Wisconsin DHS: 2,988 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths confirmed

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Friday, Oct. 9 reported 2,988 new COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the cumulative total to 144,818.

The DHS also reported 16 additional deaths on Friday, raising the total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 1,440.

Among those who have tested positive, 8,199 have required hospitalization (5.7%) and 115,826 have recovered (80%). There are 27,516 active cases (19%).

More than 1.6 million people have now been tested for COVID-19 in Wisconsin, of which more than 1.5 million have tested negative.

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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).