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Wisconsin tops 500 in number of deaths due to COVID-19

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wisconsin has over 500 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus, according to state Department of Health Services figures released Saturday.

The report showed 481 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 14,877, and an additional 11 deaths, for a total of 507.

Two news deaths were reported in Milwaukee County, increasing the county's total to 251.

The updated numbers followed two consecutive days of record tests, which have nearly quadrupled on a daily basis from two weeks ago.

State officials are urging residents to maintain social distancing and other safety measures during the holiday weekend.

The Department of Natural Resources announced that while state parks will resume normal hours this weekend, visitors won't have access to bathrooms until early next month.

McKenna Alexander

McKenna Alexander is the weekend anchor and a multimedia journalist for News 18. She started in June 2019. She was born in San Francisco, but spent the majority of her life growing up in Dallas.

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