More than half of Wisconsin’s population have been shot with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with a total tally of 3,233,643 people.
The state also administered more than 10,000 doses for a second day in a row, totaling 6.2 million shots given since the start of vaccination in December 2020.
Out of the 10,000 today, September 10, 5,800 of those were for those completing their 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 1st dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
The 16-17 age group has also breached 50% with at least a single dose, with 44.8% of the total being fully vaccinated.
Despite improvements in the state vaccination drive, cases are still on the rise with today tallying 2,350 new cases, the highest since the January 2021 peak.
Twenty-four additional deaths were also recorded.
The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene report showed that the Delta variant accounted for 100% in new cases, but is due to only 13 samples being tested on that day.
The Department of Health Services also reported 136 new hospitalizations today; slightly higher than the 7-day average of 102 cases per day.
The state has continually advocated for vaccination as a CDC study has shown that an unvaccinated person is 4 ½ times more likely to be infected, over 10 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 11 times more likely to die.