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DHS reports 64 dead, 5K new COVID-19 cases

CDC / Alissa Eckert, MS
CDC / Alissa Eckert, MS(KWQC)
Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 1:50 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. In a media call Tuesday afternoon, DHS also reported 64 new COVID-19 deaths. It’s the largest one-day death toll in Wisconsin to date.

In a call with media Tuesday, a frustrated sounding Gov. Tony Evers urged people to take COVID-19 seriously by limiting their inner circles and avoiding public gatherings. He said people need to stop with the mentality that it ‘won’t happen to them'.

He and DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm said Wisconsin is in a ‘crisis’ situation.

The percentage of active cases increased Tuesday to 20.9% after having dropped to 20.4% Monday. There are 43,163 people who are considered active cases, meaning they were diagnosed within the past 30 days and haven’t been medically cleared.

The state says 161,260 are considered recovered (78.2%).

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