Nearly 75% of residents age 65 and older have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series, according to Wisconsin Department of Health Services data.
A little more than 760,000 residents age 65 and older are fully vaccinated.
People age 65 and older are among the most susceptible to the COVID-19 virus and made up the vast majority of the recorded deaths early in the pandemic.
Black residents continue to trail in the vaccine race, with only 13.7% fully vaccinated compared to 31.6% of white residents.
The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases continues to remain fairly steady, with the state reporting 806 cases, moving the average up slightly to 623 cases. That is up 156 from one month ago.
The state’s health department reported eight deaths on Thursday. The state has seen an uptick in deaths over the last seven days, and therefore the seven-day average remains at 13, up nine deaths from a month ago.
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Latest COVID-19 numbers
- New cases reported: 806
- New deaths reported: 8
- Seven-day average of daily cases: 623 (up 156 cases from one month ago)
- Seven-day average of daily deaths: 13 (up 9 deaths from one month ago)
- Seven-day average positivity rate — as a share of all tests given: 3.2%
- Total cases since the start of pandemic: 597,358 (9,079 active cases)
- Total deaths: 6,815
Latest vaccine numbers
- Total doses administered: 4,363,653
- Daily doses administered: 42,399
- Wisconsin residents with at least one dose: 2,492,262 (42.8% of the population)
- Residents who are fully vaccinated: 1,929,913 (33.1% of the population)
- Residents 65 and older with at least one dose: 820,561 (80.5% of 65+ population)