Wisconsin Hits 1,117 New COVID Cases in One Day



By Pat Kreitlow

July 21, 2020

State records its first +1,000 case day, 13 more deaths, 65 new hospitalizations from the coronavirus outbreak

Wisconsin has proven to be a bit of an overachiever when it comes to its first instance of recording more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day. The 1,117 reported on Tuesday by the state Department of Health Services shattered the old record of 978 set only three days ago.

Those new COVID-19 cases made up 7.7 percent of 14,488 total tests processed, and it pushes to 44,135 the state’s total number of confirmed infections. An additional 13 deaths bring the state’s toll to 859.

Daily New Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

There were 65 new instances of coronavirus patients requiring admission to a hospital, a number not seen since April 7 in the early weeks of the pandemic. (The current total number of COVID-19 hospital patients was lower, reflecting a large number of hospital discharges since Monday’s report.)

There are 354 current COVID-19 patients in the hospital (101 of them in intensive care) and another 190 hospital patients are awaiting their coronavirus test results.

Waukesha County saw a significant increase with 228 newly confirmed cases since Monday.

The ten highest number of daily new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, as reported by the state Dept. of Health Services.

  • 1,117 – July 21
  • 978 – July 18
  • 964 – July 14
  • 926 – July 4
  • 900 – July 16
  • 880 – July 17
  • 845 – July 10
  • 830 – July 19
  • 821 – July 15
  • 769 – July 12

For the UpNorthNews daily coronavirus dashboard, including county by county figures on cases and deaths, click HERE.


  • Pat Kreitlow

    The Founding Editor of UpNorthNews, Pat was a familiar presence on radio and TV stations in western Wisconsin before serving in the state Legislature. After a brief stint living in the Caribbean, Pat and wife returned to Chippewa Falls to be closer to their growing group of grandchildren. He now serves as UNN's chief political correspondent and host of UpNorthNews Radio, airing weekday mornings 6 a.m.-8 a.m on the Civic Media radio network and the UpNorthNews Facebook page.

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