Wisconsin reports single-day high 7,065 COVID-19 cases, 45 deaths

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 7,065 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, shattering the previous record of 6,141 that had been set just one day earlier.

To date, 263,130 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. Wisconsin health officials reported an additional 45 deaths from the virus, bringing the state’s total to 2,301 since the start of the pandemic.

An additional 173 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized. According to the latest DHS report, 1,787 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 385 in intensive care. To date, 12,727 people — about 4.8% of those with confirmed coronavirus cases — have required hospitalization in Wisconsin.

So far 202,879 people have recovered or are recovering from COVID-19 and no longer need isolation, while 57,915 cases remain active.

Over the past seven days, an average of 34.1% of all people tested and 17% of all tests have been positive for COVID-19. Wisconsin health labs have processed tests for approximately 2.2 million people so far.