COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 42 new deaths, 1,525 new cases

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.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: January 19, 2021 02:02 PM
Created: January 19, 2021 02:01 PM

Tuesday, Wisconsin health officials announced 42 new deaths related to COVID-19, moving the state's total to 5,512 deaths since the pandemic began.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported 114 new hospitalizations, moving the total number of hospitalizations during the pandemic to 23,244.

A total of 524,402 positive cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Wisconsin, with 1,525 new cases reported Tuesday.

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