Coronavirus in Wisconsin state and local update La Crosse and Eau Claire 2-24-21

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LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announces the locations of four additional community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

The clinics will be in La Crosse, Racine, and Marathon counties with the last clinic split between Douglas and Barron counties.

The sites are expected to open within the next two months. These clinics will join the state’s already-existing clinic in Rock county.

The DHS Deputy Secretary says the state will be receiving an additional 115- thousand doses of vaccine for at least the next two weeks. That’s up more than 64 percent from what the state was getting a month ago.

“These are significant increases in vaccines that are coming into our state in the last week or so. So, there is more vaccine coming. We also know that at the end of the month, which is Friday – the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be reviewed by the food and drug administration and we’re really hopeful we’ll have a third vaccine to add to the mix, which will also increase our vaccines supply,” said Julie Willems Van Dijk.

The state DHS reports more than 1.2 million vaccines have been administered. More than six percent of all Wisconsinites are fully vaccinated.

Eau Claire County’s total percentage of community members fully vaccinated is 9.3.

Chippewa County is at 8.3 percent.

La Crosse County reports 9.1 percent of its population is fully vaccinated.
Dunn county is at 4.6 percent

5.1 percent for Barron County.

New cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin increase by 566. The state’s 7-day positivity average by test remains at 2.6 percent.

There are 33 more deaths tied to the virus.

One of those new deaths is out of Eau Claire County. Positive tests results in the county go up by four.

Chippewa County’s case count also goes up by four.

La Crosse County tacks on 11.

Dunn County adds two.

Barron County cases go up by four. One new fatality is also added for Barron.

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