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Wisconsin Update: 1M+ have at least 1 dose of COVID vaccine; nearly 25,000 in La Crosse County

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MADISON (WXOW) -- More than 1 million people in Wisconsin have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine according to the state's Department of Health.

As of Friday, figures show that 1,023,306 people in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to 17.6 percent of state residents according to DHS. 572,501 people, or 9.8 percent of the state's population, have completed the vaccine series.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 54,633 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 19.9 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 29,281, or 10.7 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 24,711, or 20.9 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 14,905 people in La Crosse County, or 12.6 percent, completed the vaccine series according to the state.

In other counties, these are the percentages for the population receiving a first dose of a COVID vaccine: Monroe: 16.1 percent, Vernon: 19.9 percent, Trempealeau: 22.3 percent, and Jackson: 18.1 percent.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.

Seven 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 57 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Thursday afternoon, 262 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down five from the previous day.

Of those, 67are in the ICU, a drop of two from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

There have been 350 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 3,034 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, 552,311, or 97.6 percent, are considered recovered.

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 13 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 three more than the previous day. One person is currently in intensive care, also the same as the day before.

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

  • 0-9: 2
  • 10-19: 1
  • 20-29: 5
  • 30-39: 1
  • 40-49: 2
  • 50-59: 2
  • 60-69: 1
  • 70-79: 0
  • 80-89: 0
  • 90+: 0

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

CountyCases7-Day Avg.Deaths
Buffalo1,320 0.577
Grant4,666 (+5)4.2981
Jackson2,584 (+1) 1.4323
La Crosse12,291 (+14)14.1480
Monroe4,334 (+1)3.8633 (+2)
Trempealeau3,402 (+1)2.5737
Vernon1,836 (+1) 1.1440

*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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