Wisconsin reports 6,141 COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths

Wisconsin on Friday reported more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time, capping the deadliest week of the pandemic so far.

The state Department of Health and Human Services on Friday reported 6,141 new cases and 62 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,256.

Friday’s toll is just under the record 64 deaths reported Oct. 27. Deaths from the virus are rising quickly, concerning health officials who do not see an end in sight to Wisconsin’s escalating public health crisis unless residents take action to slow its spread.

Source: Wisconsin reports 6,141 COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths