Public health officials are pleading for people to get vaccinated, as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Thursday update showed a 7-day average of 556 new confirmed cases – double what it was a week earlier and nearly 8 times where it was a month ago.
The sooner more of us get vaccinated against #COVID19, the less opportunity there is for the virus to keep mutating into potentially more dangerous variants.
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— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) July 29, 2021
With just over 49 percent of the state’s eligible population age 12 and up fully vaccinated against coronavirus, DHS reported 57 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties were experiencing high case activity, much of that attributable to the more easily transmissible Delta variant.