After dipping to its lowest point in three months on Dec. 26, Wisconsin’s seven-day COVID-19 case average began climbing once again.
The case average is now up more than 1,000 since late December, and the death average has risen to previous levels too after a dip.
New cases reported: 1,456
New deaths reported: 5
Number hospitalized as of Sunday: 999 (intensive care: 219); down 485 patients from one month ago
Seven-day average of daily cases: 2,915 (down 713 cases from one month ago)
Seven-day average of daily deaths: 40 (down 12 from one month ago)
The average positivity rate — first-time positive tests over the last seven days — was 29.7% Monday.
Total cases since the start of pandemic: 508,346 (28,735 active cases)
Total deaths: 5,162
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► The 1,456 new cases and five deaths reported Monday account for the low end of the current seven-day averages. Mondays typically turn out the lowest case and death counts of the week, as fewer tests are conducted and processed over the weekend.
► The seven-day case average reached a low point of 1,882 on Dec. 26 after falling for weeks from the mid-November peak of more than 6,500. The average has generally been rising since the start of the new year, reaching 2,915 Monday.
► The seven-day death average reached a high point of 60 on Dec. 24 and then fell quickly to a low point of 25 on Jan. 4. It has been on the rise since then, reaching 40 on Monday.
For most of November and December, the death average remained at or above 40. Even as new cases were falling, deaths remained high.
► Juneau County currently has the highest seven-day average of new daily cases in Wisconsin when adjusting for population, according to state health data. Juneau reports a rate of 96.3 new cases over the last week per 100,000 people.
Buffalo, Pepin and Vilas counties also report new case rates over 80.
► For the second day in a row, the U.S. on Monday reported a record for COVID-19 deaths in a week, at 22,676, according to Johns Hopkins data. At that rate, an American dies every 27 seconds. Cases in a week are the second-worst on record, at 1,710,110.
The U.S. also reported its 375,000th coronavirus death Monday, Johns Hopkins data shows.
USA TODAY contributed to this report.