Another 41 people have died from COVID-19 since Wednesday and 3,810 more people tested positive for the virus, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
A year ago, on New Year’s Eve, most of us had never heard of the new coronavirus. Now, a year later, 4,859 Wisconsin residents have died from it, 21,350 people were hospitalized and 481,102 people have been confirmed to have had the virus, according to the department.
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New cases reported: 3,810
New deaths reported: 41
Number hospitalized: 1,074 (intensive care: 244)
Seven-day average of daily cases: 2,707 (up from 2,531 from one month ago)
Seven-day average of daily deaths: 27 (down from 43 from one month ago)
Total cases since the start of the pandemic: 481,102 (28,607 active cases)
Total deaths: 4,859
► The seven-day average percentage of positive cases had been trending down to 24% but since Dec. 25 it has risen to 28.4%.
► On the final day of the year, what was previously an unknown virus to Wisconsin residents has killed nearly 5,000 people and infected almost 500,000.