COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 25 new deaths, 747 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
Updated: February 24, 2021 03:27 PM
Created: February 24, 2021 03:19 PM

Wednesday, Wisconsin health officials announced 25 new deaths related to COVID-19, moving the state's total to 6,342 deaths since the pandemic began.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported 55 new hospitalizations, moving the total number of hospitalizations during the pandemic to 25,893.

A total of 561,311 positive cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Wisconsin, with 747 new cases reported Wednesday.

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As of Wednesday, DHS reports that more than 3.16 million people have been tested in the state.

The state's seven-day average positivity rate by test is at 2.8%.

DHS said the state has been allocated 1,625,875 vaccine doses so far. Of those, 1,237,867 had been administered as of Wednesday, and 386,072 people had completed the two-shot vaccine series.

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


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