The number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in Wisconsin passed 1 million Wednesday, according to state data.
More than a quarter of a million people, roughly 4.5% of the eligible population, have received both doses and more than 740,000 reported receiving at least one dose.
For those age 65 and older, 57,966 people, roughly 5.7%, have received both doses.
Women who have received both doses far outpace men with 181,760 women receiving both shots while 81,390 men have received both injections. That’s largely due to women making up such a large share of health care workers, who started receiving the shots in December.
White residents who have received both shots also outpace other ethnic demographics with more than 200,000 receiving both injections compared with less than 6,000 for both Hispanics and Asians, and less than 5,000 for Blacks, according to state numbers.
More than 600,000 white residents have received at least one dose, compared with nearly 15,000 for Blacks, nearly 14,000 for Hispanics and just more than 10,000 for Asians.
The 1 millionth vaccination milestone comes a day after President Joe Biden made his first official trip as president to Milwaukee for a CNN town hall to push for his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
“A year from now there will be significantly fewer people having to be socially distant, having to wear a mask,” Biden said at the physically distanced event. “But we don’t know. I don’t want to over-promise.”
The state continues to trend in the right direction when it comes to other indicators. The seven-day average of deaths is currently at 12. The last time the seven-day average was that low was on Oct. 10.
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New cases reported: 657
New deaths reported: 10
Number hospitalized: 385 (intensive care: 107); down from 875 patients from one month ago.
Seven-day average of daily cases: 731 (down from 1,051 cases one month ago)
Seven-day average of daily deaths: 12 (down from 42 one month ago)
Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 3.1%
Total cases since the start of pandemic: 556,989 (10,092 active cases)
Total deaths: 6,214
Total doses administered: 1,023,576
Doses administered Tuesday: 24,314
Wisconsin residents with at least one dose: 740,450
Residents with both doses: 263,877
Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 422,273 (41.5% of 65+ population)