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Three million Wisconsinites vaccinated; CDC mask guidance adjusted

The Wisconsin Department of Public Health’s COVID19 report on Tuesday shows that over three million people are now vaccinated from COVID19 in the state. While vaccination rates have declined in Wisconsin, positive case numbers have gone up, and on Tuesday the seven-day average for new cases was the highest it has been since mid-May, at 419. The seven-day average for new daily deaths is two.


Tuesday’s report comes on the same day the Center for Disease Control updated their mask guidance. After May’s advisory from the CDC saying vaccinated people can be without masks in most situations and places, they have now changed course slightly due to Delta variant concerns. The CDC now recommends that vaccinated individuals also wear masks in areas of substantial or high transmission when indoors. The CDC also gave guidelines for education, recommending universal masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools regardless of vaccination status.


In Wisconsin, 51.6% of residents have one or two doses of the vaccine. In Door County, 66.9% of residents have at least one dose and 64.8% have finished the series. In Kewaunee County, 41.6% of residents have at least one dose and 40.6% are fully vaccinated. 

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