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DHS reports 2,134 new COVID-19 cases

(WAOW) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports another 2,134 new COVID-19 cases and 5,293 negative test results (28.7% positivity rate).

The new report brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 513,270. Of those, 480,112, or 93.6% are considered recovered.

Wednesday's increase is slightly under the seven-day average for new cases, which is 2,646.

The state also reports 37 additional deaths, bringing the total of those who have died from the virus in the state to 5,248.

The seven-day average for newly reported deaths is 30.

DHS also reported 122 people were newly-hospitalized.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 988 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 29 from the day prior.

Of those, 225 are in the ICU, up 4 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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