Wisconsin reports 18 more COVID-19 deaths as cases surge

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials reported another 18 COVID-19 deaths and 2,742 newly confirmed case on Saturday, as the state's surge in coronavirus cases continues.

The new deaths bring the statewide total to 1,458 — representing 1% of cases in the state.

The state has seen a total of 147,560 cases since the pandemic began.

The seven-day average percentage of positive cases is 17.6%, an increase from Friday's percentage of 17.4%.

Wisconsin also reported 120 new hospitalizations for COVID-19.

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