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Wisconsin Update: 22K residents start the vaccination process

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MADISON (WXOW) -- On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said another 22,000 people started their COVID-19 vaccine series in the past day.

Numbers from DHS show 1,944,054 people in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to 33.4 percent of state residents according to DHS. The figures show that 1,185,478 people, or 20.4 percent of the state's population, are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 97,261 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 35.4 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 62,243, or 22.7 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 46,442 people or 39.4 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 28,504 people in La Crosse County or 24.2 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: 27.8 percent, Vernon: 33.3 percent, Trempealeau: 37.8 percent, and Jackson: 30.3 percent.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.

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

The total number of deaths in the state from the virus is now at 6,648. 

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 72 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Monday, 246 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, an increase of five from the day before. 

Of those, 64 people are in the ICU according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. That's down two from yesterday.

There have been 886 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 2,422 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, 566,646, 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 nine 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 is down one from re previous day. One of the patients is 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
Buffalo1,330 (+1) 0.577
Crawford1,677 017
Grant4,757 (-1)4.1484
Jackson2,580 0.2926
La Crosse12,482 (+14) 10.8680
Trempealeau3,475 (+4)2.4338
Vernon1,881 (+1)0.8641

*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.

Find additional COVID-19 coverage here.

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