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Wisconsin Update: State gives first vaccine dose to 52K more people

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MADISON (WXOW) -- In its Thursday update, the Wisconsin Department of Health said in the past day, more than 52,000 Wisconsin residents have received their first shot in the COVID-19 vaccine.

The figures show that 1,586,619 people in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to 27.3 percent of state residents according to DHS. 917,203 people, or 15.8 percent of the state's population, have finished the vaccine series.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 79,559 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 29 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 49,808, or 18.1 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 36,875 people or 31.2 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 23,302 people in La Crosse County or 19.7 percent completed the vaccine series according to the state.

In other counties, these are the percentages for the population receiving the first dose of a COVID vaccine: Monroe: 23.3 percent, Vernon: 28.4 percent, Trempealeau: 31.2 percent, and Jackson: 26.2 percent.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.


According to numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, there were two additional deaths in the state from the virus in the past 24 hours. 

The total number of deaths in the state from the virus is 6,599. 

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 60 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Wednesday, 248 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, an increase of 26 from the previous day. 

Of those, 62 people, or two more than yesterday, are in the ICU according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

There have been 537 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 4,477 negative results.

(CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DHS DASHBOARD)

The Department of Health Services dashboard shows the seven-day average of positive tests. (CHART)

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 561,078, or 97.7 percent, are considered recovered.


DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.


Information from DHS now provides a breakdown of their data in a new interactive map. It can show users' data by county, municipality, school district, or zip code. Find the map here.


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said that13 people are hospitalized in the Western Region of the state, which is comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. It is an increase of five from yesterday. None of the patients are currently in intensive care.


Here is a look at the regional numbers from the DHS update (numbers in parenthesis indicate increase/decrease in cases/deaths from the day before): 

*DHS occasionally adjusts numbers when information shows that a case or cases may be from another county.

7-Day Average is per 100,000 people. Figures compiled by the WI. Dept. of Health Services or county health departments.

Find additional COVID-19 coverage here.