Wisconsin reports 4,062 new COVID-19 cases, 25 more 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. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK'd the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. 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. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK'd the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S.

Kyle Brown
Created: October 24, 2020 04:27 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported more than 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the fourth time in five days on Saturday, along with 25 new deaths from the virus. So far 1,770 people have died.

The 4,062 cases reported on Saturday brings the state's total to 194,540 since the start of the pandemic. The DHS also reported 13,558 people tested negative for the coronavirus. Over the past seven days, an average of 12.8% of all tests have come back positive, and 24.6% of all people tested have been found to have the virus.

The DHS also reported 199 new hospitalizations from COVID-19. Right now there are 1,237 coronavirus patients in the hospital, with 276 in intensive care. To date, 5.3% of all people who have tested positive for the virus in Wisconsin have required hospitalization.

As of Saturday there were just shy of 40,000 active cases in Wisconsin, and 152,928 people who had contracted the virus were recovering and no longer needed to be isolated.


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