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Wisconsin Update: More than 811K people finished vaccination series

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MADISON (WXOW) -- As of Friday afternoon, another 44,000 Wisconsin residents received their first shot in the COVID-19 vaccine series according to the state's Department of Health.

The figures show that 1,384,774 people in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to 23.8 percent of state residents according to DHS. 811,217 people, or 13.9 percent of the state's population, have finished the vaccine series.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 71,216 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 25.9 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 43,810, or 16 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 32,120 people or 27.2 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 20,611 people in La Crosse County or 17.5 percent completed the vaccine series according to the state.

In other counties, these are the percentages for the population receiving the first dose of a COVID vaccine: Monroe: 21.5 percent, Vernon: 25.1 percent, Trempealeau: 28.6 percent, and Jackson: 24.4 percent.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.

According to numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, there were six additional deaths in the state from the virus in the past 24 hours. 

The total number of deaths in the state from the virus is 6,562. 

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 30 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Friday, 222 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, up sixteen from the day before. 

Of those, 62 people are in the ICU, an increase of four, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

There have been 390 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 1,898 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, 558,503, or 97.7 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 12 people are hospitalized in the Western Region of the state, which is comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. That's a decrease of two from the day before. None of the patients are currently in intensive care.

DHS added three new cases to the list for La Crosse County. Here are the age demographics of those cases:

  • 0-9: 0
  • 10-19: -1
  • 20-29: 1
  • 30-39: 0
  • 40-49: 1
  • 50-59: 1
  • 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
Buffalo1,323 0.147
Crawford1,670 0.2917
Grant4,704 (+1)2.1483
Jackson2,583 027 
La Crosse12,324 (+1)*5.7180
Monroe4,360 (+1) 1.1432
Trempealeau3,420 (+3)137 
Vernon1,858 0.8640

*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.

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