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Wisconsin Update: 12 new deaths from COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 9.4 percent fully vaccinated

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Twelve more people were added to the total of those who have died in Wisconsin due to COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 51 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 267 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down eight from the previous day.

Of those, 69 are in the ICU, a drop of two from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

There have been 677 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 4,149 negative results.


The Department of Health Services dashboard shows the seven-day average of positive tests. (CHART)

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 551,885, or 97.6 percent, are considered recovered.

As of Thursday, figures show the state Department of Health said that 986,387 people in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to 16.9 percent of state residents according to DHS. 548,343 people, or 9.4 percent of the state's population, have completed the vaccine series.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 52,832 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 19.2 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 28,067, or 10.2 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 24,146, or 20.5 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 14,395 people in La Crosse County, or 12.2 percent, completed the vaccine series according to the state.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.

Information from DHS now provides a breakdown of their data in a new interactive map. It can show users' data by county, municipality, school district, or zip code. Find the map here.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said that 10 people are hospitalized in the Western Region of the state, which is comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. It is the same as the day before. One person is currently in intensive care, also the same as the day before.

Nine new cases were reported in La Crosse County. Here is how DHS listed the new cases by age:

  • 0-9: 0
  • 10-19: 0
  • 20-29: 3
  • 30-39: 1
  • 40-49: 1
  • 50-59: 1
  • 60-69: 2
  • 70-79: 0
  • 80-89: 1
  • 90+: 0

Here is a look at the regional numbers from the DHS update: 

CountyCases7-Day Avg.Deaths
Buffalo1,320 0.717
Grant4,661 (+1)4.4381
Jackson2,583 (+3) 0.7123
La Crosse12,277 (+9)15.2980
Monroe4,333 (+8)4.1431
Trempealeau3,401 (+1)3.1437
Vernon1,835 (+2) 1.8640

*DHS occasionally adjusts numbers when information shows that a case or cases may be from another county.

7-Day Average is per 100,000 people. Figures compiled by the WI. Dept. of Health Services or county health departments.

Find additional COVID-19 coverage here.

Kevin Millard

Kevin Millard-Social Media Digital Content Manager for WXOW.

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