pandemic began.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported 25 new hospitalizations, moving the total number of hospitalizations during the pandemic to 27,894.

A total of 581,797 positive cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Wisconsin, with 727 new cases reported Wednesday.

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As of Wednesday, DHS reports that more than 3.33 million people have been tested in the state.

The state's seven-day average positivity rate by test is at 3.5%.

DHS said the state has been allocated more than 3.36 million vaccine doses so far. Of those, 3.19 million had been administered as of Wednesday, and over 1.22 million people had completed the two-shot vaccine series.

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


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