Wisconsin DHS: COVID-19 cases up 1,046; deaths up 14

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 1,046 Thursday, April 8, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported, for a total of 582,843.

It is the first time new cases reported in a single day have surpassed 1,000 since Feb. 11.

There have been 6,667 deaths in the state, with 14 new deaths reported by state health officials Thursday.

Of the positive cases, 27,971 have required hospitalization (4.8%), while 567,745 have recovered (97.5%), making for 8,187 active cases (1,3%).

More than 2.7 million have tested negative. More than 3.3 million have been tested.

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