3 out of 5 Wisconsinites 65+ complete COVID-19 vaccine series

Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 2:42 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Three out of five Wisconsinites ages 65 and older have completed their vaccine series Thursday, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The Department of Health Services reports of those 65 and older, a little over three-quarters of them have received at least one COVID-19 dose.

Multiple counties in South Central Wisconsin have reached or exceeded 80% for residents in this age group being partially vaccinated, including Iowa, Sauk and Columbia counties. Dane County is at nearly 90% Thursday.

The dashboard shows nearly 40% of residents ages 55-64 have been partially vaccinated, while those who are ages 35-44 and 45-54 are hovering at just over 30%.

Overall in the state, 31% of people have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose while 18.5% of residents completed their vaccine series.

There have been 159,751 doses of the vaccine administered to Wisconsin residents so far this week, bringing the total number of doses administered to over 2.8 million.

Over 500 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

DHS has confirmed 517 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, marking the third day in a row that daily cases have exceeded 500.

The new seven-day rolling average sits at 468, which is nine cases higher than it was last week. There have been 577,712 total cases reported in the Badger State.

There were 40 people admitted to Wisconsin hospitals Thursday, bringing the total number of patients down to 233 and ICU patients up to 74. The number of patients in Wisconsin hospitals is still 34 patients fewer than it was a month ago, but there are five more patients in the ICU than there were at that time.

Three people have died from the virus, DHS adds, bringing the total number of deaths ever reported in Wisconsin to 6,625.

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