MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The number of deaths on a single day due to the coronavirus has reached an new record in Wisconsin, state health officials said Saturday.
The Department of Health Services reported an additional 128 deaths. The previous record for a single day of COVID-19 deaths was 120 on Dec. 22. A total of 5,450 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19.READ MORE: Study Ranks Minnesota As 6th Safest State During Pandemic
DHS reported 1,937 new cases of the disease on Saturday, bringing the total of positive cases in Wisconsin to 520,188 since the pandemic began.
According to health officials, 607,650 doses of the vaccine has been allocated across Wisconsin as of Tuesday, the day of the week the state updates that data. Of the number of vaccine allocated, currently 163,371 doses have been administered.READ MORE: Appeals Court: Judge Erred In Not Reinstating 3rd-Degree Murder Charge Against Derek Chauvin
The latest activity data from DHS showed Menominee, Juneau and Buffalo counties with a “critically high” level of COVID-19 activity, while 63 counties were listed as having a “very high” level of activity. Six counties had a “high” level of activity.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association said there were 953 COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Friday.MORE NEWS: HealthPartners Now Offering Drive-Up COVID-19 Vaccinations
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