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Coronavirus (WI): Wisconsin Officials Report Downward Trend Of Positive COVID-19 Tests In State

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials on Saturday reported 322 new cases of the coronavirus, a number that continued a downward trend of positive tests by percentage of total tests within a 14-day period.

The update included 12 new deaths, increasing the total number to 645. The cumulative number of positive cases stands at nearly 20,600.

The number of recovered cases has increased from 66% to 67%. Health officials said they have met four of six established criteria meant to help determine when they can "safely open Wisconsin."

Nearly 300 people in Milwaukee County have died after contracting the coronavirus, according to data from that county.

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, and death.

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