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Wisconsin reports 49 deaths, 2,790 new COVID-19 cases

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(WAOW) — On Tuesday, Wisconsin's Department of Health Services reports 6,636 COVID-19 test results on Tuesday.

Of those, 2,790 return positive and 3,846 return negative, which is a 42% positivity rate.

The additional cases now brings the total of confirmed cases in the state to 511,136. Of those, 474,830, or 93.4% are considered recovered.

As of Tuesday, the seven-day average for new cases is 2,827. The average has been mostly declining since January 9, after it rose for almost two weeks.

The state also reports 49 additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total of those who have died from the virus in the state to 5,211.

The COVID-19 data continues to follow a pattern as it has for nearly two months of minimal death reports over the weekend and a "spike" on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, seven-day average for reported deaths is 33.

DHS also reported 149 people were newly-hospitalized.

As of Sunday afternoon, 1,017 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, up 18 from the day prior.

Of those, 221 are in the ICU, up 2 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.

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