2nd highest daily COVID-19 death toll recorded in Wisconsin on Thursday

Posted at 4:05 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 19:40:17-04

Wisconsin recorded the second-highest number of deaths caused by COVID-19 and experienced a rising weekly average of coronavirus cases on Thursday.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services tallied51 deaths from complications caused by the virus, a toll only fewer than the 64 deaths recorded last Tuesday. Thurday's numbers raise the seven-day average of deaths to 35, and the death toll since the pandemic began in Wisconsin to 1,948.

At least 245 people have died from the virus in the last seven days, according to DHS numbers.

The seven-day average of cases rose to 4,128 Thursday, the highest ever recorded. That's on a day when Wisconsin also tallied the second-highest number of daily coronavirus cases, at 4,870, though that number can fluctuate as the week progresses.

On Thursday, Wisconsin saw 193 new hospitalizations, and a total of 1,453 people in the hospital right now, a record. There are currently 44,896 active cases in the state, also a record, according to DHS numbers.

At least 168,117 people have recovered from the virus in Wisconsin.

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