We are hearing a lot about a surge in Wisconsin Coronavirus cases. As of today, here is what we are learning.
COVID-19 claims the lives of 27 Wisconsinites as the state sets a one-day record. Department of Health officials today say the death toll stands at 13-hundred-and-27.
Over 23-hundred cases were reported today, bring the state total over 127-thousand cases. Currently 81-percent of all hospital beds statewide are being used and over 79-percent of ICU beds are occupied mostly with COVID patients.
Specifically, those biggest increases are currently in the southern parts of our state. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says hospitals in the Fox Valley, Green Bay and Wausau are near capacity. Some hospitals are being forced to transfer patients to other facilities in the state. Nearest to us, Aspirus Healthcare in Wausau recorded a 30-percent increase in coronavirus patients yesterday from Monday.
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
New information in the fight against coronavirus is now available.
State Department of Health Services announced today it will be providing data explaining what the trends and the numbers mean. Governor Evers says the move is expected to help people better assess coronavirus activity especially as it relates to hospital capacity.
There is new data regarding cases among school-age children, guidance on mitigation strategies for communities and new graphs showing seven-day trends.