WISCONSIN— Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,887 new positive coronavirus cases on Thursday, Oct. 1. This is an all-time high for the state by a few hundred.

Wisconsin reported there are currently 683 people in the hospital due to coronavirus on Wednesday, Sept. 30. This tops the previous record-high, 646 hospitalizations, which was reported on Tuesday. 

On Thursday, 669 Wisconsinites were hospitalized. That includes 208 ICU patients, another record-high for the Badger State. 

Only 17 percent of hospital beds are available throughout Wisconsin as of Wednesday.

405 people are on ventilators or a form of ventilatory equipment. 


On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Wisconsin DHS reported 27 additional coronavirus deaths. This is the highest death tally in a 24-hour period Wisconsin has seen since the onset of the pandemic. Thursday, they reported 21. The Badger State has lost 1,348 people as of Thursday, Oct. 1. 

Wisconsin DHS reported 109 additional hospitalizations on Thursday, yet another record-breaking high for the state. This comes after Wednesday's record-breaking 91 hospitalizations. 

This brings the total of Wisconsinites who have been hospitalized due to coronavirus up to 7,409 people total, at a 5.9 percent hospitalization rate.

101,669 Wisconsinites who have contracted coronavirus have recovered. Wisconsin DHS estimates there are currently 22,126 active, positive COVID-19 cases in the state.