The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin jumped by 66 to 1,714 as the patient population at the alternate care facility in Milwaukee fell from 13 to seven overnight. The total number currently hospitalized is 329 higher than a week ago. Of those, 347 are in the ICU, five fewer than yesterday.
The state of Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a record-high 5,771 new coronavirus cases Tuesday on more than 21,000 tests — also a new high. Even with a dramatic increase in tests processed, the positive test rate over the past seven days increased to 30.8 percent.
The total number of cases ever confirmed in Wisconsin is now 238,066, of which about 50,700 — just over 21% — are considered active. That’s up by about 2,000 cases from Monday.
The seven-day average of new cases per day rose to 4,657. The seven-day average of deaths slipped to 35.7.
Fifty-two deaths were reported in 23 counties, bringing the total death toll in Wisconsin to 2,102. The deaths were reported in the following counties:
|Eau Claire County||4|
All counties’ new case counts are below. Every county reported at least one new case today; 63 counties reported more than 10. Milwaukee had the most with 916 cases.
|Eau Claire County||130|
|La Crosse County||105|
|Fond du Lac County||98|
|St. Croix County||64|
|Green Lake County||15|