The state Department of Health Services reported Tuesday that there are now 56,056 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 728 people since Monday. Those 728 cases out of more than 17,000 tests represent a positive test rate of 4 percent.
Today’s #COVID19_WI update includes another 12 deaths. Our sympathies go out to those families. You’ll also notice recoveries are now at 81%. See how #recovery is defined for the purpose of our #data: https://t.co/QmOMYM84WM pic.twitter.com/7mltYmfxDN
— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) August 4, 2020
DHS also reported 12 additional deaths, bringing the number of Wisconsin lives lost to COVID-19 to 961.
Also, the seven day average of 840 new cases per day is down from 863 a week ago. Fifty-one newly reported hospitalizations bring that current number to 294, 111 of whom are in intensive care.