The average daily number of COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin is now over 50. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 83 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, bringing the total to 2,876.
The average daily death count is now over 50 for the first time.
DHS reported 6,635 new cases and a daily positive test rate of about 34.5 percent. The seven-day positive test rate fell for a third straight day, to 33.1 percent.
Your #COVID19_WI update:
• Another 236 people hospitalized
• 14,000+ health care workers have tested positive
• 30% of hospitals report staffing shortages
• 40%+ of hospitals expect a critical staffing shortage within a week
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— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) November 19, 2020
The Wisconsin Hospitals Association reported 2,104 hospitalized patients with 427 in ICUs. While both those numbers were down from Thursday, the situation in Wisconsin hospitals remains critical.