Wisconsin COVID-19: WI reports 403 new coronavirus cases with no virus deaths listed for 1st time since September

UW-Madison issues warning amid spike in COVID-19 cases
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin reported 403 new coronavirus cases and 0 deaths Sunday.

The daily update lists no deaths for the first time since late September. The latest new case count is also the lowest since 324 positive tests were registered in late June, according to health officials.

In total, the state has seen 559,575 cases and 6,284 deaths related to the virus, since the pandemic began.

Wisconsin's seven-day percent positive by test is 2.7%.

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The new case average continued its decline with a mark of 610, the lowest number since 595 in early July. The COVID Tracking Project reports that the rolling average number of daily new cases over the last two weeks in Wisconsin has decreased by 43%. There were about 203 new cases per 100,000 people in that time, which ranks 42nd in the country for new cases per capita.

UW-Madison issues warning amid spike in COVID-19 cases

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has warned of a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

The university health services email came Friday, a day after a more contagious variant was detected in the county. Jake Baggott, the head of University Health Services, warned of a "significant increase" in COVID-19 cases among students on and off campus.

He says there were 112 confirmed cases reported Wednesday and 99 more on Thursday.

UW President Tommy Thompson said Thursday that he directed chancellors to ensure that students at every campus could attend at least 75% of classes in person this fall, citing a low infection rate in the system's schools.

Wisconsin health officials to launch vaccine registry

Wisconsin health officials are launching a new online COVID-19 vaccine registry next month.

The registry will help people determine if they're eligible for a shot, let them know where they can get it and allow them to schedule an appointment.

A number of local health departments will start testing the registry in their communities starting next week with a full launch on March 1. If a person's local health department is participating in the registry he or she will able to access it starting then.

The registry will be open to other vaccinators by April 1.

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WLS-TV contributed to this report
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