Wisconsin tops 20K confirmed cases of COVID-19 as positive percentage of new tests grows to 4.1%

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin has reached a lifetime total of 20,010 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to combined data from state and county health officials.

Thursday has seen reports of 492 new cases, down from the 570 confirmed Wednesday. Eleven more people have died due to complications from the virus, with the state’s death toll now at 627.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said 12,624 people have recovered, which is about 65% of all positive cases.

In terms of the positive percentage of new COVID-19 tests, that number has grown to 4.1% after dropping for three consecutive days.

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More than 12,000 people have been tested since Wednesday afternoon. Wisconsin now has 60 active labs, meaning up to 15,115 tests can be conducted daily.

In an effort to increase COVID-19 testing for Wisconsin prisons, the state Department of Corrections has announced plans to tests all prisoners and staff in the state’s 36 adult prisons.

Concerns over the coronavirus have also led to more cancellations, with the most recent events being Summerfest in Milwaukee and the remainder of the year’s Badger Honor Flights.

For more information on COVID-19 in Wisconsin, click here.

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