Eighty-three more people in Wisconsin have died in the last day from complications of COVID-19. That’s the second highest one-day death total since the pandemic began, based on the latest data published by the state Department of Health Services. The highest death total came on Nov. 17, when DHS reported 92 deaths.
New reports of COVID-19 cases are averaging at around 6,440 per day in Wisconsin, and DHS reported 6,635 new cases of the disease Thursday. A week ago, the average was 6,209 daily cases. On Thursday, 12,585 tests were negative.
Of the people who got tested for COVID-19 over the past week, 33.1 percent were positive for the disease, according to DHS. That rate has been on the rise, but on Thursday, it was lower than it has been since