Wisconsin’s 7-day positivity rate stays under 3% as 1.7M residents receive at least 1 dose of COVID vaccine
MADISON, Wis. — The positive percentage of new COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin remains below 3% as vaccination rates continue to climb.
According to the state Department of Health Services, the seven-day average percent positive by test was at 2.7% as of Monday. The average has stayed under 3% since Feb. 16.
DHS officials said 1,707,247 Wisconsinites have received at least one vaccine dose, which is 29.3% of the state’s population. More than 1 million people in the state have fully completed the vaccine series.
More than 2.7 million doses of the vaccine have been administered throughout Wisconsin since December.
On Monday afternoon, President Joe Biden said 90% of adults will be eligible for the vaccine within the next three weeks.
Health officials reported 296 new cases of the virus, which is below Sunday’s case count and the seven-day rolling average of 467. The state has reached a lifetime total of 576,044 confirmed cases, and fewer than 6,500 cases remain active.
At least 6,601 have died of coronavirus complications, with three new deaths confirmed Monday. An additional 33 have been hospitalized within the past 24 hours, which is similar to Sunday’s hospitalization count.
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