For a second straight day Thursday, Wisconsin had more than 20 deaths due to COVID-19.
The state Department of Health Services reported 21 deaths, after reporting 27 the previous day. That was the highest single day for fatalities since May.
Another record-setting day in our state, but nothing to be proud of. We have 2,800+ confirmed #COVID19_WI cases and 100+ hospitalizations reported today. We can do better. #MaskUpWisconsin. #YouStopTheSpread: https://t.co/azIna3TqRR pic.twitter.com/85LZdKP6Ef
— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) October 1, 2020
DHS also reported a single day record of 2,881 new positive test results and 109 new hospitalizations.
The new numbers reflect what state public health officials are calling a crisis related to coronavirus in the state, with hospitals in some communities in northern and northeast Wisconsin nearing capacity.