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Coronavirus in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — The total positive cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin rose to 1,626 on Wednesday, April 1, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported. There have been a total of 34 deaths — and more than 18,000 negative tests (18,819).

New on Wednesday, DHS officials began including the number of patients hospitalized as a result of COVID-19. As of Wednesday at 2 p.m., that number was 398 (26%) — updates HERE.

Milwaukee County’s coronavirus dashboard showed 833 positive cases in the county Wednesday afternoon. The state listed Milwaukee County as having 780 positive cases (as of 9 p.m. Tuesday).

Health officials in Dane County reported an additional 17 cases Wednesday (232 vs. 215 reported by the state as of Tuesday night).

Kenosha County health officials reported an additional three cases Wednesday (57 vs. 54 reported by the state as of Tuesday night).

In Sheboygan County, health officials reported an additional three cases (15 vs. 12 reported by the state as of Tuesday night).

With the additional cases, the statewide total is 1,626.

Coronavirus in Wisconsin

Number of positive results by county

Wisconsin County Positive as of 4/1/2020 Negative as of 4/1/2020 Deaths as of 4/1/2020
Adams 0 39 0
Ashland 1 38 0
Barron 0 159 0
Bayfield 3 44 0
Brown 11 255 0
Buffalo 1 51 0
Burnett 0 30 0
Calumet 2 67 0
Chippewa 10 260 0
Clark 5 57 0
Columbia 13 287 0
Crawford 1 66 0
Dane 215 3,696 2
Dodge 13 241 0
Door 1 50 0
Douglas 7 137 0
Dunn 3 226 0
Eau Claire 12 530 0
Florence 0 2 0
Fond du Lac 24 367 2
Forest 0 15 0
Grant 2 116 0
Green 7 110 0
Green Lake 0 39 0
Iowa 3 91 0
Iron 1 7 1
Jackson 2 54 0
Jefferson 12 226 0
Juneau 4 96 0
Kenosha 54 618 0
Kewaunee 0 19 0
La Crosse 19 641 0
Lafayette 0 27 0
Langlade 0 35 0
Lincoln 0 64 0
Manitowoc 0 83 0
Marathon 5 224 0
Marinette 2 52 0
Marquette 2 54 0
Menominee 1 5 0
Milwaukee 780 3,942 11
Monroe 2 193 0
Oconto 1 45 0
Oneida 3 79 0
Outagamie 12 215 0
Ozaukee 46 248 3
Pepin 0 36 0
Pierce 7 138 0
Polk 0 73 0
Portage 1 91 0
Price 0 24 0
Racine 28 420 0
Richland 2 123 0
Rock 17 539 1
Rusk 0 27 0
Sauk 14 228 2
Sawyer 0 40 0
Shawano 0 68 0
Sheboygan 12 139 0
St. Croix 6 115 0
Taylor 0 31 0
Trempealeau 0 116 0
Vernon 0 119 0
Vilas 3 33 0
Walworth 12 188 0
Washburn 0 39 0
Washington 44 546 0
Waukesha 107 1,277 1
Waupaca 2 66 1
Waushara 0 28 0
Winnebago 13 240 0
Wood 2 175 0
Total 1,550 18,819 24

Percent of total COVID-19 cases by age group

Age Group (Years) Confirmed Cases as of 4/1/2020 Deaths as of 4/1/2020
<10 0% 0%
10-19 1% 0%
20-29 12% 0%
30-39 14% 0%
40-49 16% 4%
50-59 19% 25%
60-69 20% 21%
70-79 11% 25%
80-89 5% 21%
90+ 1% 4%
Total Number 1,550 24

Percent of total COVID-19 cases by gender

Gender Confirmed Cases as of 4/1/2020 Deaths as of 4/1/2020
Female 52% 42%
Male 48% 58%
Total Number 1,550 24

COVID-19 related deaths in Wisconsin

  • Man in his 50s in Fond Du Lac County: Death confirmed by Gov. Evers on March 19
  • 91-year-old Robert Blackbird at Village Pointe Commons in Grafton in Ozaukee County: Death confirmed by Gov. Evers on March 19

Robert Blackbird

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

Lawrence Riley

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

Lenard Wells

  • 54-year-old Roderick Crape 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
  • 60-year-old Ralph Davis in Milwaukee County (MPS employee): Death reported by medical examiner on March 25
  • 57-year-old Sheila Staten in West Allis/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 26
  • 79-year-old Callie Roundtree in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 26
  • 65-year-old Carolyn Johnson in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by the medical examiner on March 26
  • 69-year-old Tommie Lee Loving in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County (at VA Hospital): Death reported by the medical examiner on March 26
  • Patient/age unknown in Iron County: Death reported on March 26
  • 82-year-old Gail Kutz at Village Pointe Commons in Ozaukee County: Death reported by Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department on March 27
Gail Kutz

Gail Kutz

  • 87-year-old Kenneth Going at Village Pointe Commons in Ozaukee County: Death reported by Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department on March 27
Kenneth Going

Kenneth Going

    • Patient/age unknown in Sauk County: Death reported by Department of Health Services on March 27
    • 55-year-old Nola Boyd in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by the medical examiner on March 27
    • Patient/age unknown in Waupaca County: Death reported by Waupaca County health officials on March 28
    • 71-year-old Robert Jackson in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 29
    • Patient in 50s in Washington County (Waukesha County employee): Death reported by Washington County health officials on March 29
    • Man/age unknown in Fond du Lac County: Death reported by Fond du Lac County health officials on March 30
    • Patient/age unknown in Ozaukee County: Death reported by Washington Ozaukee Health officials on March 30
    • Patient/age unknown in Ozaukee County: Death reported by Washington Ozaukee Health officials on March 30
    • Patient/age unknown in Dane County: Death reported by Dane County health officials on March 30
    • 72-year-old man in Milwaukee in Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 31
    • 85-year-old woman from Pewaukee who died in Milwaukee County (counted among deaths in Waukesha County): Death reported by medical examiner on March 31
    • Patient/age unknown in Rock County: Death reported by health officials on March 31
    • 49-year-old man in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner April 1
    • 73-year-old woman in Oak Creek/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner April 1
    • 89-year-old man in South Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner April 1
    • 78-year-old woman in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner April 1
    • Patient/age unknown in Sauk County: Death reported by health officials April 1
    • Patient/age unknown in Sheboygan County (Resident of Sunny Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center): Death reported by health officials April 1
    • Patient/age unknown in Dane County: Death reported by DHS officials on April 1
    • 73-year-old man in Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner April 1

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.

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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