COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 137 deaths, 3,213 total cases

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Saturday reported 145 more positive cases of COVID-19 as the state’s total number of confirmed cases rose to 3,213.

Wisconsin health officials also reported nine new deaths from the virus, bringing the state’s death toll to 137. Coronavirus deaths have accelerated in the past week, and the total has doubled since Sunday, when the state had reported 68 deaths.

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Of all patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 38% are age 60 and older. However, that age group makes up 84% of all deaths from the virus, according to Wisconsin Department of Health Services statistics.

So far 30% of all patients have required hospitalization and 257 patients have required intensive care; 34,680 tests have come back negative.

Wisconsin does not report the number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19.