DHS: 2,446 new positive cases of COVID-19 in WI; 5 new deaths

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 2,446 Sunday, Jan. 3, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported, for a total of 486,531.

There have been 4,875 deaths in the state, with five new deaths reported Sunday by DHS officials.

Of the positive cases, 21,529 have required hospitalization (4.4%), while 454,850 have recovered (93.5%), making for 26,670 active cases (5.5%).

More than 2.3 million have tested negative.

More than 2.8 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).