COVID-19 cases nears 2,500 in Wisconsin; deaths increase to 77

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin nears 2,500 as nine more deaths were reported, according to the latest figures from the state’s Department of Health Services.

According to its daily update, the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 2,440, an increase of 173 over Sunday’s report. Of the people who tested positive, 668 of them (27 percent) have been hospitalized.

DHS reports 77 total deaths in the state.

The number of test that have come back negative passed 26,574, and DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm says the state now has twelve labs able to perform more than 3,500 tests a day.

Dane Co.

An update on Dane County's COVID-19 dashboard shows more than 5,000 people in the county have been tested.

Of those, 287 have reportedly come back positive, which is nine more than reported in the latest DHS update. With those included, that would push the total number of reported cases in the state to 2,449.

Nine people in the county have died from complications related to COVID-19, it shows.

County Breakdown

The agency’s official tally by county is listed below: (confirmed cases/deaths)

Adams : 2 / 0
Columbia: 21 / 0
Dane: 278 / 9
Dodge: 15 / 0
Grant: 3 / 0
Green: 9 / 0
Iowa: 3 / 0
Jefferson: 14 / 0
Juneau: 5 / 0
Monroe: 7 / 0
Portage: 3 / 0
Richland: 3 / 0
Rock: 34 / 2
Sauk: 18 / 2
Waushara: 1 / 0