Wisconsin reports uptick in seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a subtle rise in the seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The average was 452, up 65 from Tuesday.

This is the highest seven-day average since March 5. There were 776 new cases recorded on Wednesday. The state had a delay in its data release on Tuesday and that may have played a role in Wednesday’s high number. 

“It’s hard to make much out of one day. Nonetheless there are other signs more generally that an increase in cases may be coming,” said Ben Weston, director of medical services at the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management.

The more concerning signs are that 30 states have seen an increase in cases and that Milwaukee County continues to see a subtle but significant uptick in cases, according to Weston.

The county’s seven-day average of new cases has ticked up since March 13, when it was about 62, according to the county’s dashboard. On March 19, the most recent data displayed, the seven-day average had reached about 82.

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Latest COVID-19 numbers

  • New cases reported: 776
  • New deaths reported: 10
  • Number hospitalized: 248 (intensive care: 62); down 107 patients from one month ago
  • Seven-day average of daily cases: 452 (down 165 cases from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average of daily deaths: 6 (down 12 from one month ago)
  • Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 2.5%
  • Total cases since the start of pandemic: 573,899 (6,368 active cases)
  • Total deaths: 6,597

Latest vaccine numbers

  • Total doses administered: 2,442,810
  • Wisconsin residents with at least one dose: 1,534,154 (26.3% of the population)
  • Residents with both doses: 893,146 (15.3% of the population)
  • Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 744,651 (73.2% of 65+ population)

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