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Wisconsin Update: Another 26,000 residents receive their second dose


MADISON (WXOW) -- In Wednesday's update, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said over 26,000 more state residents are done with the COVID-19 vaccination process. 

Numbers from DHS show 2,214,114 people in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to 38 percent of state residents according to DHS. The figures show that 1,467,815 people, or 25.2 percent of the state's population, are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 108,837 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 39.6 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 74,174, or 27 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 52,717 people or 44.7 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 33,950 people in La Crosse County or 28.8 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: 30.6 percent, Vernon: 36.6 percent, Trempealeau: 42.1 percent, and Jackson: 32.5 percent.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.

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

The total number of deaths in the state from the virus is now at 6,695. 

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 93 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Tuesday, 317 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals. It is an increase of 13 from the previous day.

Of those, 76 people are in the ICU according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association, or one more than yesterday. 

There have been 929 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 4,876 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, 571,778, or 97.4 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 three people are hospitalized in the Western Region of the state, which is comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. One patient 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
Crawford1,694 (+4)217
Grant4,815 (+6)7.2985
Jackson2,596 1.8626
La Crosse12,530 (+8) 6.1480
Monroe4,419 (+8) 437
Trempealeau3,487 (+1) 0.8639
Vernon1,892 1.4344

*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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