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COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 511 new cases, 9 new deaths

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Photo: NIAID-RML via AP. FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: May 22, 2020 03:09 PM
Created: May 22, 2020 02:29 PM

Wisconsin health officials reported 511 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the state's total to 14,396  cases.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) also reported nine new COVID-19 deaths, increasing the state's total to 496.

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The DHS said, as of Friday, 172,703 people have tested negative.

Of all cases in Wisconsin, 16%, or 2,259 people, have required hospitalization.

Meanwhile, 8,362 people are recovering and are no longer in isolation, which accounts for 58% of all cases.

Milwaukee County continues to be hit hardest by COVID-19 in Wisconsin, accounting for 5,735 cases and 270 deaths, as of Friday.


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