DHS: 490 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 2 new deaths

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 490 Thursday, March 18, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported, for a total of 571,220.

There have been 6,556 deaths in the state, with two new deaths reported by state health officials Thursday.

Of the positive cases, 26,994 have required hospitalization (4.7%) while 558,115 have recovered (97.7%), making for 6,390 active cases (1.1%).

More than 2.6 million have tested negative. More than 3.2 million have been tested.

As for the COVID-19 vaccine, DHS officials reported as of Thursday, March 18 that 2,148,882 doses have been administered. To date, 2,406,245 doses have been allocated to Wisconsin.

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