MILWAUKEE - The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 494 Saturday, April 24, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported, for a total of 594,283.
Officials with the DHS reported 19 new deaths Saturday, with a total of 6,757 deaths in the state.
Of the positive cases, 28,927 have required hospitalization (4.9%), while 578,312 have recovered (97.4%), making for 8,947 active cases (1.5%).
More than 2.8 million have tested negative.
More than 3.4 million have been tested.
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St. Paul Lutheran School in Franklin has 116 students. To date, there has only been one COVID-19 case, which affected just one classroom.
Over the past week, the Milwaukee Health Department reported worsening trends in both the seven-day rate and the percentage of positive tests.