DHS: Wisconsin has crossed the 3,000 COVID-19 death milestone
MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin has surpassed another milestone during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday, the Department of Health Services (DHS) reported another 51 deaths, causing the state to cross the 3,000 cumulative death mark.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 17,893 new coronavirus test results in the past 24-hour period, with 6,224 tests positive — a positivity rate of 34.78%. This marks a third day of decline for both new cases, however Saturday marked a rise in the positivity rate after a two day decline. The 7-day average for new cases increased to 6,408 following a two day decline. There were 11,669 negative tests in the latest batch of results.
Wisconsin’s newly reported 51 deaths bring the cumulative death toll to 3,005. COVID-19 is currently the…