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Wisconsin Update: Another 24K more residents finish vaccinations

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MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - Data released on Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services showed another 24,000 people are now finished getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

The figures stated 2,263,607 people, or 38.9 percent of the state's population, are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

The numbers said that 2,616,859 people or 44.9 percent of residents in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine according to DHS.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 123,262 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 44.9 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 110,744, or 40.3 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 60,193 people or 51 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 53,695 people in La Crosse County or 45.5 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: 31 percent, Vernon: 37.3 percent, Trempealeau: 43.1 percent, and Jackson: 32.6 percent.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.

DHS said one person died in the state from COVID-19 in its Friday update. The number of deaths in the state from the virus is 6,954.

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

65 people were hospitalized in the past day as well.

With another 513 cases, it raises the total number of cases to 605,376 since the beginning of the pandemic. Another 3,625 tests came back negative.

Of all positive cases reported, 590,678 or 97.6 percent, are considered recovered.


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

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
Buffalo1,365 (+1)1.577
Crawford1,723 (+1) 1.4318
Grant4,913 (+2)1.8685
Jackson2,640 1.7126
La Crosse12,804 (+10)8.2987
Monroe4,553 (+5)3.4337
Trempealeau3,545 (+2) 1.2942
Vernon1,926 (+1) 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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