The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Saturday, Aug. 8 reported an increase of 1,165 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state — bringing the total to 59,933 statewide. In Kenosha County, 12 new cases were reported, making the countywide total to 2,609.
Saturday’s rise in cases was the greatest single-day increase thus far. The previous high was 1,117 new cases reported on July 21. It is the sixth time that 1,000 or more new cases were reported on a single day.
The DHS also reported six new deaths for a total of 996. 4,980 people have been hospitalized in Wisconsin due to COVID-19, representing 8.3% of all positive cases.