MADISON (WKOW) – There have been 78 deaths due to COVID-19 in the past day and 190 people have been newly hospitalized, according to the latest figures from the Wisconsin Department of Health.
As of yesterday, there are 6,473 positive tests for COVID-19 and 12,665 negative cases in Wisconsin.
As of Thursday afternoon, 2,104 patients with COVID-19 were being treated in hospitals in Wisconsin, which is 113 less than the day before.
Of those, 427 are in the intensive care unit, which is 1 less than the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
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The board of the Ministry of Health shows the seven-day average of both positive tests during the day and the human test. (GRAPHICS)
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The 78 deaths increased the total number of deaths from the disease in Wisconsin to 2,954 people (0.9% of positive cases).
Of all the positive cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic, 266,280 or 77.2 percent are considered recovered.
DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the level of COVID-1
Deaths, hospitalizations due to COVID-19
Wisconsin Department of Health updates statistics daily on its website around 2 p.m.
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The new strain of coronavirus causes COVID-19 disease. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. A complete list of symptoms is available on the Centers for Disease Control’s website.
In severe cases, pneumonia may develop. The most at risk are the elderly, people with heart or lung disease, and anyone with a higher risk of infection.
For most, the virus is mild and manifests itself like a common cold or flu.
Anyone who thinks they may have the disease should call a hospital or clinic before going for a diagnosis. This gives staff time to take the necessary precautions so that the virus does not spread.
Those in need of emergency medical services should continue to use 911.
(County-by-county results are available here).