Wisconsin sets new record number of daily COVID-19 deaths

Posted at 2:43 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 17:34:31-05

WISCONSIN — Wisconsin has broken another record Tuesday, counting the highest number of daily COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic in March.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported107 deaths Tuesday, which is three more deaths than the previous record set back on Nov. 24.

The additional 107 deaths brings the death toll to 3,420 in Wisconsin.

Due to a decrease in the processing of COVID-19 tests and deaths over the weekends, COVID-19 numbers on Sundays and Mondays tend to be below average, causing numbers to possibly spike on Tuesdays.

However, the record number of deaths comes as the 7-day average number of daily COVID-19 cases continues to trend downward, with 3,905 as of Dec. 1.

That number is the lowest weekly average recorded since Oct. 23, when it was 3,470.

On Tuesday, Wisconsin reported an additional 4,078 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 391,313. The department of health reported that around 82 percent of those cases have recovered.

There were an additional 277 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 17,372. According to the Department of Health Services, Wisconsin currently has around 71,887 active cases, which is 18.3 percent of all positive cases.

Patients are continuing to be sent to the Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park as hospitals are reporting strain and staffing shortages, Wisconsin DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm said during a media briefing Tuesday.

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