MILWAUKEE — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus rose to 2,440 statewide, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Monday, April 6. DHS officials reported 26,574 negative tests, and said 668 of the positive patients have required hospitalization (27%). Despite requests, DHS officials are not providing the number of recovered patients.
Additional positive cases reported by health officials at the county level Monday brought the statewide total to 2,515.
State health officials reported 77 deaths as of Monday afternoon, including 40 in Milwaukee County (vs. 45 reported by Milwaukee County health officials).
In Sheboygan County, health officials reported a second death in the county Monday.
In Dane County, health officials reported an additional two deaths Monday.
The additional eight deaths brings the statewide total to 85.
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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).