Over 4.8 million COVID vaccine doses administered in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — More than 4.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Wisconsin since December, according to the state Department of Health Services.
A total of 4,817,417 doses have been administered throughout the state, including 28,393 in the past day alone.
Health officials said 2,616,859 people have received at least one dose of vaccine, which is 44.9% of the state’s population. The DHS said 2,263,607 people have completed the vaccine series, or 38.9% of Wisconsin.
News 3 Now partnered with SSM Health to host a pair of COVID vaccination events Thursday. There were 565 people vaccinated between the two popup clinics.
Public health officials have canceled Rock County’s mask mandate in light of new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. Dane County is expected to update its public health order next week.
Wisconsin reported 513 new cases of the virus, which is higher than Thursday’s case count and the seven-day rolling average of 444. The state has reached an all-time total of 605,376 confirmed cases, and 7,478 of those cases remain active.
According to DHS data, more than 2,500 cases of COVID variants have been identified in Wisconsin.
The seven-day average percent positive by test has stayed at 3% as of Friday afternoon.
One more person has died of coronavirus complications, which puts the statewide death toll at 6,954. DHS officials said 65 more people have been hospitalized in the past 24 hours.
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