1,000 new cases, no new COVID deaths in Wisconsin

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Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (pink) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (green), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin is reporting just over 1,000 new cases of coronavirus Saturday afternoon.

Combined data from state and county health dashboards showed an additional 1,042* cases of COVID-19 in the state, which makes Wisconsin’s total count of cases since the start of the pandemic 484,270*. Many counties did not update their dashboards on Saturday, according to DHS, which was expected with many testing sites closed during the New Year’s holiday.

No* more people died, leaving the total at 4,947 in the state.

Forty-nine more people were hospitalized between Friday and Saturday, the Department of Health Services said. A total of 4.4% of people in the state with COVID-19 have required hospitalizations. 

DHS said 452,502 people, or 93.5%, in Wisconsin have recovered from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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*News 3 Now uses data from DHS and county dashboards to calculate daily cases and deaths. DHS posts new numbers daily at 2 p.m., and our newsroom continues to update our totals throughout the day with additional cases that individual counties report. By using a combination of state and county data, News 3 Now is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date COVID-19 coverage.