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New COVID-19 cases above 5,000, most in more than a year

MADISON, Wisconsin (WMTV) — Wisconsin hit more than 5,000 cases in a single day for the first time in more than a year on Thursday.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ COVID-19 dashboard lists 5,097 new cases of the coronavirus. You’d have to go back to November 24 to find the last time the number of cases was higher than this.

Cases also did not exceed the 5,000 mark in all of 2021.

The peak number of COVID-19 cases occurred last November, with 7,870 cases on November 17, 2020. The seven-day moving average reached 6,500 at the time.

Despite Wisconsin’s seven-day moving average dropping below 3,000 last week after a Thanksgiving of some COVID-19 testing, with the new cases it shot right back to 3,015 Thursday.

Since the start of the pandemic, 884,783 Wisconsinites have been infected with the virus, according to DHS.

DHS recorded 39 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, with a total of 9,093 in the state.

The average number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin jumped 140 this week to 1,360. The trajectory of COVID-19 patients in south central Wisconsin is growing 13%.

The average number of patients admitted to an ICU with COVID-19 in Wisconsin has also increased slightly, from 323 last week to 364 this week.

Approximately 59% of Wisconsin residents have had at least one COVID-19 shot and 56.1% of residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine. 11,838 vaccines have been administered so far this week.

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