Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin exceed 2,900; at least 117 dead


MADISON, Wis. — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin is now over 2,900, and at least 117 are dead as a result of the disease.

State and county health officials said there is a total of 2,976 confirmed cases as of Thursday.

Milwaukee County continues to lead the state in most confirmed cases with 1,560. 68 have died.

Dane County has the second largest amount of cases in Wisconsin, with 313 confirmed cases and 12 deaths.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said 31,424 results came back negative, while 843, or 29% of all confirmed cases, have been hospitalized.

DHS officials also updated the department’s COVID-19 website Wednesday to include information about patients’ race and ethnicity.

DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm said the state could extend the Safer at Home order if a rise in COVID-19 cases is seen, WTMJ-TV reported. Palm mentioned the possible extension on a conference call Wednesday.

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