DHS: 80 hospitalizations, 5 deaths due to COVID-19

Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 2:57 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Department of Health Services reports 80 more people are in the hospital for the coronavirus Sunday, and five more people have died.

With the latest number accounted for Wisconsin has seen over 21,500 hospitalization and 4,875 deaths because of the virus.

New COVID-19 cases continued on the downward trend Sunday, with the DHS recording 2,446.

Testing remains considerably low when compared to recent months. DHS recorded less than 5,000 tests over the past day.

Hospitals are reportedly at 78 percent capacity.

The DHS’s case activity tracker shows the state is at a “very high” level of case activity. Pepin, Jackson and Menominee counties are the only that are currently seeing a “critically high” case activity level.

The DHS has recorded 486k cases since the onset of the pandemic. Of the people who have contracted the virus, a total of 454,850 or 93.5 percent, have recovered.

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