The U.S. is on a pace to pass 150-thousand coronavirus deaths this week. More than 146-thousand Americans have died from the respiratory illness since the first death in January. The nation has averaged around a thousand deaths a day over the past few days. Researchers say there could be 175-thousand deaths by mid-August and 200-thousand by November.
Here closer to our area, on the state level there are some questions to go along with Wisconsin’s latest coronavirus report. The state’s Department of Health Services posted a warning on its coronavirus website that the data may change this week because of new federal requirements. One thing that has changed is the number of people in the hospital. DHS says 194 people are being treated for the virus, with 72 in the ICU. Last week that number was over 300. As for positive tests, DHS yesterday reported 957 positive tests and just over nine thousand negative tests.