DHS: 3,068 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin

128 people have died from the new coronavirus in Wisconsin so far

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The state Department of Health Services announced Friday there are 3,068 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

According to figures from DHS, 128 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon.

"COVID-19 is changing where and how we do things, almost everything, and we have all had to adapt quickly. I want to say thank you so much again to all of our critical workers who are on the front lines," Gov. Tony Evers said in a DHS teleconference Friday. "In this time of safer at home it is extremely important that we continue to respect all of our residents and workers of this state ... kindness and understanding is how we will get through this."

According to DHS, 904 people have been hospitalized. That means at least 29% of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in the state have been hospitalized. DHS officials have said they don't know the hospitalization history of 20% of cases.

Douglas County had seven confirmed cases as of Friday's DHS report, with 256 people who tested negative for the illness. Bayfield County had three confirmed cases, with 80 people who tested negative. Neither county has reported any deaths from COVID-19.


The number of positive test results increased by 183 from Thursday to Friday.

Across the state, 33,225 people have tested negative for the virus so far. From Thursday to Friday, the number of negative test results increased by 1,801.

Wisconsin's cities are seeing the highest number of positive cases related to COVID-19. There are confirmed cases in 62 of Wisconsin's 72 counties.

The following counties have no confirmed cases as of Friday afternoon: Burnett, Forest, Green Lake, Langlade, Lincoln, Pepin, Price, Taylor, Vernon and Washburn.

The Telegram staff contributed to this report.

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