COVID-19 death toll exceeds 7K in Wisconsin –

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COVID-19 death toll exceeds 7K in Wisconsin – fr


MADISON, Wisconsin – More than 7,000 Wisconsinites have died from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to the State Department of Health Services.
Five new deaths were confirmed on Wednesday, bringing the statewide death toll to 7,003. The first deaths from COVID-19 in Wisconsin were recorded more than 14 months ago.

DHS officials said an additional 46 people across the state were also hospitalized in the last day.

Wisconsin has reported 330 new cases of the virus, which is lower than the number of cases on Tuesday. The seven-day moving average of new cases per day continued on a downward trend, with the most recent average falling to 307.

The average seven-day test positive dropped to 2.3%. The state has reached a historic total of 609,289 confirmed cases, and less than 1% of those cases remain active.

Health officials said 2,746,912 people had received at least one dose of the vaccine, or 47.2% of the state’s population. As of Wednesday, 2,404,085 residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or 41.3% of Wisconsin.

A total of 5,087,871 doses were administered statewide, of which 13,537 were in the past day.

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