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750+ positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, more than 11K tested negative

MILWAUKEE — The total positive cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin rose to more than 700 on Thursday, March 26 — compared to 628 Wednesday, March 25. 12 deaths have been reported in the state. A total of 11,583 tested negative.

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 707 positive cases in the state as of Thursday at 2 p.m. That total included five positive cases in Jefferson County — but health officials there reported a total of six cases in the county on Thursday morning.

DHS data includes confirmed cases reported as of 9 p.m. the previous evening, per this message 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.”

Milwaukee County’s coronavirus dashboard showed 343 cases in the county as of 2 p.m. Thursday. That dashboard was updated at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to show a total of 393 positive cases. After that update, the Milwaukee County medical examiner announced the death of a 69-year-old man.

Meanwhile, officials with the Central Racine County Health Department and City of Racine Public Health Department on Thursday afternoon each reported one additional confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the total for Racine County to 10 confirmed cases. The state had Racine County listed as eight positive cases.

The first death in Iron County was reported after the state’s 2 p.m. release Thursday as well

With the extra Milwaukee County cases, one additional case in Jefferson County, two additional cases in Racine County and the death reported in Iron County — the statewide total is 757.

Number of Positive Results by County (as reported by the DHS at 2 p.m.)

Wisconsin County Total Cases as of 3/26/2020 Total Deaths as of 3/26/2020
Bayfield 1 0
Brown 4 0
Calumet 1 0
Chippewa 1 0
Clark 1 0
Columbia 5 0
Dane 114 1
Dodge 3 0
Douglas 4 0
Dunn 1 0
Eau Claire 6 0
Fond du Lac 17 1
Grant 1 0
Green 1 0
Iowa 3 0
Jefferson 5 0
Juneau 1 0
Kenosha 19 0
La Crosse 12 0
Marathon 1 0
Milwaukee 347 5
Monroe 1 0
Outagamie 4 0
Ozaukee 22 1
Pierce 3 0
Portage 1 0
Racine 8 0
Rock 8 0
Sauk 7 0
Sheboygan 7 0
St. Croix 4 0
Vilas 1 0
Walworth 5 0
Washington 25 0
Waukesha 56 0
Winnebago 6 0
Wood 1 0
Total 707 8

Coronavirus-related deaths in Wisconsin (in chronological order based on when they were reported) 

  • Man in his 50s in Fond Du Lac County: Death confirmed by Gov. Evers on March 19
  • Robert Blackbird, 91, resident of Village Pointe Commons in Grafton/Ozaukee County: Death confirmed by Gov. Evers on March 19

Robert Blackbird

  • Lawrence Riley, 66 in Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 20

Lawrence Riley

  • Lenard Wells, 69 in Milwaukee County (retired MPD lieutenant): Death reported by medical examiner on March 21
Lenard Wells

Lenard Wells

  • Roderick Crape, 54 in Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 23
Roderick Crape

Roderick Crape

  • Woman in her 70s in Dane County: Death reported by health officials on March 25
  • Man in his 60s in Milwaukee County (Milwaukee Public Schools employee): Death reported by medical examiner on March 25
  • Sheila Staten, 57, in West Allis/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 26
  • Woman, 79, in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 26
  • Woman, 65, in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner March 26
  • Man, 69, in Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner March 26
  • Iron County: Death was reported by Iron County health officer March 26

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.

More resources to keep you informed about COVID-19

CLICK HERE to view the Milwaukee County COVID-19 dashboard.

CLICK HERE to view the latest COVID-19 totals (updated daily at 2 p.m.) from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

  • If you have questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19, you can:
    • Text COVID19 to 211-211
    • Visit 211Wisconsin.org
    • Call 211. Call volumes are high, please be patient and try to use the text or online options first.

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Helpful phone numbers

  • Milwaukee Health Department: 414-286-3521
  • If you’ve lost a job and need help with unemployment: 414-435-7069

About COVID-19 (from the CDC)

Symptoms: Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
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