DHS: Record 120 new COVID-19 deaths in WI; 2,403 new positive cases

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 2,403 on Tuesday, Dec. 22, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported, for a total of 461,015.

There have been 4,545 deaths in the state, with 120 new deaths reported Tuesday by DHS officials.

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

Of the positive cases, 20,355 have required hospitalization (4.4%), while 421,506 have recovered (91.5%), making for 34,862 active cases (7.6%). 

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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