Nearly Half Of Wisconsinites Age 65+ Have Been Fully Vaccinated Against COVD-19

Wisconsin DHS Reports 14 New Deaths From The Disease

Rev. James Coleman, 70, receives his first COVID-19 vaccination
In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, photo the Rev. James Coleman, 70, finishes receiving his first COVID-19 vaccination by nurse practitioner Ifreke Udodong, at United Medical Center in southeast Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photos

New reports of COVID-19 cases are holding steady in Wisconsin, based on the latest data published by the state Department of Health Services.

DHS reported 402 new cases of the disease Saturday, bringing the average for the past seven days to 378 daily cases. One week ago, the average was 428 daily cases.

There were 2,270 negative tests reported Saturday.

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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 2,295,888 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Wisconsin as of Saturday, with 48 percent of Wisconsinites age 65 and up fully vaccinated.

As of Saturday, 840,920 people in Wisconsin, or 14.4 percent of the population, have been fully vaccinated.

Increasing rates of vaccination have provided a sense of hope after a yearlong pandemic that has claimed the lives of 6,576 people in Wisconsin. There were 14 new deaths from COVID-19 reported Saturday.

Other DHS data from Saturday include:

  • 572,012 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
  • 3,254,071 total tests administered, 2,682,059 of which have been negative since the pandemic began.
  • 27,072 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 2,672 new test results were reported Saturday.

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 “critically high” or “very high” levels of COVID-19 activity. The majority of Wisconsin counties have “high” levels of activity. There were growing case trajectories in Calumet, Dunn, Fond du Lac, La Crosse, Pierce and Taylor counties. Wisconsin’s overall COVID-19 activity level ishigh.”

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