16,714 test positive for COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 545 deaths, 9.8K+ recovered

MILWAUKEE — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Wisconsin reached 16,714 on Wednesday, May 27. There have been 545 deaths statewide. More than 210,000 people have tested negative for the virus.

The Milwaukee County COVID-19 dashboard showed 6,848 cases and 264 deaths from COVID-19 in the county as of Wednesday afternoon. However, the Wisconsin DHS reported 282 deaths in the county.

The latest update from the DHS shows the number of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus stands at 9,846 — approximately 60% of total cases.

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.

CoronavirusNow.com: A Fox Television Stations initiative to provide you with the most up-to-date national and international news on COVID-19.

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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