1.5 million complete COVID vaccine series in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — More than 1.5 million Wisconsinites have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health Services.
Health officials said 2,239,906 residents have received at least one dose of vaccine, or 38.5% of the state’s population. A total of 1,504,167 have fully completed the vaccine series, which is 25.8% of Wisconsin.
Nearly 3.7 million doses have been administered to date, including 50,410 in the past day.
Wisconsin reported 943 new cases of the virus, a minor increase compared to Wednesday’s case count. The seven-day rolling average went down slightly to 808.
The state has reached an all-time total of 588,504 confirmed cases, and more than 9,200 of those are active.
DHS officials said all but five of Wisconsin’s 72 counties are at a high activity level for disease spread.
Your #COVID19_WI update, and 67 of 72 counties are at high activity level. 15 of them show a growing trajectory. Get information you need to make smart decisions and #StopTheSpread: https://t.co/qZw0nSFx5E pic.twitter.com/lCRVrtzh9h
— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) April 15, 2021
According to DHS data, nearly 600 variant cases have also been identified in Wisconsin as of Thursday.
In terms of the state’s positivity rate, the seven-day average percent positive by test has remained at 3.8% for seven straight days.
Three more people have died of coronavirus complications since the start of the pandemic, which puts the statewide death toll at 6,698.
An additional 56 people were hospitalized in the past 24 hours. The DHS updated its COVID hospital data webpage Thursday to include further information on the status of hospitals in the state.
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