Wisconsin up to 72 positive cases of COVID-19, health officials say

The Wisconsin Department of Health said Tuesday that 72 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state.

The majority of those cases involve patients in three counties, with Milwaukee (24), Dane (19) and Fond du Lac (11) counties accounting for 54 of the 72 cases. The other counties with confirmed cases include Kenosha, Outagamie, Pierce, Racine, Sheboygan, Waukesha, Winnebago and Wood.

DHS said 1,038 people have also tested negative for COVID-19 in the state.

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The latest numbers come as Wis. Gov. Tony Evers and state health officials signed a moratorium on mass gatherings of 10 or more people to help fight the spread of the virus.

The state is also prioritizing testing for COVID-19 due to a shortage of testing kits, as many other states are doing.