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Wisconsin reports record high number of coronavirus tests

New York reports first coronavirus-related death in state
Posted at 1:31 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 15:13:38-04

Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin state and health officials provided another briefing on the state's response to coronavirus Thursday.

Wisconsin reported 9,410 coronavirus tests have been conducted as of Thursday afternoon. Secretary-designee Andrea Palm of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said during a news briefing that this is the highest number of tests conducted in the state. 5% of the tests came back positive.

Testing has increased in order to help better track and contain the virus. Also on Thursday, Prevea announced new testing sites in Northeast Wisconsin.

Below are the total numbers:

StatusNumber (%) of People as of 5/21/2020
Negative Test Results163,238
Positive Test Results13,885
Hospitalizations2,218 (16%)
Deaths487

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