Fewer than 50,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered so far this week in Wis.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Fewer than 50,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far this week, likely marking a new low for weekly COVID-19 vaccinations in the state.
The state has not reported fewer than 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in a week since the week of Jan. 10, according to the Department of Health Services COVID-19 dashboard.
Currently, the number of shots administered this week is less than half of what was administered total last week. The week is not over yet though, with one more day of data to be registered.
So far in Wisconsin, more than 5.1 million doses have been administered in the state and 5.09 million have been administered to Wisconsin residents. Gov. Tony Evers tweeted on Friday that he was proud of the incredible progress the state was making in terms of getting shots into arms.
“Let’s get it done, Wisconsin!” the governor exclaimed.
Around 48.2% of residents have received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine Friday and 42.5% of people have completed their vaccine series.
Other groups to note:
- The 12-15 age group in Dane County has reached nearly half for those with at least one dose. Around 5.2% have completed their vaccine series.
- The 12-15 age group in Wisconsin has surpassed just over 1% for completed vaccine series.
- More than two-thirds of Dane County residents have received at least one dose.
- Green, Columbia, Iowa and Dane Counties have all surpassed at least 50% for residents having at least one shot.
Seven-day rolling average falls below 150
The seven-day rolling average for new COVID-19 cases has continued to fall this week, now sitting at 144. DHS confirmed 191 new cases this week.
Other points to note:
- The state now has 610,740 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
- Four deaths were added by health officials on Friday, marking the five days out of the past seven that deaths have been lower than 10. Two of the days had zero deaths reported.
- The south central region of the state shows a shrinking trajectory of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Hospitalizations in the state overall are also decreasing, while ICU patients show no significant change.
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