DHS: 4,205 new COVID-19 cases; deaths up record 48 in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Wednesday, Oct. 21 reported 4,205 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative number of cases to 182,687.

It was the second time since the pandemic began (and in as many days) that the DHS reported more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day.

The DHS on Tuesday also reported that 1,681 people have now died due to COVID-19 complications -- an increase of 48 from the previous day. The rise in deaths associated with the virus is a single-day record. Previously, the most deaths reported in a single day was 34 on Oct. 13.

Of the positive cases, 9,704 have required hospitalization (5.3%), while 142,485 have recovered (78%), making for 38,485 active cases (21.1%).

More than 1.7 million have tested negative. More than 1.9 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).