Wisconsin records 5,278 new COVID-19 cases, 59 more deaths
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)– Wisconsin is reporting 5,278 new positive COVID-19 cases Saturday, setting a new record for daily cases previously set on Tuesday. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 59 more people have died, bringing the total to 2,031 deaths since the pandemic began.
The seven-day average percent of all people tested who test positive is 28.8%. Health officials say increasing trends like the one we are seeing now could indicate an increase in COVID-19 infections.
There are 77 new COVID-19 cases in La Crosse County. One more person has been hospitalized.
COVID hospitalizations are increasing in most regions of the state, according to DHS. The biggest increase is being reported in the South Central region. Between Oct. 14. and Oct. 27, hospitalizations there increased by 42%. Across the state, 84.6% of hospital beds are in use and 86.5% of ICU beds are in use.
48,208 COVID-19 cases are considered active. 175, 096 people have recovered from the virus.