New COVID-19 infections in Wisconsin topped 700 for the fifth day

NOW: New COVID-19 infections in Wisconsin topped 700 for the fifth day

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin continues to make steady progress in its vaccine rollout.

Nearly 40% of people have gotten one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 27% are fully vaccinated.

For those 65-years-old and older, 79% have gotten their first dose, and 71% are fully vaccinated.

For the fifth consecutive day, new coronavirus infections in the state topped 700. The state reported 727 positive tests on Saturday, April 17. That brings the seven-day average to 743, which is a slight drop from yesterday.

Eight more deaths were also reported Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths to 6,711.


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