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Death toll in Wisconsin jumps to 300 as 19 die overnight; infections continue steady rise


Nineteen fatalities due to COVID19 were recorded in Wisconsin in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll for the state to 300. It was the deadliest 24-hour period in more than a week, and the third-deadliest since the crisis began in mid-March.

The number of cases has continued a slow and steady rise, as 6,359 have now tested positive, an increase of 242 over Monday.

Of those tests processed in the past 24 hours, 8.55 percent came back positive. That is up slightly from Monday’s 7.57 percent; that’s the number that needs to come down every day for 14 consecutive days before the first phase of Gov. Ever’s “Badger Bounce Back” plan can begin.

Overall, 9.01 percent of tests have come back positive since the first ones were conducted in February. That is down slightly from yesterday’s 9.02 percent.

A higher number of people are hospitalized today — 351, up from 337. Of those, 123 are in intensive care and 329 — about 94 percent — require mechanical ventilation. Additionally, 193 people are hospitalized awaiting test results.