More than 2 million Wisconsinites receive at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine
More than 2 million Wisconsinites have received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine, per state data released Thursday.
Health officials also reported the first daily new case count above 1,000 since mid-February.
Wisconsin vaccinators administered 3,286,594 doses of COVID-19 vaccine through Wednesday.
They gave 68,076 doses on Wednesday, with a seven-day average of 49,533 daily shots.
Per state data, 35 percent of the state’s population, or 2,038,670 Wisconsinites, have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 21.9 percent, or 1,276,478 Wisconsinites, have completed their vaccination series.
The Department of Health Services reported 1,046 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, for a total of 582,843 cases. DHS last reported more than 1,000 new daily cases on Feb. 11, when there were 1,239 new cases.
The state’s death toll is at 6,667 people, after DHS reported 14 more deaths.
An additional 5,846 Wisconsinites have been tested for COVID-19, for a total of 3,344,000.
DHS considers 8,187 cases active.
The seven-day average for daily new cases is 733, up 76 from Wednesday and 265 from a week ago.
The seven-day average for daily new deaths is six, up two from Wednesday and from a week ago.
As of Wednesday, the seven-day positivity rate by test was 3.8 percent, up 0.2 percentage points from Monday and 0.9 percentage points from a week earlier, per preliminary data from DHS.