MADISON (WKOW) -- Fifty more people were added Wednesday to the total of those who have died in Wisconsin because of COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.
DHS also reported 119 people were newly-hospitalized.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 865 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 10 from the day prior.
Of those, 203 are in the ICU, down 6 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
There have been 1,522 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 5,123 negative results.
Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 496.297 or 94.4 percent, are considered recovered.
DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.
Deaths, hospitalizations due to COVID-19
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services updates the statistics each day on its website around 2 p.m.
The new strain of the coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. A full list of symptoms is available on the Centers for Disease Control website.
In severe cases, pneumonia can develop. Those most at risk include the elderly, people with heart or lung disease as well as anyone at greater risk of infection.
For most, the virus is mild, presenting similarly to a common cold or the flu.
Anyone who thinks they may have the disease should call ahead to a hospital or clinic before going in for a diagnosis. Doing so gives the staff time to take the proper precautions so the virus does not spread.
Those needing emergency medical services should continue to use 911.