The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 92 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, exceeding by far the previous high of 66.
The report comes after two days of reporting just 12 deaths. Deaths take up to a week to be reported in the statewide data, so it’s possible that today’s deaths include some that were simply not reported over the weekend.
The death toll in Wisconsin surged past 2,700 to 2,741, representing a 60 percent increase in total fatalities in the past month.
Today’s total brings the seven-day average of deaths to 49.4, the highest it’s ever been.
Forty counties reported at least one death. Milwaukee County reported the most with 14.
Meanwhile, the state also reported 7,090 new coronavirus cases on about 22,500 tests. The seven-day positive test rate fell to 35.4 percent while the number of active cases increased to more than 72,300.
The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus infection has spiked to 2,277 — an increase of three over Monday and 207 more than one week ago, and the highest level yet. Of the 2,277, a record-high 431 are in the ICU, a decrease of 25 from Monday. The patient population at the alternative care facility in Milwaukee jumped by four to 23.
The seven-day average of new cases per day rose slightly to 6,326.
The table below shows new cases, new cases per 100,000 residents and new deaths for each county. Click on the header of any column to sort the data by that column.