MILWAUKEE — The number of people in the state testing positive for COVID-19 grew to 12,687 on Monday, May 18, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Of those, 2,068 (16%) have required hospitalization. There have been 459 deaths statewide. More than 144,000 people (144,502) have tested negative.
The Milwaukee County coronavirus dashboard showed 5,040 positive cases and 236 deaths related to the coronavirus in the county as of Monday afternoon.
Additional cases reported by health officials Monday brought the statewide total of positive cases to 12,749.
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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).