Community COVID-19 Vaccination Site To Open In Racine – Wisconsin Public Radio News

12March 2021

Gov. Tony Evers and the state Department of Health Services announced Friday the state's third community-based vaccination center will open in Racine County on March 23.

The clinic will be found at the Regency Mall in the previous Burlington Coat Factory space, and will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. According to a declaration, the center in Racine has the capability to administer up to 1,000 doses daily, but the variety of dosages administered will depend upon just how much vaccine Wisconsin gets from the federal government. The center will be prioritizing people who are age 65 and up, teachers and child care personnel on the local health department's waitlist.

Rock and La Crosse counties likewise have community-based vaccination centers.

On the other hand, brand-new reports of COVID-19 cases are balancing at around 390 cases per day in Wisconsin, based upon the most recent data published by DHS.

DHS reported 550new cases of the disease Friday, bringing the average for the previous 7 days to 392 daily cases. Daily brand-new cases have actually been falling given that early January, when the average had to do with 3,000.

There were 2,805 unfavorable tests reported Friday.

As COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continue to decrease, more of the state's homeowners are being immunized versus the illness.

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A total of 1,895,402dosages of the coronavirus vaccine have actually been administered in Wisconsin since Friday, with 36.7 percent of Wisconsinites age 65 and up completely immunized.

Since Friday, 667,193 people in Wisconsin, or 11.5 percent of the population, have actually been completely vaccinated.

Increasing rates of vaccination have actually offered a sense of hope after a yearlong pandemic that has declared the lives of 6,525 individuals in Wisconsin. There was one brand-new death from COVID-19 reported Friday.

Other DHS data from Friday include:

  • 568,902 overall cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started.
  • 3,230,358 total tests administered, 2,661,456 of which have been unfavorable because the pandemic began.
  • 26,714 individuals have been hospitalized because of the disease, or 4.7 percent of all positive cases, since the pandemic started.
  • Daily testing capacity remains at 59,273, though just 3,355 brand-new test results were reported Friday.

Coronavirus rates vary from county to county. In order to track COVID-19 activity levels, DHS takes a look atthe numberof new cases per a county's population over a 14-day period– and whether there's an upward or downward pattern in brand-new cases. Activity levels range from “seriously high,” “really high,” “high,” “medium,” to “low.”

Since Wednesday, DHS information showed the state had no counties with “critically high” or “extremely high” levels of COVID-19 activity. Most of Wisconsin counties have “high” levels of activity. There are growing case trajectories in Waupaca, Marinette, Wood, Douglas, Waushara, Juneau and Iowa counties. Wisconsin's total COVID-19 activity level is “high.”

For more about COVID-19, see Coronavirus in Wisconsin.

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