DHS again reports more than 7K COVID-19 cases
MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services released its data Tuesday showing another one-day total count of positive COVID-19 cases surpassing 7,000. It’s the second time cases exceeded 7,000 -- Saturday, 7,065 new cases were confirmed.
The 7,073 positive cases were out of nearly 20,000 tests processed. The state also recorded another 66 deaths, bringing the total deaths from COVID-19 to 2,395. The news comes the same day Gov. Tony Evers said he’d address the state in regard to the pandemic. Specific details were not released. The address is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.
Since Oct. 10, 937 people have died from the virus. Gov. Evers issued a news release Tuesday stating if the virus does not get under control, 5,000 Wisconsinites are projected to die by Jan. 1 of COVID-19. The 80-89 age group is most affected by COVID-19. Thirty-percent or 728 people in that age group have died due to COVID-19. To date, no one under the age of 20 has died from COVID in Wisconsin.
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