COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 42 more deaths, 1,681 cases reported Saturday

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
Updated: January 24, 2021 02:15 PM
Created: January 23, 2021 06:57 PM

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 42 more deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the state's total to 5,685 since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials also reported 1,681 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases. So far 531,852 people have tested positive for the illness.

As of the most recent DHS data, Wisconsin has administered 310,256 vaccines and 56,680 have completed the two-part vaccination series. So far 779,800 doses have been allocated to Wisconsin, while 473,300 vaccines have been ordered and 100,100 are in transit.

Another 89 patients were admitted to the hospital to be treated for COVID-19. Currently, 785 coronavirus patients are hospitalized in Wisconsin, with 178 in intensive care. A total of 23,625 people have needed hospitalization statewide.

So far 502,593 people have recovered or are recovering from COVID-19 and no longer need to be isolated. Meanwhile, 23,414 cases remain active, according to DHS data.

To date, just over 3 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in Wisconsin.


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