2-23-21 no covid-19 deaths reported statewide for second day in a row

No COVID-19 deaths have been reported for a second day in a row in Wisconsin for the first time since early September. The last time Wisconsin went two or more days without a single reported death from the coronavirus was the three-day stretch of Sept. 6 through Sept. 8.  Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller says it’s the trend we’re seeing.  “We know the less people that test positive the less chance there’s going to be a need for medical intervention,”  Mueller told WFDL news.  The state’s seven-day average of new cases as reported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services was at its lowest point since early July, but it increased marginally from Sunday. The seven-day average on Monday was 612, up from 610 the day before. Nearly 560,000 people in Wisconsin have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,284 have died of the disease since the pandemic started.   Mueller says the number of new positive cases locally is the lowest it has been in months.  Meanwhile,  in Fond du Lac County 16,122 vaccines have been administered and 15.6 percent of the population has been vaccinated.