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Wisconsin breaks COVID-19 case record for 3rd straight day; Minnesota tallies highest COVID-19 case count since May

Associated Press



MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin hit another high Saturday in newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, breaking the record for the third day in a row.

La Crosse County did not report stats over the weekend

The state Department of Health Services reported 926 new confirmed cases, a day after there were 845 new positives. Cases in Wisconsin, as well as the percentage positive of all those tested, have been increasing since mid-June, mirroring spikes seen in most states.

Health officials confirmed that six more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the state’s tally to 821.

Of the 12,19 test results in Wisconsin reported Saturday, 7.7% were positive. That was up from 6.6% on Thursday. Of the roughly 35,700 people who have tested positive, 78% have recovered and 2% have died.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reported the highest daily COVID-19 case count since May on Saturday as 806 people were confirmed to have the virus.

The state has been conducting many more daily tests since May. About 5% of the 16,087 tests reported Saturday were positive.

Health officials also reported four more deaths of residents in long-term care and assisted living facilities. Three were in their 90s, while the other person was in the 80s age range.

The state has recorded 41,571 cases of COVID-19. Nearly 86% of those have recovered, but 1,499 people have died. Most of the deaths have been among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

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