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Positive COVID-19 cases nearly 6K in Wisconsin; 272 deaths

Coronavirus in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — The number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Wisconsin is nearing 6,000.

Wisconsin health officials reported Sunday, April 26 the number of people in the state testing positive for COVID-19 has grown to 5,911, up 224 from the day before. Additional cases reported by health officials Sunday brought the statewide total of positive cases to 5,961. DHS data is as of 9 p.m. the night before.

The number of deaths officially attributed to the coronavirus in Wisconsin grew Sunday to 272, an increase of six from the previous day.

Statewide, 59,235 tests have come back negative. That’s an increase from 57.138 negative tests reported Saturday.

Hospitalizations increased to 1,397, up from 1,376 on Saturday. Health officials said 24% of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Wisconsin have been hospitalized.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

Coronavirus in Wisconsin

 

Coronavirus recoveries in Wisconsin -- April 26

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

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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