MADISON -- The number of positive cases of COVID-19 rose by more than 1,000 again on Thursday, July 23, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported, for a total of 45,899 positive cases of the coronavirus in the state.
There have been 878 deaths statewide, an increase of 13 Thursday, DHS officials reported.
Of the positive cases, 4,273 have required hospitalization (9.3%).
More than 35,500 have recovered (77.4%), making for 9,504 active cases.
More than 778,000 have tested negative. More than 824,000 have been tested.
On Tuesday, July 21, DHS officials reported 1,117 new positive cases -- a single-day record.
The Milwaukee County coronavirus dashboard showed 17,162 positive cases and 374 deaths in the county as of Thursday afternoon.
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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).