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Wisconsin hits new daily records for virus cases, deaths

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 16:40:34-04

WISCONSIN — Wisconsin has hit a pair of grim coronavirus milestones, with record highs for positive cases and deaths reported on the eve of an overflow field hospital opening near Milwaukee.

The state Department of Health Services reported 3,279 new cases Tuesday, breaking a five-day-old record.

It reported 34 deaths, also a new high, bringing the state's death toll to 1,508.

DHS reported a record-breaking 30,731 active cases in the state, and 959 people in the hospital, up nine overnight Tuesday, also a record.

To date, more than 155,000 Wisconsinites have tested positive for the coronavirus.

At least 123,196 people have recovered from the virus.

Gov. Tony Evers urged people to stay home, wear masks when they go outside, limit exposure to others and maintain a social distance.

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