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Officials: Latest COVID-19 surge hasn’t peaked in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials say the latest surge of COVID-19 infections due to the highly contagious delta variant has not yet peaked in the state.

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The seven-day average of new cases as of Tuesday was 2,857, nearly double what it was two weeks ago and at a level not seen since early January before the vaccine was widely available.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Karen Timberlake says, “We are not at a plateau yet, we are not at a leveling off."  

The 1,085 people hospitalized as of Tuesday was down slightly from the previous three days.