Wisconsin COVID numbers up: Highest number of new cases since January

Posted at 2:29 PM, Sep 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-15 15:31:47-04

MADISON (NBC 26) — For the first time since early January, Wisconsin reported more than 3,400 new cases of coronavirus in a single day.

The latest data shows 3,426 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday. Wisconsin DHS said it's the first time since January they've seen rates of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 residents.

Additionally, DHS reports two Wisconsin counties, Forest and Buffalo, are at critically high activity levels for coronavirus. The rest of Wisconsin's counties are in the "very high" or "high" level.

Nearly 53% of Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series.

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