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Wisconsin goes over 100,000 in positive COVID-19 tests

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Sunday that more than 100,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

Officials confirmed 1,665 positive tests in the last day, for a total of 101,227 cases. One new death was reported, for a total of 1,242 fatalities due to complications from COVID-19.

Of the 8,320 test results processed in the last day, 20% were positive. The positivity rate on Saturday was more than 18%.

The revision showed there are 362 patients currently hospitalized, including 105 in intensive care units.

Wisconsin ranks seventh in the country for new cases per capita in the last two weeks, according to The COVID Tracking Project.

For most people, the new 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 and death.

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