No new COVID-19 cases in Douglas, Bayfield counties on Wednesday
The counties have 19 and 3 cases, respectively, according to DHS.
A total of 19,400 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wisconsin as of Wednesday, June 3, according to the state Department of Health Services . That's an increase of 483 cases from the day before.
Nine more people have died from COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 616.
The number of negative tests in the state was 279,711, an increase of 15,968 from the day before.
Douglas and Bayfield counties did not see an increase in cases on Wednesday, according to DHS. Douglas County had 19 confirmed cases, with 1,425 people who tested negative for the illness. Bayfield County had three confirmed cases, with 403 people who tested negative. Bayfield County has reported one death from COVID-19.
Of the people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 14% — or 2,700 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Wednesday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 5,913 people, or 30%.
Tuesday's report also showed that 65% of those with confirmed cases have recovered from the illness.
Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 15,115 as of Wednesday . An increase in the number of tests being done is one reason for the increase in the number of positive cases. The percentage of positive tests over the last several days was:
- 5.4% on Friday, May 29
- 5.3% on Saturday, May 30
- 2.3% on Sunday, May 31
- 3.9% on Monday, June 1
- 3.6% on Tuesday, June 2
- 2.9% on Wednesday, June 3
All of Wisconsin's 72 counties have confirmed cases of the illness.
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