DHS: 3,555 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin

170 People Have Died From New Coronavirus In Wisconsin So Far

A woman and young girl wear face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus
A woman and young girl wear face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as they walk past a boarded-up store, Monday, April 13, 2020, in Washington. The District of Columbia is under a stay-home order for all residents in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

There are 3,555 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, the state Department of Health Services announced Tuesday.

According to figures from DHS, 170 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon.

DHS reports 1,049 people have been hospitalized because of the virus. That means at least 30 percent of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in the state have been hospitalized. DHS officials have said they don’t know the hospitalization history of 19 percent of cases.

Stay informed on the latest news

Sign up for WPR’s email newsletter.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

The number of positive test results increased by 127 people from Monday to Tuesday.

Across the state, 37,997 people have tested negative for the virus so far. From Monday to Tuesday, the number of negative test results increased by 1,228.

With recent increases in testing capacity, health officials are loosening restrictions on who can get tested, subject to the availability of testing supplies.

Wisconsin’s cities are seeing the highest number of positive cases of COVID-19. There are now confirmed cases in 65 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

The following counties have no confirmed cases as of Tuesday afternoon: Burnett, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Pepin, Taylor and Vernon.