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Wis. DHS said over 3,000 people have died in relation to COVID-19

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 15:03:51-05

Health officials reported 3,005 people in Wisconsin have died in relation to COVID-19 as of Saturday afternoon. This is an increase of 51 people since Friday.

The state Department of Health Services (DHS) said a total of 6,224 out of 17,893 COVID-19 tests returned positive. This brings the total number of people in the state to have ever tested positive for the virus to 351,169 with just over 272,000 people being marked as recovered.

The DHS said almost 76,000 cases are still considered active in Wisconsin.

The 7-day average percent of tests positive per person sits at 30.6% as of Friday's numbers, which continues a downward trend that started last week on the 13th. This percentage only includes each person once across the duration of the pandemic no matter how many times they are tested for the virus.

Hospitalizations increased by 208 for a total of 15,734 people in Wisconsin to ever be hospitalized with coronavirus.

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