DHS: 1,525 new positive cases of COVID-19 in WI; 42 new deaths

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 1,525 Tuesday, Jan. 19, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported, for a total of 524,402.

There have been 5,512 total deaths in the state, with 42 new deaths reported by DHS officials Tuesday.

Of the positive cases, 23,244 have required hospitalization (4.4%), while 494,029 have recovered (94.2%), making for 24,700 active cases (4.7%).

More than 2.4 million have tested negative.

More than 2.9 million have been tested.

As for the coronavirus vaccine, state health officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 19, that 248,185 doses have been administered.

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About COVID-19 (from the CDC)

Symptoms: Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

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