Nearly 2.6 million in Wisconsin have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine
MADISON, Wis. — Nearly 2.6 million Wisconsinites have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the state Department of Health Services.
Health officials said 2,598,820 residents have received at least one dose, which is 44.6% of the state’s population. As of Wednesday, 2,215,045 people have completed the vaccine series, or 38% of Wisconsin. More than half of Dane County residents have been fully vaccinated.
A total of 4,751,017 doses have been administered throughout the state, including 20,463 in the past day.
Wisconsin reported 558 new cases of the virus, which is above Tuesday’s case count. The state has reached an all-time total of 604,378 confirmed cases, and 7,700 of those cases are active. The seven-day rolling average has continued to decline, with the latest average dropping to 491.
The seven-day average percent positive by test has remained at 3.1%.
Eighteen more people have died of coronavirus complications, which puts the statewide death toll at 6,935. The DHS said 82 more people have also been hospitalized within the past day, which is higher than Tuesday’s hospitalizations.
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