Wisconsin reports record-breaking 6,141 cases of COVID-19

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Posted at 2:09 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 19:09:31-05

Wisconsin reported a record-breaking 6,141 cases of coronavirus on Friday, the first time the state has ever topped 6,000 cases in a single day.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported the number on Friday. It is also the first time the seven-day average has topped over 5,000.

According to DHS, it is a 515% increase in just two months.

There were also a reported 62 deaths from COVID-19.

Previously, the record was at 5,935 cases reported on Nov. 4.

The increase in cases comes at the end of Gov. Tony Evers emergency order and mask mandate, which required anyone in a public space to wear masks. The order officially expired on Nov. 6. As of Friday afternoon, the governor has not extended it.

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