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There are now 541 coronavirus cases in Wisconsin

Posted: 1:48 PM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 10:12:37-04
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WISCONSIN — There are now at least 541 positive cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

There have been over 8,000 negative tests.

Five deaths have been reported in connection to COVID-19.

On Monday, Gov. Evers announced he would sign a 'Safer From Home' order on Tuesday, asking Wisconsinites to stay at home except for essential travel.

DHS secretary Andrea Palm said that without the Safer at Home order, public health officials predicted that 22,000 people in Wisconsin would contract the virus by April 8. During that time period, between 440 and 1,500 deaths would happen.

The DHS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ryan Westergaard said that of the total COVID-19 cases, "We believe that number is higher, probably as high as 20 percent."

Wisconsin CountyTotal Cases as of 3/24/2020Total Deaths as of 3/24/2020
Bayfield10
Brown*30
Calumet10
Chippewa20
Columbia*50
Dane*720
Dodge30
Douglas40
Dunn10
Eau Claire50
Fond du Lac*181
Green10
Jefferson40
Kenosha*130
La Crosse50
Marathon10
Milwaukee*2953
Outagamie20
Ozaukee161
Pierce30
Racine60
Rock30
Sauk40
Sheboygan60
St. Croix40
Walworth*40
Washington170
Waukesha*310
Winnebago50
Wood10
Total5415

* An asterisk indicates community spread has been identified.

Health officials reiterated that residents should take simple steps to help prevent the spread of coronavirus:

  • Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water.
  • Covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoiding touching your face.
  • Staying home when sick.
Gov. Tony Evers announces 'Safer at Home' order coming Tuesday

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Coronavirus in Wisconsin

Confirmed cases: 1,288 (as of Monday evening)

Deaths: 23

Negative tests: 15,856

More information: COVID-19 on the Wisconsin DHS website

Hotline: Call (414) 286-6800 (M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.)

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