COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 35 new deaths, 774 new cases

This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. They said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 that genetic tests show a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he’d previously been infected with in March. Photo: NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP. This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. They said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 that genetic tests show a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he’d previously been infected with in March.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: February 19, 2021 02:17 PM
Created: February 19, 2021 02:03 PM

Wisconsin health officials on Friday announced 35 new deaths related to COVID-19, moving the state's total to 6,267 deaths since the pandemic began.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported 79 new hospitalizations, moving the total number of hospitalizations during the pandemic to 25,635.

A total of 558,496 positive cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Wisconsin, with 774 new cases reported Friday.

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As of Friday, DHS reports that more than 3.14 million people have been tested in the state.

The state's seven-day average positivity rate by test is at 2.9%.

DHS said the state has been allocated 1,410,300 vaccine doses so far. Of those, 1,119,705 had been administered as of Friday, and 314,762 people had completed the two-shot vaccine series.

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


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