Wisconsin passed the 2 million mark Monday for COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to state residents, according to state numbers.
Roughly 119,725 doses were administered over the weekend.
The state on Monday reported no new COVID-19 deaths. Mondays tend to have the lowest reported death tolls of the week, since weekends delay public health workers’ data entry.
As the state’s vaccination efforts ramp up, it is wasting very few doses, according to a review by the Associated Press.
The state Department of Health Services said that through the end of February, there had been more than 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered and just 2,349 were wasted or spoiled. That is a spoilage rate of 0.16%.
FEMA begins work at Wisconsin Center site
Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday that the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee is the state’s first federally supported vaccination site. The Federal Emergency Management Agency began its COVID-19 vaccination work in Milwaukee on Monday.
About 80 additional staffers from FEMA, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Team Rubicon and others will take on the full spectrum of roles at the downtown Wisconsin Center, supplementing Health Department staff, Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Track COVID and the vaccine in Wisconsin:Track the latest data on cases, deaths and our pace on vaccines
Latest COVID-19 numbers
- New cases reported: 294
- New deaths reported: 0
- Number hospitalized: 214 (intensive care: 57); down 198 patients from one month ago
- Seven-day average of daily cases: 437 (down 325 cases from one month ago)
- Seven-day average of daily deaths: 8 (down 8 from one month ago)
- Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 2%
- Total cases since the start of pandemic: 569,932 (6,023 active cases)
- Total deaths: 6,536
Latest vaccine numbers
- Total doses administered: 2,015,127
- Wisconsin residents with at least one dose: 1,258,563 (21.6% of the population)
- Residents with both doses: 709,806 (12.3% of the population)
- Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 695,628 (68.4% of 65+ population)