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Wisconsin breaks another record in confirmed COVID-19 cases

Posted at 2:52 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 15:12:51-05

WISCONSIN — Wisconsin has yet again broken its daily record of COVID-19 cases.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services tallieda record of 5,771 confirmed cases Friday, a jump of about 500 from the previous record tallied on Halloween, at 5,278.

That brings the average number of new confirmed cases over the last seven days to 4,536, another record so far for Wisconsin.

Also on Tuesday, DHS said Menominee County had reported its first COVID-19 death, meaning 71 of 72 Wisconsin counties have now reported deaths.

247 new hospitalizations were reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 11,844 across the state. 52 new deaths were reported.

More than 185,000 people have recovered from their coronavirus cases, DHS says.

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