More than 2M doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Health care workers have now administered more than 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine throughout Wisconsin.

According to the latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 2,015,127 doses of vaccine have been administered since the first shipment of vaccine arrived in December 2020.

As of Monday afternoon, 21.6% of Wisconsinites had received at least one dose of vaccine; that’s a total of 1,258,563 people who have gotten at least one shot. Nearly 710,000 Wisconsinites, roughly 12.3% of the state’s population, have completed their vaccination series.

The latest vaccine milestone comes as state health officials confirmed 294 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s lifetime total number of cases to 569,932.

Health officials reported no new deaths Monday. A total of 6,536 Wisconsinites have died from COVID-19 complications since the beginning of the pandemic just over a year ago.

Last week, DHS announced roughly 2 million more Wisconsinites with select health conditions will soon be eligible for vaccination. DHS added restaurant workers to the list of folks eligible for vaccination a few days later.

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