COVID-19 daily update: Cases, deaths, vaccination rates in Wisconsin, La Crosse, Eau Claire (September 8, 2021)

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LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – During Labor Day weekend, Wisconsin surpassed more than 6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered.

Last week marked the highest number of shots given out per week in almost three months.

Today, the percentage of people fully vaccinated in Wisconsin nears 52 percent.

In Eau Claire County 53-point one percent of the population completed the vaccine cycle.

Chippewa is at 4.9 percent.

In La Crosse County, 57.8 percent of people have their shots in the arm.

That number is 41.5 percent in Dunn County.

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 report shows fewer new cases today.

The state saw the same trend the day after Christmas, New Year’s, and the 4th Of July, as testing frequently drops on the weekends and holidays.

Wisconsin’s seven-day rolling average for new coronavirus cases drops by almost 200 cases.

The new average is nearly 16- hundred after health officials confirmed 788 new cases Tuesday.

This is the second day in a row with fewer than one thousand cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the department of health services has identified more than 672-thousand cases.

The DHS adds one new COVID-19 death today, bringing the death toll in the state to 7,667.

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