DHS: 34.1 percent of Wisconsinites get COVID-19 shots as average daily cases grow
More than 34 percent of Wisconsinites have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, per state data released Wednesday. The average number of daily new cases continues to grow.
Wisconsin vaccinators administered 3,195,625 doses of COVID-19 vaccine through Tuesday.
They gave 49,311 doses on Tuesday, with a seven-day average of 49,418 daily shots.
Per state data, 34.1 percent of the state’s population, or 1,987,677 Wisconsinites, have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 21.1 percent, or 1,227,807 Wisconsinites, have completed their vaccination series.
The Department of Health Services reported 727 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, for a total of 581,797 cases.
The state’s death toll is at 6,653 people, after DHS reported five more deaths.
An additional 5,148 Wisconsinites have been tested for COVID-19, for a total of 3,338,154.
DHS considers 7,715 cases active.
The seven-day average for daily new cases is 657, up 23 from Tuesday and 187 from a week ago.
The seven-day average for daily new deaths is four, down one from Tuesday and the same as a week ago.
As of Tuesday, the seven-day positivity rate by test was 3.7 percent, up 0.3 percentage points from Monday and 0.9 percentage points from a week earlier, per preliminary data from DHS.