A COVID-19 patient is moved from an intensive care unit Nov. 5 at UW Hospital in Madison. The U.S. is contending with its third, and worst, wave of the virus yet.

It took more than seven months for Wisconsin to record its first 100,000 coronavirus cases, then only 36 days to notch the second 100,000.

On Friday, just 18 days later, the state hit its third 100,000.

The milestone came as Wisconsin reported yet another daily case record, its coronavirus crisis continuing to spiral out of control.

The state Department of Health Services on Friday reported 7,777 new cases as well as 58 deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,573.

The average number of new daily cases over the last seven days reached a new high of 6,442.

Case counts have grown at breakneck speed in recent days. The seven-day average has jumped more than 1,300 in the last week and increased 460% over the last two months.

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