Wisconsin’s 7-day average for new cases drops to 129; death toll reaches 7,200
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s seven-day average for new COVID-19 infections is continuing on its downward trend.
As of Thursday, the state’s seven-day average had dropped to 129, according to Wisconsin Department of Health Services data. It hasn’t topped 200 since the start of the month. To date, the state has seen 611,410 cases of COVID-19.
The seven-day average for percent positive by test remained at 1.2% Thursday, showing no change from Wednesday’s average.
Wisconsin’s seven-day average for deaths also remained steady at 3 as of Thursday. Since the start of the pandemic, 7,200 Wisconsinites have died from COVID-19 complications.
Millions of Wisconsinites are also fully vaccinated against COVID-19. DHS data shows a total of 2,842,799 people, 48.8% of the state’s entire population, have gotten at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 2,538,120 people have completed their vaccine series, which is 43.6% of the state’s population.
Since Wisconsin’s vaccine rollout began in December 2020, health care workers have administered 5,187856 doses of vaccine. Just over 11,600 of those were administered in the past day.
Since Pfizer’s vaccine received FDA approval for use in people ages 12-15, just under 9% of those kids eligible have gotten vaccinated. On Thursday, Moderna announced it is now seeking FDA approval for use of its vaccine in people ages 12-17, which could help boost vaccination rates in rural areas because it doesn’t need to be stored at extremely cold temperatures like Pfizer’s vaccine.
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