Tuesday numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services paint a grim picture of the state’s battle with the coronavirus.
Wisconsin set new records for positive test results, patients who were hospitalized, and total deaths. Sixty-four more deaths in the latest accounting beats the old record by 16. Until two weeks ago, no single day had reached 30 deaths in the Badger State. The new number of confirmed COVID-19 cases topped five thousand for the first time. The rolling average of new cases-per-day is three-thousand-975. Two months ago, the average was about 700 cases-per-day.