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Wisconsin Update: Almost half of La Crosse residents have started vaccination series

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MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - Data released by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Saturday said almost half of all La Crosse residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Figures from DHS show 2,521,038 people in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to 43.3 percent of state residents according to DHS.

The totals state that 1,992,959 people, or 34.2 percent of the state's population, are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 119,611 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 43.6 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 99,743, or 36.3 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 58,440 people or 49.5 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 47,689 people in La Crosse County or 40.4 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: 30.1 percent, Vernon: 34.1 percent, Trempealeau: 38.7 percent, and Jackson: 30.1 percent.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.

Eighteen new deaths from the virus were reported by DHS on Saturday. It brings the total number of deaths in the state to 6,841.

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

75 people were hospitalized in the past day as well.

675 new cases were reported on Saturday with 3,956 tests coming back negative.


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

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 582,725, 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.

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
Buffalo1,351 (+2)0.717
Crawford1,709 0.5717
Grant4,886 (+7)2.7185
Jackson2,702 (+1)1.1426
La Crosse12,680 (+22)12.1481
Monroe4,498 (+5)4.8637
Trempealeau3,527 (-1)341
Vernon1,911 (+1)1.5744 

*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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