167 new hospitalizations, 4,700+ new COVID cases throughout Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin is reporting a spike in new coronavirus cases compared to Friday. That day only had 1,245 new cases throughout the state, due to a significant drop in testing on Thanksgiving Day.

Combined data from state and county health dashboards showed an additional 4,735* cases of COVID-19 in the state, which makes Wisconsin’s total count of cases since the start of the pandemic 380,981*.

Twenty-eight* more people died, which is a total of 3,341 in the state.

167more 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 306,770 people, or 80.6%, 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.