Wisconsin reported a daily record number of deaths on Tuesday, as the state continues to see a high rate of hospitalizations due to Covid-19, health officials said.
At least 107 deaths from Covid-19 were reported Tuesday — the second time the state has reported more than 100 new fatalities. There are now 3,420 total deaths statewide, the state's dashboard shows.
Hospitals across the state are reporting "current and imminent critical staffing shortages," Department of Health Secretary-designee Andrea Palm said during a news conference today. The state dashboard currently shows that 15% of the state's staffed hospital beds are available.
As CNN reported on Monday, nearly one in four people hospitalized in Wisconsin due to Covid-19 are in the intensive care. Gov. Tony Evers said today that more than 1,800 people are currently hospitalized due to the virus.
Wisconsin reported 4,078 new cases Tuesday, bringing the state's total to 391,313.
"As we continue to move through the holiday season and winter months, we must be as vigilant as ever," Evers said as he encouraged Wisconsinites to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Note: These numbers were released by the state's public health agency and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.