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Wis. seven-day rolling average COVID-19 cases rising

Wisconsin is currently at 487,038 cases.
Public Health Madison Dane County shared that over the last month daily cases are in a steady...
Public Health Madison Dane County shared that over the last month daily cases are in a steady decline.(NBC)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 3:30 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases is on the rise this week, the state’s top health agency reports Monday.

The state Department of Health Services reports on their daily dashboard that the new seven-day rolling average is at 2,255 cases. Just last week, this number was at 1,934 cases. The department reminded people to look at this number for a better understanding of virus activity across the state.

If the state continues at this rate, it is likely to hit 500,000 cases of COVID-19 by Sunday. Wisconsin is currently at 487,038 cases.

DHS reported 1,407 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is more than 500 less than the previous day. However, it is typical for the first day of the work week to see fewer cases.

There were 51 people hospitalized for the virus since the previous report, bringing the total number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients to 1,069. There are 225 patients in the ICU for the virus.

Nine people died from COVID-19 in the past day, and the new seven-day rolling average for deaths is 25.

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