DHS: 3,875 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin
197 people have died from the new coronavirus in Wisconsin so far
There are 3,875 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, the state Department of Health Services announced Thursday.
According to figures from DHS, 197 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19 as of Thursday afternoon.
DHS reports 1,121 people have been hospitalized because of the virus. That means at least 28$ 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 154 people from Wednesday to Thursday.
Douglas County had seven confirmed cases as of Thursday's DHS report, with 349 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 95 people who tested negative. Neither county has reported any deaths from COVID-19.
Across the state, 40,974 people have tested negative for the virus so far. From Wednesday to Thursday, the number of negative test results increased by 1,648.
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 Thursday afternoon: Burnett, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Pepin, Taylor and Vernon.
The Telegram staff contributed to this report.
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