There was not respite from coronavirus on Thanksgiving Day, although some numbers continue to trend downward.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported another 62 COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the state’s coronavirus toll to 3,240.
3,240 families won’t have their loved ones at their #Thanksgiving tables ever again. Please help us #StopTheSpread. Stay home if you can, physical distance and #MaskUpWisconsin if you can’t, and remember to wash your hands often: https://t.co/azIna3TqRR pic.twitter.com/w9FwBJ5qaW
— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) November 26, 2020
DHS reported 5,095 confirmed positive cases on just over 13,700 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 37 percent. The seven-day positive test rate rose only slightly to 28.5 percent.
The number of hospitalized patients continued to drop, to 1,839, with 423 in ICUs and 9 in the Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park.