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DHS reports 1,884 new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin

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MADISON (WKOW) — 1,884 new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday in Wisconsin, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin is at 1,785, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

DHS also reports one new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the seven-day average to three per day.

Cases and deaths for each day are reported by DHS here.

As of Friday afternoon, 482 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals. Of those, 85 are in the ICU, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. This data is updated daily at 3:30 p.m.

(CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DHS DASHBOARD)

The Department of Health Services dashboard also shows the seven-day average of new confirmed cases to be 1,785 and the seven-day average of new probable cases to be 231. (CHART). The seven-day average for percent positive by test is 14.8%

According to the CDC as of July 28, only Juneau and Jefferson counties have low COVID-19 community transmission rates in the 27 News viewing area. Richland County has medium community transmission rates, while Grant, Dane, Green, Columbia, Rock, Lafayette, Sauk, Marquette and Iowa counties have high. The CDC updates these classifications here.

(App users, see the daily reports and charts HERE)

As of Friday afternoon, a total of 10,008,045 vaccines have been administered throughout Wisconsin. Of those, 2,585,598 are booster shots for vaccinated people. 

So far, 64.6 percent of Wisconsinites have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, and 61.5 percent of the state has completed the vaccine series.

Vaccination numbers can change on a rolling basis as the state gets more data each day.

DHS has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services updates the statistics each day on its website around 2 p.m.

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The new strain of the coronavirus causes COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. A full list of symptoms is available on the Centers for Disease Control website.

In severe cases, pneumonia can develop. Those most at risk include the elderly, people with heart or lung disease as well as anyone at greater risk of infection.

For most, the virus is mild, presenting similarly to a common cold or the flu.

Anyone who thinks they may have the disease should call ahead to a hospital or clinic before going in for a diagnosis. Doing so gives the staff time to take the proper precautions so the virus does not spread.

Those needing emergency medical services should continue to use 911.