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 tallied 51 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.
:: Thursday numbers, as we continue to live in record territory.— Steve Chamraz (@TMJ4Steve) October 29, 2020
44,896 active cases... a record.
1,453 people in the hospital... record.
1.948 people have died, 51 deaths added today. That's the second-highest one-day number... we had 64 on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/3JoOgZMzyH
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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