Coronavirus infection continues to rage through Wisconsin today, and the consequences are being felt across the state as 17 more deaths were reported in 12 different counties. The total death toll in Wisconsin is now 1,553.
The state of Wisconsin also confirmed a record-high 3,747 new coronavirus cases Monday on just over 15,200 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 162,325, of which nearly 33,200 are considered active, about 1,500 more than yesterday.
Hospitalizations also reached another record-high at 1,043, 26 more than yesterday and 136 more than a week ago. Of those, 264 are in ICUs, 18 more than yesterday and 36 more than a week ago.
Of the 17 deaths reported, there were three Brown County; two each in Burnett, Waukesha and Winnebago Counties; and one each in Chippewa, Forest, Iowa, Lafayette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca and Wood Counties.
Our seven-day average of deaths is now 18.43.
Wisconsin’s seven-day of positive tests by person rose from 20.3 percent to 20.8, the highest rate yet. The positive rate by test is now 10.6, a slight increase from yesterday’s 10.4 percent — meaning 10.6 percent of the tests given in the past seven days were positive, while 20.8 percent of the people tested were positive.
Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,928, the highest rate yet.
The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County with 485.
Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:
|Fond du Lac County||112|
|La Crosse County||52|
|Eau Claire County||37|
|St. Croix County||27|
|Green Lake County||15|