Police, fire personnel can get COVID-19 vaccines starting next week
Wisconsin health officials said Monday that police and fire personnel will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next week.
Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said 151,502 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, with 11,586 of those being second doses, completing the vaccination process.
DHS reported 1,456 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, for a total of 508,346.
Five more deaths brought the state’s death toll to 5,162.
An additional 5,454 Wisconsinites were tested, for a total of 2,914,080.
DHS considers 28,218 cases active.
The seven-day average for daily new cases is 2,915, up seven from Sunday and 660 from a week ago.
The seven-day average for daily new deaths is 40, the same as Sunday and up 15 from a week ago.
As of Sunday, the seven-day average positivity rate was 29.7 percent, down from 31.7 percent a week ago. .
The rate by test was 10 percent, down from 10.8 percent last week.
No one was receiving inpatient care at the surge facility in West Allis on Monday, although three patients were receiving outpatient Bamlanivimab infusion therapy.