Over 1.5K more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Wisconsin as 11.5% of new tests come back positive
MADISON, Wis. — An influx of new COVID-19 cases were confirmed throughout Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to the latest numbers from state and county health officials.
There were 1,542 new cases of the virus, which is an increase from Tuesday’s case count. That puts the state’s lifetime total at 93,000* confirmed cases, with roughly 11.7% still active.
The state Department of Health Services said testing has remained roughly the same, with 12,196 tested in the past day. Out of those results, the positive percentage of new tests went up slightly to 11.5%. That’s below the seven-day average of 14.1%.
Health officials said 48 more have been hospitalized, which is slightly less than Tuesday. Eight more have died, bringing the state’s death toll to 1,231.
The Big Ten Conference officially announced the return of the fall football season after plans were previously halted due to the pandemic. As for University of Wisconsin-Madison students, the tuition refund has been extended for those affected by COVID-19.
A popular Wisconsin Dells attraction also announced it will permanently close after being in business for nearly seven decades.
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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.
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