Wisconsin records 2,579 more COVID-19 cases, 69 more deaths
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials have confirmed hundreds of new COVID-19 cases across the state. The Department of Health Services reported 2,579 confirmed cases on Wednesday.
The state has now seen 463,594 cases since the pandemic began in March. The DHS reported the disease was a factor in 69 more deaths, bringing the overall death toll to 4,614.
Nearly 34,000 cases were active in the state.
Your #COVID19_WI update, and a reminder to take a look at our activity level webpages. They help you better understand #COVID19 disease and hospital activity in your region, giving you information you need to make healthy choices and #StopTheSpread: https://t.co/qZw0nSnWe6pic.twitter.com/gA9BNRePU8— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) December 23, 2020
The seven-day average of positive tests continues to drop since since mid-November, however; it stood at 2,685 tests as of Wednesday afternoon, down from a record high of 6,563 on Nov. 18.