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Wisconsin Update: Another 49,000 get started with vaccination

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MADISON (WXOW) -- In its Friday update, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said another 49,000 Wisconsin residents started their COVID-19 vaccine series during the past day.

Numbers from DHS show 1,859,640 people in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to 31.9 percent of state residents according to DHS. The figures show that 1,21,306 people, or 19.3 percent of the state's population, are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 93,313 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 34 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 59,649, or 21.7 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 43,993 people or 37.3 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 27,092 people in La Crosse County or 23 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: 26.7 percent, Vernon: 32.4 percent, Trempealeau: 36.4 percent, and Jackson: 30 percent.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.

According to numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Friday, there were eight additional deaths from the virus.  

The total number of deaths in the state from the virus is now at 6,633. 

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 47 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Thursday, 241 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals. That's up eight from yesterday.

Of those, 56 people are in the ICU according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. It is eighteen fewer people in ICUs than the previous day.

There have been 875 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 3,316 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, 564,597, 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 five 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 one more than yesterday. One of the patients are currently in intensive care.

Here is a look at the regional numbers from the DHS update (numbers in parenthesis indicate increase/decrease in cases/deaths from the day before): 

CountyCases7-Day Avg.Deaths
Buffalo1,327 0.717
Crawford1,676 (+2) -0.2917
Grant4,739 (+7) 2.4384 (+1)
Jackson2,578 -1.1426
La Crosse12,444 (+25) 880
Monroe4,383 (+5)234 (+1)
Trempealeau3,465 (+5)3.5738
Vernon1,882 (+5)1.8641

*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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