MADISON (WKOW) — Wisconsin recorded 21 deaths to COVID-19 in the past day and 109 more people were admitted to hospitals, according to new numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
The 21 deaths has raised the total at 1,348 people (1.1 percent of positive cases).
The state reported 11,474 new negative test results.
Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 101,669 or 81.2 percent, are considered recovered.
Wisconsin hospitals currently are using 81.8 percent of their hospital beds overall, and 80.6 of their ICU beds. There currently are 683 COVID-19 patients with 198 of them in ICU.
DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.
Deaths, hospitalizations due to COVID-19
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services updates the statistics each day on its website around 2 p.m.
The new strain of the coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. A full list of symptoms is available on the Centers for Disease Control website.
In severe cases, pneumonia can develop. Those most at risk include the elderly, people with heart or lung disease as well as anyone at greater risk of infection.
For most, the virus is mild, presenting similarly to a common cold or the flu.
Anyone who thinks they may have the disease should call ahead to a hospital or clinic before going in for a diagnosis. Doing so gives the staff time to take the proper precautions so the virus does not spread.
Those needing emergency medical services should continue to use 911.