Wisconsin DHS: COVID-19 cases up 2,402, deaths up 74

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Wednesday, Dec. 16 reported 2,402 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state bringing the total number of cases to date to 444,798.

The DHS also reported 4,196 deaths related to COVID-19 in Wisconsin -- an increase of 74 from Tuesday.

Among those who have tested positive for COVID-19, 19,656 have required hospitalization (4.4%) and 399,073 have recovered (89.7%). There are 41,426 active cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin (9.3%), according to the DHS.

There are four COVID-19 patients at the alternate care facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park as of Wednesday.

More than 2.7 million people have now been tested for COVID-19 in Wisconsin, of which more than 2.2 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).


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