Unvaccinated people account for 95% of COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin since March as health officials urge residents to get their shots
- About 95% of COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin over last four months were among unvaccinated people, according to health officials
- Just 21 of the state’s 433 coronavirus deaths since March were in fully vaccinated individuals
- Wisconsin recently reached 50 percent of its population vaccinated amid falling cases and deaths
- Health officials urge Wisconsinites to get vaccinated in order to continue the fall of cases and deaths
- The CDC director said last week that nearly every COVID-19 death is now ‘entirely preventable’ due to vaccines
People who were not fully vaccinated account for 95 percent of all COVID-19 deaths since March in Wisconsin.
‘As you know, the science is clear; vaccines work in the real world. They save lives,’ a WDHHS spokesperson wrote in an email.
‘And if you are fully vaccinated, you are protected. All three vaccines have been tested and proven to be safe and effective.’
‘Take a look at the COVID-19 data and you will see that cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have been declining since vaccines were authorized and we started getting shots in arms.’
Only 21 of 433 COVID-19 deaths recorded in Wisconsin since March have been among vaccinated people, as state officials urge more of the population to get the vaccine
Health officials are now urging Wisconsinites to get vaccinated in order to continue the drop of cases and deaths.
It comes as the Badger State recently reached 50 percent of its population being at least partially vaccinated against the virus.
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believe that nearly all COVID-19 deaths are preventable as long as Americans get vaccinated.
COVID cases both in the state of Wisconsin and around the nation are falling as the vaccine becomes more common.
The state is currently averaging 18 new cases a day over the past week, a stark decrease from the over 500 a day average at the pandemics worst point in winter.
Wisconsin is also only recording an average of one new COVID-19 death every day.
Officials revealed say percent of Wisconsinites have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with more than 46 percent being fully vaccinated.
The state hit the 50 percent mark on June 28, and is now among the 28 states who have crossed that threshold.
The story of Wisconsin matches with what has happened nationwide as well.
More than two-thirds of American adults, and 54 percent of the total population, have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Around 57 percent of adults – and 46 percent of the total population – is fully vaccinated as well.
Since the vaccine rollout got underway, and reached its peak around the U.S. in April, cases and deaths across the country have fallen.
Currently, the nation of over 300 million people is averaging just over 10,000 cases and around 500 deaths every day from the virus.
America is sitting a large unused supply of vaccines as demand for the shots has decreased in recent weeks, though.
Health officials are urging more Americans to get vaccinated, even saying that doing so could prevent all deaths in the nation.
‘Nearly every death, especially among adults, due to COVID-19, is, at this point, entirely preventable,’ said CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky last week.
Analysis by the Associated Press found that unvaccinated American’s accounted for 99 percent of COVID-19 deaths recorded in May.