Wisconsin’s coronavirus death toll reached 1,600 people Monday as the state’s escalating health crisis continued to rank among the country’s worst.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus hit a new high Monday, with 1,172 active patients across the state, including 302 in intensive care units. Coronavirus hospitalizations have more than tripled in the last month.

The state Department of Health Services on Monday reported 3,777 new cases and 12 deaths.

Monday’s report shows weeks of rapidly rising case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths. Nearly 100,000 of the 173,000 coronavirus cases reported in Wisconsin over the course of the pandemic have come in the seven weeks since Sept. 1, according to a Journal Sentinel analysis.

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