Wisconsin set another single day record for COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. The state Department of Health Services reported 48 deaths due to coronavirus.
There were also 4,205 new cases of COVID-19 reported, as DHS continued to process a backlog of data from a weekend outage of its reporting system.
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In addition, the first patient has been admitted to the Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park. COVID-19 patients who are less sick but still require care like oxygen therapy, additional rest or medication will be treated there before being discharged.