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DHS: 4,045 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin

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Vials containing nasal swabs collected at a COVID-19 drive-through testing site are dropped into a plastic bag to be sent off for processing after being collected Thursday, April 16, in St. Louis. - Jeff Roberson/AP Photo
205 People Have Died From New Coronavirus In Wisconsin So Far
 
There are 4,045 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, the state Department of Health Services announced Friday.
 
According to figures from DHS, 205 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon.
 
DHS reports 1,153 people have been hospitalized because of the virus. That means at least 29 percent of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in the state have been hospitalized. DHS officials have said they don't know the hospitalization history of 19 percent of cases.
 
The number of positive test results increased by 170 people from Thursday to Friday.
 
Across the state, 42,365 people have tested negative for the virus so far. From Thursday to Friday, the number of negative test results increased by 1,391.
 
With recent increases in testing capacity, health officials are loosening restrictions on who can get tested, subject to the availability of testing supplies.
 
Wisconsin's cities are seeing the highest number of positive cases of COVID-19. There are now confirmed cases in 65 of Wisconsin's 72 counties.
 
The following counties have no confirmed cases as of Friday afternoon: Burnett, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Pepin, Taylor and Vernon.


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