COVID-19 death toll nears 1,000 in Wisconsin; new high in positive cases reported

Posted at 5:27 PM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 18:27:57-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin confirmed six new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 996.

The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services show there were 1,165 newly reported cases on Saturday.

That's a single-day high that brings the state’s total to nearly 60,000. About 16% of the cases are active.

A total of 1.04 million people have been tested for the coronavirus, including 13,162 reported Saturday.

The number of people who have ever been hospitalized in the state was 4,980 on Saturday, up 50 from Friday.

There were 311 people hospitalized on Saturday, including 96 in intensive care.

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