After three straight days with no reported coronavirus related deaths in Wisconsin, 15 were reported Wednesday.
The state Department of Health Services also reports that the seven-day average percentage of new positive cases is at 11.3, the highest rate since the start of the pandemic.
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DHS reported 857 (9.7 percent) of 8,871 new test results were returned as positive. And the seven-day average of reported positive daily cases is 886, up from 696 a week ago.
Fifty-five new hospitalizations brings the current number of patients to 298, with 88 in intensive care.
The 15 additional deaths bring the total number of lives lost in Wisconsin to