(WAOW) — Wisconsin has shattered the record of newly reported COVID-19 deaths.
On Tuesday, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reports 92 deaths. This brings the total of those who have died from the virus in the state to 2,741 (0.8% of total confirmed cases in the state).
In North central Wisconsin, the following counties report deaths related to COVID-19:
- Forest County reports 1 death
- Marathon County reports 5 deaths
- Waushara County reports 1 death
- Langlade County reports 1 death
- Clark County reports 2 deaths
- Waupaca County reports 2 deaths
(**NOTE: This section of the story will be updated throughout the evening, as counties do not provide updates at the same time**)
The state reports 7,090 new cases, bringing the total case count to 323,848 . Of those, 248,700 or 76.8% are considered recovered.
They also report 15,653 new negative tests.
Another 318 COVID-19 patients have been admitted into hospitals, and the Alternate Care Facility now has 23 patients.
As of Monday afternoon, 2,274 were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals. This number is also a new daily high since the pandemic began.
Of those, 456 were in the ICU, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
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.