MADISON -- The number of positive cases of COVID-19 rose by more than 1,000 Tuesday, July 21, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported -- a single-day record.
The total number of positive cases stands at 44,214. There have been 861 deaths in the state; that total includes 13 new deaths reported Tuesday by DHS officials and two additional deaths reported by county health departments.
Of the positive cases, 4,194 have been hospitalized, with 65 new hospitalizations reported Tuesday.
DHS officials said 33,902 have recovered, or 76.8% of cases, making for 9,369 active cases in the state.
More than 750,000 have tested negative. More than 794,000 have been tested.
Milwaukee County's COVID-19 dashboard showed 16,555 positive cases and 367 deaths in the county as of Tuesday 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).