New state records for deaths and hospitalizations from COVID | WisCommunity

New state records for deaths and hospitalizations from COVID

November 17, 2020 - 2:23pm
deaths in Wisconsin by day

State-wide Wisconsin is suffering badly from the pandemic. Today's numbers how a record number of hospitalizations (318) and the highest reported one-day number of deaths (92). 2274 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, with 456 people in intensive care. These are both new records.

In response to the quickly-worsening situation, Dane County , banning all indoor gatherings until Dec. 16, and imposing stiff ($1000/violation) fines. That Thanksgiving Dinner for the family in Dane County could become very expensive indeed.

In Dunn County, 53 new confirmed cases were reported today, and one more death, raising the total number of deaths to 4 in the county. 55 Dunn County Residents have been hospitalized, an increase of 8 since yesterday.

102 new cases were reported today in Eau Claire County, along with 3 new deaths. 87 new hospitalizations were reported for Eau Claire residents, over-taxing an already heavily-burdened health care system.

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