DHS: 2,579 new positive cases of COVID-19 in WI; 69 new deaths

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 2,579 on Wednesday, Dec. 23, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported, for a total of 463,954.

There have been 4,614 deaths in the state, with 69 new deaths reported Wednesday by DHS officials.

There are currently two patients being cared for at the Alternate Care Facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Of the positive cases, 20,519 have required hospitalization (4.4%), while 424,946 have recovered (91.7%), making for 33,932 active cases (7.3%). 

More than 2.3 million have tested negative. More than 2.7 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).


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