Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Over 24% of Wisconsin residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19

- Benita Mathew Contact Benita Mathew at 920-3093428 or bmathew@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter at @benita_mathew.

About seven in 10 seniors in the state have been fully vaccinated, according to state data.

As of Sunday, 69.5% of residents 65 or older had both doses of a Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or the singleshot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to the state Department of Health Services.

Overall, 24.3% of residents are fully vaccinated. That’s about 1.4 million people. None of the three vaccines have been authorized for children under 16.

Nearly 2.2 million people have had at least one dose, according to the state health department.

Since December, over 3.5 million doses have been administer­ed. The sevenday average of doses given stood at 57,761 which is the highest average recorded so far.

Meanwhile, cases continue to increase again in the state. Sunday’s seven-day average of daily cases was 775, following 778 on Saturday.

Saturday’s seven-day average was the highest since it was 782 on Feb. 14, according to the state health department.

• New cases reported: 569

• New deaths reported: 1

• Number hospitaliz­ed (as of Saturday): 283 (intensive care: 72); up 49 patients from one month ago

• Seven-day average of daily cases: 775 (up 412 cases from a month ago)

• Seven-day average of daily deaths: 5 (down 3 from a month ago)

• Total cases since the start of pandemic: 585,308 (8,565 active cases)

• Total deaths: 6,677

Vaccines

• Total doses administer­ed: 3,526,847

• Doses administer­ed Saturday: 36,292

• People who are fully vaccinated: 1,416,082

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