By Shereen Siewert
Wisconsin health officials reported 829 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, along with 13 more deaths including one in Marathon County.
In Marathon County, officials are reporting 691 cases, up from 680 one day before. A 12th person has died of complications related to the virus, up from Friday’s death toll of 11 in Marathon County.
Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has decreased by about 81, a decrease of roughly 9%. There were about 194 new cases per 100,000 people in Wisconsin over the past two weeks, which ranks 21st in the country for new cases per capita.
During the pandemic, 65,056 people in Wisconsin have tested positive for the coronavirus. About 85% of those people have fully recovered, but 8,846 have active infections and 1,038 have died.
Statewide, 337 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms, with 96 patients in intensive care units, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. Those numbers represent the sickest patients, as most people who become ill with coronavirus self-care at home.
The Associated Press contributed to this story