In the largest single-day increase in weeks, Wisconsin’s count of people infected with novel coronavirus jumped 219 to 4,901.
The increase was significantly higher than yesterday’s count of 153 new cases. Following White House guidelines, Governor Tony Evers earlier this week announced his Badger Bounce Back plan, which requires a lower count of new cases each day for 14 days.
The increase is largely attributable to a growing outbreak in Brown County, which saw 88 new cases — a 21 percent increase. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that 147 of the county’s 402 cases are tied to the JBS Packerland meat packing facility in Green Bay.
Five people have died since Tuesday, bringing the death toll in Wisconsin to 247.
In the state, 355 people remain hospitalized, two fewer than Tuesday.