Coronavirus in Wisconsin state and local update La Crosse and Eau Claire 3-1-21

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LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Nearly 470-thousand Wisconsinites are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

That’s according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services which is also reporting nearly 890-thousand people have received at least one dose of the vaccine which is about 15 percent of the state’s population. New cases continue to trend downward in the state with one in people who were tested for the virus, testing positive on the last day.

A total of nearly 500 cases were reported today and 97 percent of people in the state who have had the virus, have recovered from it. DHS is also reporting 39 more hospitalizations, but no new deaths.

Taking a look around the area, Eau Claire County is reporting 7 new cases of the virus today and about 18 percent of Eau Claire County’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dunn County adds 7 cases, Chippewa tacks on 4, and La Crosse County is reporting 19 new cases of the virus. About 19 percent of La Crosse County’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The third coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. will begin rolling out Monday (3/1), after Johnson and Johnson received FDA emergency use authorization over the weekend.

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