Wisconsin reports largest single-day increase in positive COVID-19 cases to date

The state of Wisconsin saw its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases Thursday, adding 754 new cases to bring the to date total to 33,908. 

The previous largest single-day increase was the Fourth of July, when 738 new cases were reported. Before that, May 29 was the highest single-day increase with 733. 

(Wisconsin Department of Health Services)

Two more people died from COVID-19 Thursday as well, bringing the death total to 809. 

In total, 3,726 people have been hospitalized with the virus and 26,792 have recovered from it. 

Gov. Tony Evers extended the state's stay-at-home order until May 26, but on May 13, the state Supreme Court blocked the extension, effecively opening all establishments in the state. Hours later, images emerged of packed bars across the state, leading the Governor to call his state "The Wild West." Evers' original "Safer at Home" order went into effect on March 25. 

On April 4, President Donald Trump approved disaster declaration for Wisconsin due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This declaration allows for federal funding to be allocated to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that were impacted by the virus.

If you have questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19, you can Text COVID19 to 211-211, visit 211Wisconsin.org or call 211. Call volumes are high, so officials are asking people to be patient and try to use the text or online options first. 

If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, health officials advise you to call your health care provider. 

To prevent illness, wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, clean frequently touched surfaces every day and stay home when you are sick.