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Wisconsin reports 304 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials on Sunday confirmed another jump in new COVID-19 cases.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 304 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, raising the state’s total to 7,964 cases. Wisconsin recorded five new deaths from the disease, bringing the state’s total to 339.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Milwaukee County’s coronavirus death toll rose to 187 by Sunday morning after four new deaths were reported. Milwaukee County reports 3,249 cases, an increase of more than 100 since Saturday.

Gov. Tony Evers on Sunday announced additional drive-through coronavirus test sites in northwestern Wisconsin. The testing sites are in areas with a lack of access to testing or where additional testing is needed because of high rates of COVID-19.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

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