COVID-19 “Arm Shots” Vaccine State Milestones, Vaccine Series Completion Likely to Come Early This Week


MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin continues to slowly approach the two million “arm injections” milestone, in addition to having 700,000 people completing the vaccine series in the state.

According to the Department of Health Services (DHS), the state administered another 32,182 injections into the arm since Saturday’s report, bringing the total number of vaccinations administered to 1,994,341. That number is for Wisconsin residents and nonresidents.

Currently, the state averages 39,670 doses a day, meaning Wisconsin could hit the two million “arm injections” milestone on Monday.

Meanwhile, DHS says another 11,275 people have completed the vaccine series since Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 698,915, or 12.1% of the state’s population authorized to receive the vaccine. The seven-day state average for the number of people completing the vaccine series per day is 15,886, meaning the state could hit the 700,000 milestone Monday.

A total of 1,251,433 vaccine doses have been administered to Wisconsin residents alone, which is equivalent to 21.5% of the population. That number increased by 20,341 in the last 24 hours. The seven-day average of doses given to Wisconsin residents only is 25,034.

Wisconsin’s population is 5.822 million people.

According to DHS, a total of 267,474 doses of vaccines were administered to Wisconsin residents during the week of March 7, however health officials say the number may fluctuate.

Vaccination numbers are expected to increase rapidly during the spring, as two million people with medical conditions will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 29. CLICK HERE for a complete list of eligible medical conditions. Gov. Tony Evers says all Wisconsin residents will be able to get the vaccine starting May 1.

CLICK HERE to track Wisconsin vaccine data.

As Action 2 News reported earlier in the day on Sunday, the Fox Cities COVID-19 vaccine clinic announced an expansion of those eligible to sign up for an appointment at that site.

In Northeast Wisconsin, health officials say 12.8% of the eligible population has completed their series of vaccinations, which is equivalent to 60,802 people.

DHS says a total of 161,163 injections have been given to residents in the Northeast region of Wisconsin so far, with 20,046 doses given this week.

In the Fox Valley Wisconsin region, state health officials report 24,232 doses of the vaccine have been administered this week. A total of 175,046 doses of vaccine have been administered there.

So far, DHS reports that the region has seen 11.6% of the population, or 62,747 people, complete the vaccine series.

The state revised its death toll on Sunday, reducing the death toll from COVID-19 by two to 6,536. The seven-day average is currently eight deaths per day, one less than Saturday’s report.

Meanwhile, a total of 274 new cases were reported Sunday, bringing the state’s cumulative total of positive tests to 569,638.

The state reported 3,548 new negative results for people who were tested for the new coronavirus for the first time in the past 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 2,669,554.

Authorities say 17 more people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The state says 556,803 people have recovered from the virus, which is equivalent to 97.8% of all confirmed cases. Meanwhile, the state says another 6,140 cases are considered active as of Sunday, which is equivalent to 1.1% of all confirmed cases.

CLICK HERE for the Action 2 News guide for vaccine and immunization clinics, including phone numbers and websites for scheduling appointments and information on free transportation to appointments.

The state has launched a toll-free hotline to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines: 1-844-684-1064. The call center staff can help you find a vaccinator and assist you with registering for an appointment. The hotline is intended for people who do not have access to the internet, so please share this with anyone you know who may benefit.

NUMBERS OF VACCINES BY COUNTY

(Instead of updating daily cases by county, we are now updating vaccine numbers by county in our viewing area. If you want to see cases by county, CLICK HERE).

BROWN COUNTY (Population: 264,542)

ONE DOSE – 53,545 (20.2%)

COMPLETE – 33,276 (12.6%)

CALUMET COUNTY (Population: 50,089)

ONE DOSE: 9,475 (18.9%)

FULL 5,058 (10.4%)

DODGE COUNTY (Population: 87,839)

ONE DOSE: 15,932 (18.1%)

COMPLETE: 9,042 (10.3%)

DOOR COUNTY (Population: 27,668)

ONE DOSE – 8,093 (29.3%)

COMPLETE – 4986 (18.0%)

COUNTY OF FOND DU LAC (Population: 103,403)

ONE DOSE – 21,277 (20.6%)

COMPLETE – 14,296 (13.8%)

FOREST COUNTY (Population: 9,004)

ONE DOSE – 2,335 (25.9%)

FULL – 1,544 (17.1%)

FLORENCE COUNTY (Population: 4,295)

ONE DOSE – 963 (22.4%)

COMPLETE – 728 (16.9%)

GREEN LAKE COUNTY (Population: 18,913)

ONE DOSE – 4,177 (22.1%)

COMPLETE – 2,473 (13.1%)

KEWAUNEE COUNTY (Population: 20,434)

ONE DOSE – 4,034 (19.7%)

COMPLETE – 2,214 (10.8%)

MANITOWOC COUNTY (Population: 78,981)

ONE DOSE – 17.561 (22.2%)

FULL – 10,232 (13.0%)

MARINETTE COUNTY (Population: 40,350)

ONE DOSE – 8,102 (20.1%)

COMPLETE – 4,682 (11.6%)

MENOMINEE COUNTY (4,556)

ONE DOSE – 1,693 (37.2%)

COMPLETE – 818 (18.0%)

OCONTO COUNTY (Population: 37,930)

ONE DOSE – 7,607 (20.1%)

COMPLETE – 4,684 (12.4%)

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY (Population: 187,885)

ONE DOSE – 37,384 (19.9%)

COMPLETE – 20,034 (11.1%)

SHAWANO COUNTY (Population: 40,899)

ONE DOSE – 8,178 (20.0%)

COMPLETE – 4,217 (10.3%)

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY (Population: 115,340)

ONE DOSE – 22.969 (19.9%)

COMPLETE – 11,202 (9.7%)

WAUPACA COUNTY (Population: 50,990)

ONE DOSE – 10,225 (20.1%)

FULL – 5,472 (10.8%)

WAUSHARA COUNTY (Population: 24,443)

ONE DOSE – 4,473 (18.3%)

COMPLETE – 2,971 (12.2%)

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (Population: 171,907)

ONE DOSE – 36,280 (21.1%)

COMPLETE – 21,704 (12.8%)

HOSPITALIZATIONS

According to the Wisconsin Hospital Association, 212 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, 14 fewer than Saturday and 37 fewer than a week ago. Of those patients, 57 are in the ICU, seven fewer than on Saturday and a decrease of nine from a week ago.

CLICK HERE for Wisconsin hospitalization numbers.

CDC GUIDANCE ON MEETINGS

The Centers for Disease Control has announced that fully vaccinated Americans can meet other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing.

CDC recommendations also say that vaccinated people can meet in the same way, in a single household, with people considered to be at low risk for serious disease, as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy children and grandchildren.

The CDC continues to recommend that fully vaccinated people wear tight-fitting masks, avoid large gatherings, and physically distance themselves from others when in public. The CDC also advised vaccinated people to get tested if they develop symptoms that could be related to COVID-19.

Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified these as possible symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever of 100.4 or more
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shaking chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Throat pain
  • New loss of taste or smell

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