Coronavirus in Wisconsin state and local update La Crosse and Eau Claire 2-25-21

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LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Another vaccine is on the horizon as well. An FDA report released today finds Johnson and Johnson’s covid vaccine, safe and effective.

The endorsement comes just two days before the agency’s vaccine advisory panel meets to vote on J&J’s request for emergency use approval. The analysis shows the vaccine, which requires only one dose, was 72-percent effective in the U.S.

However – it was 85-percent effective in preventing severe disease.

There were no reports of severe allergic reactions to the vaccine, and the most common side effects were arm pain, headache, and fatigue.

Checking today’s vaccination numbers, slightly more than 386-thousand people or a little more than 6 and a half percent of the state’s population, has now completed the vaccination process.

Eau Claire County’s total of its population now vaccinated from COVID-19 sits at 9.8 percent.

Chippewa County, close to 9 percent. La Crosse County, 9.5 percent. Dunn County, nearly 5 percent, and Barron County, 5.5 percent.

Wisconsin saw its first increase in the 7-day positivity average by test in nearly two months – now at 2.8 percent. New cases went up by 747 and deaths tied to COVID-19 increased by 25.

Chippewa and La Crosse counties each recorded two new fatalities today linked to the virus. New positive tests in La Crosse County rose by 18. Chippewa County had no new cases.

Eau Claire County added 19 positive tests and saw its death count decrease by one.

Dunn County moved up in cases by 10, and Barron County added 12 new cases.

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