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21 die in Wisconsin Wednesday from COVID-19 complications
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21 die in Wisconsin Wednesday from COVID-19 complications

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Chippewa County announced four new active cases of COVID-19 Wednesday (less than 70 currently active), bringing the total positive cases to 7,299 countywide to date.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were announced Wednesday, leaving the Chippewa County COVID-19 death toll at 94 lives lost.

There have now been 30,145 negative coronavirus tests and 253 COVID-19 induced hospitalizations (no individuals currently hospitalized) in Chippewa County to date. Chippewa County’s risk level for the spread of coronavirus is currently classified as “high.”

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Wisconsin has now seen 658,000 cases of COVID-19 (a one-day increase of 940 cases) and 7,494 individuals have passed away due to complications with coronavirus statewide to date (a one-day increase of 21 lives lost). 214 of the deceased died from other causes, according to their death certificates.

A new clinical study shows the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is about 66 percent effective against moderate to severe COVID-19.That also includes variants. It's the same number the company released earlier this year.Right now the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is on pause in the U.S. because of concerns over a possible link to rare cases of blood clots. 

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