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Coronavirus rages unabated as today’s cases, deaths nearly match records set yesterday


Coronavirus infection continues to rage through Wisconsin today, and the consequences are being felt across the state as 28 more deaths were reported in 19 different counties. It is the second-highest number of deaths reported in a single day, after yesterday’s record-setting 36. The total death toll in Wisconsin is now 1,536.

Additionally, hospitalizations broke 1,000 for the first time, reaching 1,017, 58 more than yesterday and 144 more than a week ago.

The state of Wisconsin also confirmed a near-record-high 3,107 new coronavirus cases Monday on just over 14,500 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 158,578, of which nearly 31,600 are considered active, about 1,600 more than yesterday.

Of the 28 deaths reported, there were three each in Grant, Milwaukee and Outagamie Counties; two each in Manitowoc, Oconto and Waupaca; and one each in Brown, Columbia, Dane, Juneau, Kenosha, Lincoln, Racine, Rock, Shawano, Vernon, Vilas, Washington and Winnebago Counties.

Our seven-day average of deaths is now 17.29.

Wisconsin’s seven-day of positive tests by person rose from 19.6 percent to 20.3, the highest rate yet. The positive rate by test is now 10.4, a slight increase from yesterday’s 10.1 percent — meaning 10.4 percent of the tests given in the past seven days were positive, while 20.3 percent of the people tested were positive.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,840, the highest rate yet.

The highest local new case count came in Waukesha County with a stunning 529.

Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:

Barron County: 33
Brown County: 175
Calumet County: 48
Chippewa County: 28
Clark County: 16
Columbia County: 56
Dane County:  162
Dodge County: 53
Door County: 22
Eau Claire County: 17
Fond du Lac County: 38
Grant County: 29
Green County: 24
Green Lake County: 22
Iowa County: 12
Jefferson County: 72
Juneau County: 11
Kenosha County: 83
La Crosse County: 18
Lafayette County: 17
Langlade County: 42
Lincoln County: 13
Manitowoc County: 29
Marathon County: 190
Marinette County: 25
Marquette County: 19
Milwaukee County: 484
Monroe County: 13
Oconto County: 59
Outagamie County: 307
Portage County: 77
Price County: 11
Racine County: 259
Richland County: 29
Rock County: 115
Sauk County: 83
Shawano County: 104
Sheboygan County: 150
St Croix County: 73
Trempeleau County: 29
Vilas County: 24
Walworth County: 52
Washington County: 176
Waukesha County: 529
Waupaca County: 80
Waushara County: 30
Winnebago County: 306
Wood County: 50

Also this morning, a Wisconsin judge temporarily blocked Governor Tony Evers’ most recent order limiting capacity in bars, restaurants and retail stores.