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DHS reports 2,018 COVID-19 cases

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MADISON (WKOW) -- 2,018 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 1,702, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

DHS also reports two COVID-19 deaths, bring the seven-day average to eight.

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

As of Friday afternoon, 978 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals. Of those, 305 are in the ICU, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

The reported seven-day average of positive tests is 8 percent.

(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 1,702 and the seven-day average of new probable cases to be 294. (CHART)

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

As of Friday, a total of 6,142,156 vaccines have been administered throughout Wisconsin.

So far, 55.1 percent of Wisconsinites have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, and 51.7 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 the 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.

(County by county results are available here)