DHS: 4,199 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin

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

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There are 4,199 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, the state Department of Health Services announced Saturday, a jump of 154 cases from the day before.

According to figures from DHS, 211 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19 as of Saturday afternoon.

DHS reports 1,176 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.

Douglas County had eight confirmed cases as of Saturday's DHS report, with 372 people who tested negative for the illness. The Saturday report marked the first time the county had an increase in confirmed cases in two weeks Bayfield County had three confirmed cases, with 103 people who tested negative. Bayfield County reported its first death related to COVID-19 on Friday afternoon .

Across the state, 43,962 people have tested negative for the virus so far. From Friday to Saturday, the number of negative test results increased by 1,597.


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

Brown County officials say federal investigators plan to be in the Green Bay area this weekend to look into a recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases.

County officials requested help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after the number of cases increased more than fourfold in just 10 days.

There are now confirmed cases in 65 of Wisconsin's 72 counties.

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

The Telegram staff contributed to this report.

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