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Wisconsin passes 700 COVID-19 deaths, ranks 26th overall

(NBC15)
Published: Jun. 16, 2020 at 2:29 PM CDT
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With nine

reported in Wisconsin over the past day, the overall number of people who have died from complications related to coronavirus has passed the seven-hundred mark. At 703 deaths so far, Wisconsin ranks 26th nationwide.

Despite an expected rise in new, confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past day, the total number of positive tests reported still remained lower than the seven-day rolling average, which itself has decreased on all but two days over the past two weeks.

According to the Department of Health Services

, the number of positive tests Tuesday rose to 266 from 174 the previous day, while overall tests increased to 11,149 from a two-week low of 6,255 on Monday. For several weeks, Monday’s regularly reported both the fewest new cases and overall tests in a given week.

The percentage of Tuesday’s tests that came back positive dipped from Monday to 2.4 percent.

Overall, 23,198 people have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 3,096 have had to be hospitalized.

Over 400,000 tests have come back negative, so far.

County Breakdown

Number of

:

Adams: 8 / 2

Brown: 2,492/ 39

Columbia: 58 / 1

Crawford: 27 / 0

Dane: 980 / 30

Dodge: 424 / 4

Grant: 107 / 12

Green: 77 / 1

Green Lake: 24 / 0

Iowa: 17 / 0

Jefferson: 161 / 4

Juneau: 25 / 1

Lafayette: 43 / 0

Marquette: 9 / 1

Milwaukee: 9,658 / 352

Richland: 14 / 4

Rock: 761 / 22

Sauk: 87 / 3

Waukesha: 928 / 35

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