The state of Wisconsin reported a grim new milestone Thursday — 27 people died of Covid-19 Wednesday, according to the state's Covid-19 website. That is the highest death count on record for the state. For context, the state reported its second highest death count on May 27 at 22.
The state is also reporting a record high of at least 683 Covid-19 related hospitalizations, up from the 646 that were reported Wednesday.
The percentage of available hospital beds dropped one percentage point to 17%. It was 18% Wednesday. Twenty-nine percent of hospitalized Covid-19 patients are in intensive care units, down slightly from yesterday's report of 32%, according to the website.
Thirteen hundred and fifty-four people have died of Covid-19 in the state of Wisconsin, according to the website.