DHS: 3,555 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin

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

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There are 3,555 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, the state Department of Health Services announced Tuesday.

According to figures from DHS, 170 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon.

DHS reports 1,049 people have been hospitalized because of the virus. That means at least 30% 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 19% of cases.

The number of positive test results increased by 127 people from Monday to Tuesday.

Douglas County had seven confirmed cases as of Tuesday's DHS report, with 332 people who tested negative for the illness. The county's last confirmed case was reported on Saturday, April 4. Bayfield County had three confirmed cases, with 94 people who tested negative. Neither county has reported any deaths from COVID-19.


Across the state, 37,997 people have tested negative for the virus so far. From Monday to Tuesday, the number of negative test results increased by 1,228.

With recent increases in testing capacity, health officials are loosening restrictions on who can get tested, subject to the availability of testing supplies.

Wisconsin's cities are seeing the highest number of positive cases of COVID-19. There are now confirmed cases in 65 of Wisconsin's 72 counties.

The following counties have no confirmed cases as of Tuesday afternoon: Burnett, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Pepin, Taylor and Vernon.

The Telegram staff contributed to this report.

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