MILWAUKEE (AP) — Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Wisconsin are nearing the 1,000 mark, officials reported Saturday.
The state Department of Health Services reported 989 cases of the coronavirus in the state, up from 842 on Friday. The state has officially listed 13 deaths, but local health departments had confirmed 15 deaths as of Friday.
Health officials say the number of people with the virus is likely much higher because so few tests have been administered.
More than 15,000 people in the state have tested negative. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, which can include fever and cough but also milder cases of pneumonia.
The city of Milwaukee kicked off its drive-up early voting effort on Saturday, meant to give people the opportunity to vote in person and limit their risk to COVID-19.
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