1/3 of Wisconsinites have first COVID vaccine dose
MADISON, Wis. — One-third of Wisconsin residents have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health Services.
More than 3 million doses have been administered throughout Wisconsin to date, including a low 772 doses from Easter Sunday.
Health officials said 1,922,832 people have received the first dose, which is 33% of the state’s population. As of Monday, 1,171,309 residents have fully completed the vaccine series, or 20.1% of Wisconsinites.
Starting Monday, all Wisconsinites 16 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
While the state’s positivity rate remains relatively low compared to the beginning of the year, the seven-day average percent positive by test saw a slight increase to 3.4% Monday.
Health officials confirmed 307 new cases of the virus, a drop from Sunday’s case count and the seven-day rolling average of 591. The state has reached an all-time total of 580,184 confirmed cases, and more than 7,100 of those are active.
At least 6,640 have died of coronavirus complications since the start of the pandemic, with one new death recorded Monday. An additional 30 have been hospitalized within the past 24 hours, according to DHS data.
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