The first healthcare workers in the Chippewa Valley have received their coronavirus shot.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire said they received just under three-thousand doses yesterday. The vaccine will go to frontline healthcare workers first, then people living in long-term care facilities. Mayo’s Dr. Andrew Badley says it will likely be April before the vaccine will become available to the general public.
Here in our state, nearly 90-percent of the people who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus in Wisconsin have been declared fully recovered.
The state’s Department of Health Services yesterday reported 35-hundred new positives and 54 new deaths. That brings Wisconsin’s total, since March, to just over 442-thousand positives and just over 41-hundred deaths. DHS says over 394-thousand people have been declared recovered from the virus. That’s 89-percent of the people who’ve ever tested positive in the state.