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Wisconsin breaks another record in confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 15:57:32-04

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

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services tallied a record of 3,861 confirmed cases Friday, slightly over 100 more cases than the previous record tallied Thursday, at 3,747.

That jump raises the percent positive over the last seven days to another record, 20.7 percent.

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The DHS recorded 135 new hospitalizations due to the virus Friday, and 21 new deaths, raising the death toll since the pandemic began to 1,574 in Wisconsin.

Just over 34,000 Wisconsin residents currently have the coronavirus. Over 130,000 people have recovered from the virus since the pandemic began, according to DHS numbers.

Earlier this week, a Sawyer County judge blocked the 25 percent capacity limit in public spaces, ordered in the Evers' administration's latest COVID-19 order.

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