Nearly 4M COVID-19 vaccines administered; 626 new cases confirmed
MADISON, Wis. — Health officials statewide have administered nearly 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine since the first shot was administered in December, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
As of Wednesday, a total of 3,978,523 doses have been administered. That’s an increase of 38,821 doses in the past day.
According to DHS data, 2,368,010 Wisconsinites have received at least one vaccine dose, which is roughly 40.7% of the state’s population. A total of 1,677,365 people, roughly 28.8% of the state’s population, are now fully vaccinated.
The latest vaccination data comes alongside 626 new cases of COVID-19, dropping by nearly 200 cases compared to Tuesday’s case count. The seven-day rolling average of new cases per day has dropped to 671.
To date, health officials have confirmed 592,262 cases of the virus, 9,009 of which are still active; that’s about 2% of all confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. The latest data shows the state’s seven=day average for percent positive by test dipped slightly to 3.4%.
An additional three people have died from COVID complications, bringing the state’s death toll to 6,721 people. Seventy more people have been hospitalized since Tuesday.
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