8-12-20 covid-19 deaths top 1,000 statewide

More than 1,000 people have died in Wisconsin since the coronavirus pandemic began in the state six months ago. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Tuesday that there were 61,785 confirmed cases and 1,006 deaths.   There are eight COVID-19 deaths in Fond du Lac County with one more death reported Tuesday.   The statewide death count is the 28th highest in the country overall and the 37th highest per capita at just over 17 deaths per 100,000 people. Milwaukee County had nearly half of all the state’s deaths with 459, based on state Department of Health data.   Six more positive cases were reported in Fond du Lac County Tuesday bringing to 685 the total number of positive cases.  There are 163 active cases and nine people are hospitalized.

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