1,730 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 869 in Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County reports 20 deaths from disease, 17 were African Americans.
The latest data release from the Department of Health Services shows the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin continues on an upward trajectory, even as the testing capacity remains steady.
A total of 180 new cases were recorded as of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, boosting the state’s total to 1,730 cases. That’s the second-biggest one-day increase on record, with the state reporting 199 new cases yesterday. A cumulative total of 461 or 27 percent of people with confirmed cases have required hospitalization.
Testing capacity remains virtually unchanged according to state data. A total of 1,678 people were reported as being tested by the state in the past 24 hours, this follows reports of 1,643 and 1,649 people tested in previous days. Governor Tony Evers announced a public-private partnership designed to double testing capacity on Monday.
A total of 31 people have died from the disease, including 16 in Milwaukee County, according to the state. But the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner‘s public portal now lists 20 cases. In Milwaukee County, 17 of the 20 individuals were African American.
In a press briefing Wednesday afternoon, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said the message is simple: “Stay home, save lives.” Abele and Mayor Tom Barrett said individuals need to resist spring fever and stay home whenever possible, especially given that not everyone can be tested and the disease can be spread by those not showing symptoms.
Across the state, 52 of the state’s 72 counties are now reporting positive cases. A total of 21 counties have more than 10 cases. Ten counties have recorded deaths.
Charts and Maps
Wisconsin COVID-19 summary
|Status||Number (%) of People as of 4/2/2020|
|Negative Test Result||20,317|
|Positive Test Result||1,730|
Percent of total COVID-19 cases by gender
|Gender||Confirmed Cases as of 4/2/2020||Deaths as of 4/2/2020|
Percent of total COVID-19 cases by age group
|Age Group (Years)||Confirmed Cases as of 4/2/2020||Deaths as of 4/2/2020|
Number of results by county
|Wisconsin County||Positive as of 4/2/2020||Negative as of 4/2/2020||Deaths as of 4/2/2020|
|Fond du Lac||28||413||2|
*The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s data portal shows 20 COVID-19 deaths as 4/2/2020.
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