MILWAUKEE - More than 1,000 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported by officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Saturday, Aug. 1, for a total of 54,002.
DHS officials reported 1,062 new cases. It is the fifth time that at least 1,000 new cases have been reported in a single day. It was the second time in the past week that 1,000 or more cases were reported in a single day. It is the second-highest daily case total reported, the most being 1,117 new cases on July 21.
13 additional deaths were reported on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 947.
Of those who have tested positive, 4,681 have required hospitalization (8.7%), while 43,284 (80.2%) have recovered.
More than 895,000 people have tested negative. More than 949,000 have been tested.
The Milwaukee County coronavirus dashboard showed 19,208 positive cases as of Saturday afternoon, and 384 deaths in the county. However, the DHS reported 19,519 cases and 446 deaths in the county.
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