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Wisconsin Update: 2.5 million residents have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot

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MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - Data released by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Friday said more than 2.5 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Figures from DHS show 2,508,944 people in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to 43.1 percent of state residents according to DHS.

The totals state that 1,965,655 people, or 33.8 percent of the state's population, are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 119,128 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 43.4 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 98,025, or 35.7 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 58,242 people or 49.4 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 46,696 people in La Crosse County or 39.6 percent completed the vaccine series according to the state.

In other counties, these are the percentages for the population completing the series of COVID vaccinations: Monroe: 27.6 percent, Vernon: 33.7 percent, Trempealeau: 38.2 percent, and Jackson: 29.9 percent.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.


Eight new deaths from the virus were reported by DHS on Friday. It brings the total number of deaths in the state to 6,823.

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

52 people were hospitalized in the past day as well.

789 new cases were reported on Tuesday with 3,693 tests coming back negative.

(CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DHS DASHBOARD)

The Department of Health Services dashboard shows the seven-day average of positive tests. (CHART)

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 581,978, or 97.3 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.


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
Buffalo1,349 (+2)0.437
Crawford1,709 (+1) 0.7117
Grant4,879 (+5)385
Jackson2,618 (+1) 126
La Crosse12,680 (+10) 11.7181
Monroe4,493 (+8) 537
Trempealeau3,528 (+4)3.4341
Vernon1,910 (+4)1.7144 

*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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