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COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 8 new deaths, 839 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. 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.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: August 06, 2020 03:37 PM
Created: August 06, 2020 03:20 PM

Wisconsin health officials reported 839 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the total number of positive tests in the state to 57,779 since the pandemic started.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) also reported eight additional deaths, which brings the state total to 978.

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The state also reported 4,881 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began.

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As of Thursday, DHS says 961,851 people have tested negative for COVID-19.

More than 81% of COVID-19 cases in the state of Wisconsin have recovered thus far.


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