COVID-19 in Wisconsin: Deaths and confirmed cases slightly down after mid-week spike

Wisconsin health officials on Friday announced five new deaths related to COVID-19, moving the state’s total to 1,353 deaths since the pandemic began.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services also reported 97 new hospitalizations, creating a total of 7,506 hospitalizations during the pandemic.

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A total of 127,906 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Wisconsin, with 2,745 new cases reported Friday.

As of Friday, DHS reports that 1,573,477 people have been tested in the state.

Wisconsin’s seven-day average testing positivity rate is at 9.3%.

You can see the state’s complete COVID-19 report here.