MADISON -- Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Wednesday, March 18 reported 106 positive cases of coronavirus in the state. The state total did not include one positive case reported in Ozaukee County Wednesday, and one positive case reported in Walworth County, and 50 new positive cases reported by Milwaukee County officials on Wednesday -- for a total of 111.
DHS officials noted Wednesday, out of 1,683 people tested, 1,577 people tested negative for the virus.
The latest information included a seven-case rise in Milwaukee County, bringing the county's total to 47. Milwaukee, Dane, and Kenosha Counties were identified as counties with community spread of the virus.
|Wisconsin County||Total Cases|
|Fond du Lac||12|
DHS officials offered the following key messages on their website:
- DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm has signed an order for a statewide moratorium on mass gatherings of 10 or more people to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
- We will be prioritizing testing for COVID-19 because of a shortage of ingredients needed to run the tests.
- We have evidence of community spread in Wisconsin.
- We are doing this to protect and ensure the capacity of our health care system.
- If you have questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19, you can:
- Text COVID19 to 211-211,
- Visit 211Wisconsin.org, or
- Call 211.
Call volumes are high, please be patient and try to use the text or online options first.
- If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please call your health care provider.