Wisconsin sets daily record for virus cases, again
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has hit a new daily high for positive coronavirus cases for the second time this week, a surge that the state's chief health officer is calling a crisis.
There were 3,747 new cases reported Thursday, breaking the record of 3,279 set on Tuesday. To date, there have been more than 162,000 positive cases and 1,553 deaths.
Today's #COVID19_WI update w/an increase of 3,747 confirmed cases, a new daily record. Our average daily case number has more than quadrupled in the past 6 weeks. And in the past 6 weeks, our average daily deaths have more than tripled. #StopTheSpread: https://t.co/SbTbqPB08D pic.twitter.com/vnRlQowAbv— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) October 15, 2020
Hospitalizations were at a daily high of 1,017 on Wednesday, the same day the state opened a field hospital outside of Milwaukee to handle overflow patients.
As of Thursday, the hospital had yet to admit anyone.