602K Wisconsinites Are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

329 New Cases Of The Virus, 3 New Deaths Reported Sunday

Nurse fills syringe with COVID vaccine
Jefferson County public health nurse Mary Bender draws up a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at Jefferson County Fair Park. Angela Major/WPR

New reports of COVID-19 cases are averaging just below 400 cases per day in Wisconsin, based on the latest data published by the state Department of Health Services.

DHS reported 329 new cases of the disease Sunday, bringing the average for the past seven days to 390 daily cases. Daily new cases have been declining since January.

There were 3,521 negative tests reported negative Sunday.

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As COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continue to decline, more of the state’s residents are being vaccinated against the disease.

A total of 1,676,985 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Wisconsin as of Sunday, with 61.6 percent of Wisconsinites age 65 and up receiving at least one dose of the vaccine so far.

DHS reported 1,070,494 Wisconsin residents had received at least one dose, representing 18.4 percent of the state population. As of Sunday, 602,002 people in Wisconsin, or 10.3 percent of the population, have received both shots, completing the vaccination series.

Increasing rates of vaccination have provided a sense of hope after a yearlong pandemic that has claimed the lives of 6,481 people in Wisconsin. There were three new deaths from COVID-19 reported Sunday.

Other DHS data from Sunday include:

  • 566,693 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • 3,214,557 total tests administered, 2,647,864 of which have been negative since the pandemic began.
  • 26,457 people have been hospitalized because of the disease, or 4.7 percent of all positive cases, since the pandemic began.
  • Daily testing capacity remains at 59,273, though only 3,850 new test results were reported Sunday.

Coronavirus rates vary from county to county. In order to track COVID-19 activity levels, DHS looks at the number of new cases per a county’s population over a 14-day period — and whether there’s an upward or downward trend in new cases. Activity levels range from “critically high,” “very high,” “high,” “medium,” to “low.”

As of Wednesday, DHS data showed the state had no counties with a “critically high” level of COVID-19 activity. Two counties — Green and Iron — had a “very high” level of activity; 56 counties had a “high” level of activity; 10 counties had a “medium” level; and four had a “low” level Wisconsin’s overall COVID-19 activity level is “high.”

For more about COVID-19, visit Coronavirus in Wisconsin.