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28 deaths, 153 hospitalized since yesterday due to COVID-19 in Wisconsin

MADISON (WKOW) — Wisconsin recorded 28 deaths due to COVID-19 in the past day, and 153 people were newly hospitalized, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

According to totals updated Tuesday, 959 COVID-19 patients are being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, up 9 from the day prior, with 243 of them in the ICU.

Including all patients, both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients, 83.1 of Wisconsin hospital beds are in use and 85.1 of ICU beds.


The Department of Health Services dashboard shows the seven-day average of both positive tests by day and test by person. (CHART)

The state recorded 3,107 positive tests and 11,435 new negative tests.

(App users, see the daily reports and charts HERE.)

The 28 deaths have raised the total of those killed by the disease in Wisconsin to 1,536 people (1.0 percent of positive cases).

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 125,411, or 79.1 percent, are considered recovered.

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.

Deaths, hospitalizations due to COVID-19

Date New
Oct. 14 28 153 1536 5784
Oct. 13 34 147 1508 8601
Oct. 12 9 56 1474 8454
Oct. 11 7 79 1465 8398
Oct. 10 18 120 1458 8319
Oct. 9 16 138 1440 8199
Oct. 8 9 110 1424 8061
Oct. 7 16 141 1415 7951
Oct. 6 18 108 1399 7810

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services updates the statistics each day on its website around 2 p.m.

(Our entire coronavirus coverage is available here.)

The new strain of the coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. A full list of symptoms is available on the Centers for Disease Control website.

In severe cases, pneumonia can develop. Those most at risk include the elderly, people with heart or lung disease as well as anyone at greater risk of infection.

For most, the virus is mild, presenting similarly to a common cold or the flu.

Anyone who thinks they may have the disease should call ahead to a hospital or clinic before going in for a diagnosis. Doing so gives the staff time to take the proper precautions so the virus does not spread.

Those needing emergency medical services should continue to use 911.

(County by county results are available here).

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