DHS: 500+ positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, over 8K tested negative

MILWAUKEE — The total positive cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin rose to 457 on Tuesday, March 24, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said — compared to 416 on Monday, March 23. There have been five deaths in the state. DHS officials said 8,237 tested negative. Milwaukee County’s tracking map on Monday showed 268 confirmed cases on Tuesday, compared to 206 listed on Monday. There have been three deaths in the county.

The state numbers listed 219 for Milwaukee County, so with the updated Milwaukee County numbers (49 additional from what the state reported), the statewide total Tuesday was 506 positive cases.

DHS officials only include cases reported as of 9 p.m. the previous evening, per a statement on their website:

“All data are laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported as of 9 p.m. the previous evening, to reflect verified and accurate information. In the event of a discrepancy between cases reported by DHS and cases reported by Wisconsin local public health agencies, data reported by local public health agencies should be considered the most up to date.”

Coronavirus in Wisconsin

County Total Cases as of 3/24/2020 Total Deaths as of 3/24/2020
Bayfield 1 0
Brown* 3 0
Calumet 1 0
Chippewa 2 0
Columbia* 5 0
Dane* 72 0
Dodge 2 0
Douglas 4 0
Dunn 1 0
Eau Claire 4 0
Fond du Lac* 18 1
Green 1 0
Jefferson 4 0
Kenosha* 13 0
La Crosse 5 0
Marathon 1 0
Milwaukee* 219 3
Outagamie 2 0
Ozaukee 16 1
Pierce 3 0
Racine 5 0
Rock 3 0
Sauk 4 0
Sheboygan 6 0
St. Croix 4 0
Walworth* 4 0
Washington 17 0
Waukesha* 31 0
Winnebago 5 0
Wood 1 0
Total 457 5

Coronavirus in Wisconsin

DHS officials shared the following message regarding the pandemic on their website:

  • You are safer at home.
  • Younger people, and particularly those who are 18 to 30 years old, aren’t immune to COVID-19. Anyone can contract COVID-19. So it’s important for everyone, including young and healthy people, to practice social distancing.
  • Together we can make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.
    • 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.
  • 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.
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