LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – COVID-19 case numbers continue to roll in across the state.
Today’s COVID-19 update for Wisconsin shows 39 new deaths linked to the virus. The number of Wisconsinites fully vaccinated is more than 174- thousand.
The Department of Health Services reports 681 new cases today. That drops Wisconsin’s rolling average to below one thousand for the first time since September. The state’s 7-day positivity average by test is at four percent. The newest stats are being met with cautious optimism from the state DHS Deputy Secretary.
Julie Willems Van Dijk State DHS Deputy Secretary said, “On the other hand, when we were on the upslope of this curve, and we were hitting 970 cases a day, we thought we were in dire straits. So, it is all relative. As we’ve said, this is still far too high a rate and so I think that is a really important piece to keep in perspective, and it is also incredibly more important to keep in perspective, in terms of the variance.”
Eau Claire County records three new deaths and six new cases of COVID-19. The county’s 7-day positivity average by test is at nine percent.
One new death is reported in La Crosse County. New positive tests go up by 27.
Chippewa County adds five new cases of COVID-19.
Dunn County adds two cases.
Barron County sees three new cases and one new death for a total of 73.