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DHS: 6K+ positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 286 deaths, 2K+ recovered, 61K+ negative

MILWAUKEE — The number of positive cases of COVID-19 topped 6,000 Monday, April 27. Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a total of 6,081 positive cases statewide, and 281 deaths. Of the positive cases, 1,415 (23%) have required hospitalization. DHS officials reported 61,311 people tested negative, and 2,882 have recovered (47%).

The Milwaukee County coronavirus dashboard showed 2,708 cases and 156 deaths related to the coronavirus in the county.

Health officials reported additional positive cases and deaths Monday to bring the total number to 6,170 statewide, along with 286 deaths. DHS data is as of 9 p.m. the night before.

Coronavirus in Wisconsin

Recovered COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin


Badger Bounce Back program guidelines for reopening

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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
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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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