Number of COVID-19 cases highest in Wisconsin since April

Posted at 2:47 PM, Jul 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 15:47:50-04

MADISON (NBC 26) — Wisconsin is seeing a new surge of coronavirus cases. Tuesday's latest data reported by the state Department of Health Services show the number of new cases is the highest since April.

DHS reported Tuesday that 983 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added to the system for a 7-day average of 419 cases per day. The last time the number of new cases was that high was April 7th, when 989 new cases were reported.

Wisconsin is not the only place seeing a new rise in coronavirus cases. Parts of the country are seeing COVID-19 cases climb due in large part to the rise in the more transmissible delta variant.

These latest numbers out of Wisconsin come as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that it’s now recommending people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

The CDC is also recommending that everyone in K-12 schools wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status. That includes students and staff.

This story includes content written by Kyle Hicks for E.W. Scripps.