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Wisconsin confirms more than 800 new cases of virus

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin health officials have confirmed more than 800 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Data from state and county health officials brings the statewide total to 54,094 confirmed cases. 898 of those cases were reported Saturday.

Out of the 14,858 tests in the past 24 hours, 7.1% have come back positive.

Health workers throughout the state are still working to increase Wisconsin’s testing capability. Since Thursday afternoon, 17,456 tests were conducted throughout the state.

Saturday’s updates also brought the confirmation of 11 more coronavirus deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 953.

Health officials also reported that 80% of cases have recovered while 9,753 remain active.

As confirmed cases continues to increase throughout the state, Noah Ark’s Waterpark is the latest to close due to employees testing positive for COVID-19.

*Fox 47 uses data from DHS and county dashboards to calculate daily cases and deaths. DHS posts new numbers daily at 2 p.m., and our newsroom continues to update our totals throughout the day with additional cases that individual counties report. By using a combination of state and county data, Fox 47 is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date COVID-19 coverage.

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