MADISON, Wisconsin (WMTV) – More than 450 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in the state on Tuesday. This is a record in the past two months.
The last time the daily number of cases was reported above 400 was on May 19, when 461 cases were confirmed, according to the Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard. At that time, the seven-day moving average was set at 393 cases.
With 451 new cases reported on Tuesday, the seven-day moving average reached 193 cases. This is an increase of 36 more cases from the previous day.
There have been 615,378 never-reported cases in Badger State.
According to DHS on Monday, the 7-day moving average has risen 160% in the past two weeks. Dr Ryan Westergaard, chief medical officer for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, said on Monday that the majority of new infections were in people who had not been vaccinated.
“The risk to people who have been vaccinated is much lower,” he said. “The efficacy of the vaccine continued to hold up. “
It’s the same story with new cases nationwide. New cases are on the rise in all but one state and the vaccination rate has slowed.
DHS also confirmed two new deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total never reported to 7,383.
COVID-19 vaccinations slow in state
COVID-19 vaccinations continue to slow in Wisconsin, with fewer than 5,000 vaccines given so far this week.
DHS reports that 51.1% of state residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine, while 48.8% have completed their vaccine series.
Dane County is about 0.4 percentage point away from reaching 70% of its residents with at least one hit.
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