Nearly half of eligible Wisconsinites have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
MADISON, Wis. — Over 45% of Wisconsinites have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health Services.
DHS officials said 2,623,899 people have completed the vaccine series as of Friday, or 45.1% of the state’s eligible population.
The number of residents who have received at least one dose is also approaching 50%. Health officials said 2,880,827 residents have gotten at least one shot, or 49.5% of Wisconsin.
A total of 5,433,176 doses have been administered throughout the state, including 8,564 in the past day.
The seven-day average of new cases per day has continued on a downward trend, with Friday’s average seeing a slight decrease to 83. Wisconsin has reached an all-time total of 612,048 confirmed cases.
According to DHS data, nearly 4,300 cases of COVID variants have been identified in Wisconsin. Medical experts say the Delta variant in particular will likely become the dominant strain in the U.S.
The seven-day percent positive by test fell to 0.9% Thursday, the first time the average dropped below 1% in more than a year. That average has stayed the same for Friday’s numbers.
The state’s seven-day average for new COVID deaths has remained at one for the fifth day in a row. At least 7,235 COVID deaths have been confirmed in Wisconsin since the start of the pandemic.
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