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Local Vaccines Arrive to Frontline

Local Vaccines Arrive to Frontline

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.

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