Coronavirus in Wisconsin state and local update La Crosse and Eau Claire 2-26-21

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LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – This week, Wisconsin announced it will open four additional community vaccination clinics across the state, including one in La Crosse County.

Now, Gundersen Health System is doing its part to get vaccinators ready. Starting next week, Gundersen’s Nursing Department will train 50 volunteers through the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry or, WEAVR program.

They’re also working with the La Crosse County Health Department to help the clinic have the supplies it will need and be ready to administer the vaccines.

Lisa Wied, Gundersen Health System Vice President said, “They will get individualized training for how to vaccinate, how to provide the education, and so on. We’ll set them up so that they’ll work in a vaccine clinic for a couple of days, up to a week probably.”

Training is set to start at the beginning of the week. The La Crosse County Health Department will soon release more info on the clinic.

The State Health Department says nearly 412-thousand Wisconsin residents have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or more than 7 percent of the state’s population.

Eau Claire County’s total of fully vaccinated is closing in on 11-thousand.

Chippewa County around 6-thousand.

La Crosse County more than 11-thousand.

Dunn County just above 2-thousand.

New cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin moved up by 840. Total deaths increased by 52 and the state’s 7-day average by test is at 2.4 percent.

One new death out of La Crosse. New positive tests went up by 8.

Eau Claire County’s case count rose by 16. Chippewa County by 8 and Dunn County by 6.

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