Wisconsin surpasses 4,000 virus deaths

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 50 new deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 4,041 since the start of the pandemic. The state reached the 4,000-death milestone just three weeks after hitting 3,000 deaths on Nov. 22.

The DHS also reported 4,059 confirmed cases of COVID-19. So far Wisconsin has recorded 434,016 coronavirus infections.

Another 142 people were admitted to the hospital with complications from COVID-19. According to the latest report from the DHS, there are currently 1,448 patients in the hospital with COVID-19, with 328 in intensive care. A total of 19,162 coronavirus patients have required hospitalization in Wisconsin.

Over the past week, Wisconsin has reported an average of 3,518 COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths per day. An average of 28% of all people who have been tested over the past seven days have tested positive for the virus.

To date, 381.633 people have recovered or are recovering from COVID-19 and no longer need isolation, while 48,267 cases remain active.