Record number of single-day COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 19:25:19-05

MADISON, Wis. — State health officials say the number of deaths on a single day due to the coronavirus has reached an new record in Wisconsin.

The Department of Health Services on Saturday reported an additional 128 deaths. The previous record for a single day of COVID-19 deaths was 120 on Dec. 22. A total of 5,450 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19.

DHS reported 1,937 new cases of the disease on Saturday, bringing the total of positive cases in Wisconsin to 520,188 since the pandemic began.

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