WISCONSIN — Wisconsin has broken another record Tuesday, counting the highest number of daily deaths caused by COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Department of Health Services' numbers show 104 deaths on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 3,115. The jump increases the weekly average number of daily deaths to 53.
Tuesday's death toll is 12 deaths higher than the previous daily record of 92, set on Nov. 17.
Meanwhile, the weekly average number of daily cases continues a downward spiral set last Wednesday. The average has decreased every day with the exception of last Saturday, coming in at an average of 5,732 on Tuesday. That is the lowest weekly average recorded since Nov. 10.
COVID-19 statistics from the DHS typically drop on Sunday and Monday, and during the following days can in turn see spikes greater than usual.
At least 279 more hospitalizations were recorded Tuesday, raising the total number of people hospitalized currently to 16,209. Wisconsin also recorded 75,893 active cases - 20.9 percent of all positive cases.
The two methods the DHS uses to track percent positivity continue to drop, a trend that started on Nov. 10. DHS numbers show a seven-day percent positivity (by percent) of 28.7 percent, and a seven-day percent positivity (by test) of 13.2 percent. It is important to note that the entire span of that downward trend is still classified as preliminary data, stretching back two weeks.
On Twitter, the DHS asked Wisconsinites to stay home this holiday weekend. They also sent their sympathies to all of the families who have lost a loved one.
Your #COVID19_WI update with another record we did not want to break — a record high number of newly reported deaths — 104. Our sympathies go out to all who have lost loved ones.— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) November 24, 2020
Please stay home and stay safe this #holiday weekend: https://t.co/NeSgrEvq8D pic.twitter.com/leTxrL5GJW
Since the pandemic hit Wisconsin back in March, there have been 363,973 confirmed cases.
The age group with the highest number of cases is 20 to 29-year-olds, who make up 20 percent of all Wisconsin cases. Behind them are 30 to 39-year-olds and 60 to 69-year-olds.
For more information on COVID-19 in Wisconsin and the statistics, click here.