DHS: 656 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 5 new deaths

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 656 Friday, Feb. 26, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, for a total of 562,807.

There have been 6,399 deaths in the state, with 5 new deaths reported Friday.

Of the positive cases, 26,013 have required hospitalization (4.6%), while 548,040 have recovered (97.4%), making for 8,209 active cases (1.5%).

More than 2.6 million have tested negative. More than 3.1 million have been tested.

As for the COVID-19 vaccine, DHS officials reported as of Friday, Feb. 26 that 1,340,694 doses have been administered. To date, 1,625,875 doses have been allocated to Wisconsin.

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