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Wisconsin Update: 82 more Wisconsinites dead of COVID-19; 197 hospitalized

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MADISON (WKOW/WXOW) -- Eighty-two deaths have been added to the total of those who have died due to COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The addition of more livs lost come just one day after Wisconsin reported its highest single-day COVID-19 deathtoll ever.

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 197 people were newly-hospitalized.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 1,845 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, up 21 from the day prior.

Of those, 395 are in the ICU, down3 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

There have been 3,777 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 6,206 negative cases.


The Department of Health Services dashboard shows the seven-day average of both positive tests by day and test by person. (CHART)

The 82 new deaths bring the total of those killed by the disease in Wisconsin to 3,502 people (0.9 percent of positive cases).

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 325,587 or 82.4 percent, are considered recovered.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said that 104 people are hospitalized in the Western region of the state, which is comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. 15 of the cases are in intensive care.

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.

Information from DHS now provides a breakdown of their data in a new interactive map. It can show users data by county, municipality, school district, or zip code. Find the map here.

For example, the map shows that on December 2, there were 35 new confirmed cases within the La Crosse School District in the past day. The 7-day average was 34.57. In comparison, Holmen had 23 new cases and a 7-day average of 19.57.

In the 54601 zip code, which is La Crosse, there were 26 new cases reported on December 2.

Here is a look at the regional numbers from the DHS update:

Find additional COVID-19 coverage here.