Wisconsin breaks COVID record, reports more than 10,000 new cases in one day

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jan 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 17:04:28-05

MADISON (NBC 26) — Wisconsin saw the highest number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday compared to any day since the pandemic began.

With the new record reported Wednesday, Wisconsin DHS said 10,288 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added to the system Tuesday for a 7-day average of 6,260 cases per day.

This breaks the previous record that was documented only this week. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services' COVID-19 dashboard recorded 8,058 confirmed cases on Monday. That's compared to the previous daily record of 7,870 cases on Nov. 17, 2020.

The spike in cases brought the 7-day average number of cases to 5,711 on Monday, the highest that number has been since late November of 2020.