Wisconsin reports record-high 128 COVID-19 deaths

This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. They said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 that genetic tests show a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he’d previously been infected with in March. Photo: NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP. This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. They said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 that genetic tests show a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he’d previously been infected with in March.

Kyle Brown
Created: January 16, 2021 02:59 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 128 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday — a new single-day record — as well as 1,937 newly confirmed cases.

To date, 520,188 people have been infected with COVID-19 in Wisconsin, and 5,450 have died.

The DHS also reported 103 more patients had been admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 complications. Currently, there are 953 are being treated in hospitals for COVID-19, with 227 in intensive care. A total of 23,026 patients have required hospitalization in Wisconsin.

Over the past week, Wisconsin has averaged 2,161 COVID-19 cases and 42 deaths per day. According to DHS data, an average of 8.1% of all tests have been positive for COVID-19 over the past seven days.


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