Wisconsin DHS: COVID-19 cases up 3,235; deaths up 60

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Friday, Dec. 18 reported 3,235 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state bringing the total number of cases to date to 451,676.

The DHS also reported 4,315 deaths related to COVID-19 in Wisconsin -- an increase of 60 from Thursday.

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

Among those who have tested positive for COVID-19, 19,930 have required hospitalization (4.4%) and 408,367 have recovered (90.4%). There are 38,892 active cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin (8.6%), according to the DHS.

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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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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