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Deaths from coronavirus top 1,000 in Wisconsin

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 17:39:29-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than 1,000 people have died of the coronavirus in Wisconsin since the pandemic began six months ago.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Tuesday reported 61,785 confirmed cases and 1,006 deaths statewide.

That death count is the 28th highest in the country overall and the 37th highest per capita at just over 17 deaths per 100,000 people.

Milwaukee County had nearly half of all the state’s deaths with 459, based on state Department of Health data.

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