Wisconsin exceeds 8,000 COVID-19 | Local News

  Wisconsin exceeds 8,000 COVID-19 |  Local News

Lucas Robinson | Wisconsin State Journal

The state averaged 13 confirmed deaths over the last week, part of an ongoing spike in deaths after they fell dramatically over much of the spring and summer. A total of 293 Wisconsinites died from the virus in September, compared to 215 in August and 35 in July. 

An Oklahoma epidemiologist helps assuage concerns about the accelerated vaccine development timeline.

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  • Over 8,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in Wisconsin, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 

Wisconsin’s death rate ranks on the lower end in the United States, with 152 deaths per 100,000 residents, according to the Center for Disease Control. Only 13 other states have recorded a lower death rate than Wisconsin, among them Minnesota, Colorado and Virginia. 

Those hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to rise in the state at nearly 2,000 people, the highest since early January, according to state health data.  Nearly 3,400 new cases of the virus were reported in the state on Thursday. Though daily cases have fallen from a mid-September peak of 3,600, public health experts have said its too early to tell if the delta surge that started in early July has ebbed, noting that colder weather in coming weeks could accelerate transmission.