WISCONSIN — Wisconsin has set two new single-day records after the Department of Health reported over 7,000 new cases Tuesday, and 66 deaths.
The old record, 7,065 cases, was set on Saturday. Now, just a few days later, we have a new record of 7,073.
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said of over 20,000 tests, over 7,000 came back positive.
DHS also reported that an additional 66 people have died from the virus, a new record. Those 66 deaths bring the state's total to 2,395.
With this increase in deaths and the number of cases, the state has also set a new record for 7-day average. Within the past week, we have averaged 5,825 news cases per day.
That is an increase of 186 cases since Wednesday when the average was 5,639.
There are approximately 64,374 cases currently active across the state, and an additional 291 people have been hospitalized.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 13,230 people have been hospitalized and 278,843 have gotten the virus.
21 percent of all COVID-19 cases across the state were residents between the ages of 20 and 29, according to data from DHS. 16 percent of the cases are residents between 30 and 39, and 15 percent are residents between the ages of 50 and 59.
To see more data about the pandemic within the state of Wisconsin, click here.