DHS: 44K+ positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, 865 deaths, 34K+ recovered, 764K+ negative

MADISON -- The number of positive cases of COVID-19 rose by more than 700 Wednesday, July 22, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported, for a total of 44,847 positive cases.

There have been 865 deaths, an increase of six from Tuesday, according to the DHS.

Of the positive cases, 4,225 have required hospitalization (9.4%), and 34,682 (77.4%) have recovered, making for 9,285 active cases (20.7%).

More than 764,000 have tested negative, and more than 800,000 have been tested.

DHS officials reported more than 1,100 new cases Tuesday -- a single-day record. There were 13 new deaths reported Tuesday by DHS officials.

The Milwaukee County coronavirus dashboard showed 16,911 positive cases and 370 deaths in the county as of Wednesday afternoon.

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