More than 10% of Wisconsin residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 18% of Wisconsin’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the state has now administered more than 1.7 million doses, according to state data Monday.

More than 600,000 people have received both doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, meaning more than 10% of the population is fully vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines for those fully vaccinated people on Monday, including no longer requiring the use of a mask or social distancing when indoors with a group of fully vaccinated people. 

Different versions of the virus that causes COVID-19 are spreading quickly nationwide even as the pace of new infections has generally been falling. The state has 26 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, one known case of the B.1.351 variant and no known cases of the P.1 variant. 

The state on Monday reported no new COVID-19 deaths. Mondays tend to have the lowest reported death tolls, since weekends delay public health workers’ data entry.

More Americans have been vaccinated than have been infected

Nationally, the number of Americans now completely vaccinated for COVID-19 has surpassed the number of reported cases of the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

Just over 30 million people have been completely vaccinated, or 9.2% of the population, according to the CDC. The Johns Hopkins data dashboard counts 29 million cases of the virus reported nationwide. But experts warn that reported cases could represent a fraction of actual infections.

Track COVID-19 in Wisconsin:  See the latest data on cases and the vaccine rollout

How to interpret COVID-19 data:  What experts say about positive cases, deaths and hospitalizations

New cases reported: 178

New deaths reported: 0

Number hospitalized: 255 (intensive care: 61); down 317 patients from one month ago

Seven-day average of daily cases: 372 (down 658 cases from one month ago)

Seven-day average of daily deaths: 10 (down 13 from one month ago)

Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 2.2%

Total cases since the start of pandemic: 566,871 (6,580 active cases)

Total deaths: 6,481

Vaccines

Total doses administered: 1,713,382

Wisconsin residents with at least one dose: 1,072,650 (18.4% of the population)

Residents with both doses: 603,600 (10.4% of the population)

Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 627,379 (61.7% of 65+ population)

More: Where can you get the vaccine in Wisconsin? Here are the different places where vaccinations may be available

Sophie Carson also contributed to this story. 

Contact Drake Bentley at (414) 722-3811 or DBentley1@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @drake_bentley.