68 more dead from COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 214 more hospitalized – WKOW

MADISON (WKOW) — Sixty-eight deaths were added today to the total of those who have died due to COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 214 people were newly-hospitalized.

As of Monday afternoon, 1,566 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, up 64 from the day prior.

Of those, 326 are in the ICU, down 1 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

There have been 4,114 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 5,477 negative cases.

(CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DHS DASHBOARD)

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

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

The 68 new deaths bring the total of those killed by the disease in Wisconsin to 3,806 people (0.9 percent of positive cases).

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 356,752 or 85.3 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
deaths
New
hospitalizations
Total
deaths
Total
hosp.
Dec. 8 68 214 3806 18500
Dec. 7 19 70 3738 18280
Dec. 6 17 90 3719 18216
Dec. 5 77 183 3702 18126
Dec. 4 63 202 3625 17943
Dec. 3 60 172 3562 17741
Dec. 2 82 197 3502 17569
Dec. 1 107 277 3420 17375
Nov. 30 6 96 3313 17095

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).