232,000 in Wisconsin fully vaccinated against COVID-19; state reports 752 cases, 10 deaths – Appleton Post Crescent

Natalie Brophy   | USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

More than 232,000 Wisconsinites have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday, the state Department of Health Services reported Saturday. 

So far this week, 160,135 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been administered in Wisconsin, with almost 30,000 shots given on Friday, according to the state health department.

More than 940,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered since December. 

Thirty-seven percent of Wisconsinites 65 and older have received at least one shot, according to DHS. About 38,700 residents 65 and older are fully vaccinated. 

More than 11% of the state’s white population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, compared to 3% of the Black and Hispanic populations, 5% of the Asian population and 8% of the American Indian population, according to data from the state. 

However, the Black, Hispanic and American Indian populations have experienced higher rates of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths than white Wisconsinites, according to DHS. 

On Thursday, state health officials said they were working to distribute the vaccine more equitably.

More women than men in Wisconsin have received a vaccine so far. According to the state health department, more than 428,000 women have received at least one dose of the vaccine, compared to around 257,000 men. 

RELATED: 10% of white Wisconsin residents have been vaccinated so far, but only 3% of Black residents

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How to interpret COVID-19 data: What experts say about positive cases, deaths and hospitalizations

New cases reported: 752

New deaths reported: 10

Number hospitalized (as of Friday): 461 (intensive care: 120); down 527 patients from one month ago

Seven-day average of daily cases: 806 (down 1,840 cases from one month ago)

Seven-day average of daily deaths: 16 (down 14 from one month ago)

Seven-day average positivity rate (as a share of all tests given): 3.4%

Total cases since the start of pandemic: 554,800 (11,616 active cases)

Total deaths: 6,161

RELATED: We asked Wisconsin’s new top health official about the vaccine plan, racial disparities and what the state would do with COVID relief funds

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Contact Natalie Brophy at (715) 216-5452 or nbrophy@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter @brophy_natalie. 

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