DHS: 1,606 new positive cases of COVID-19 in WI; 1 new death

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 1,606 Sunday, Jan. 17, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported, for a total of 521,794. This, a day after DHS officials reported 128 new deaths  --  a single-day record. 

There have been 5,451 total deaths in the state, with one new death reported by DHS officials Sunday.

Of the positive cases, 23,076 have required hospitalization (4.4%), while 487,754 have recovered (93.8%), making for 26,139 active cases (5.2%).

More than 2.4 million have tested negative.

More than 2.9 million have been tested.

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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).