1.6M Wisconsinites fully vaccinated against COVID

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MADISON, Wis. — More than 1.6 million Wisconsinites have fully completed the COVID-19 vaccine series, according to the state Department of Health Services.

Health officials said 2,341,100 people have received at least one dose of vaccine, which is 40.2% of the state’s population. A total of 1,614,276 residents have been fully vaccinated, or 27.7% of Wisconsin.

Nearly 3.9 million doses have been administered throughout the state since December.

Public health officials in Dane County said thousands of vaccination appointments are still available this week at the Alliant Energy Center.

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Wisconsin reported 373 new cases of the virus, which is below Sunday’s case count and the seven-day rolling average of 731. The state has reached an all-time total of 590,831 confirmed cases, and 8,850 of those cases remain active.

The positivity rate has seen a slight decline, with the seven-day average percent positive by test dropping to 3.4%.

One more person has died of coronavirus complications, which puts the statewide death toll at 6,710. DHS officials said 37 more people have been hospitalized in the past 24 hours.

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