DHS: 380+ positive cases of COVID-19, over 6K tested negative
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Sunday, March 22, that 381 people in the state tested positive for COVID-19. Milwaukee County’s map Sunday showed 183 confirmed cases, compared to 182 listed for the county by the state. The state number also did not include two positive cases confirmed Saturday in Dodge County.
Number of Positive Results by County
|Wisconsin County||Total Cases as of 3/22/2020||Total Deaths as of 3/22/2020|
|Fond du Lac||16||1|
Of the four deaths, two were in Milwaukee County, one was in Ozaukee County, and one was in Fond du Lac County.
The most recent death was confirmed by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner on Saturday, March 21 as a 69-year-old man who had been hospitalized since March 14. The man was traveling in Milwaukee from another state, authorities said. The medical examiner identified him as Lenard Wells. FOX6 News learned he was a retired Milwaukee Police Department lieutenant.
The previous three deaths included a 66-year-old Milwaukee County man (Lawrence Riley), a man in his 90s from Ozaukee County (Robert Blackbird) , and a man in his 50s from Fond du Lac County.
Milwaukee, Dane, Waukesha, Kenosha, Columbia, and Brown Counties were identified by state health officials as areas with community spread of the virus.
DHS officials shared the following message regarding the pandemic on its website:
- Stay home if you can and especially if you are sick.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
- Practice social distancing. Please keep six feet between people and avoid direct physical contact.
- Our updated restrictions on mass gatherings of ten or more people to are necessary to avoid the spread of COVID-19. And they are vital for keeping our health care workers safe.
- While most of the cases of COVID-19 have been among people older than 50, younger people and particularly those who are 18 to 30 years old aren’t immune to COVID-19. Anyone can contract COVID-19, and it’s as important for young and healthy people practice social distancing.
- We all need to work together to flatten the curve and protect the capacity of the health care system to serve those who will suffer with the most severe disease from COVID-19.
- 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.