MILWAUKEE — With data provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and other local health officials, the total number of positive cases in the state rose to 5,789 as of Saturday, April 25. There have been 266 deaths from COVID-19 in Wisconsin More than 54,000 people have tested negative for COVID-19.
Updated: 4/25/2020 (n=5,686*)
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is now also reporting the number of recovered cases in the state. As of Saturday, April 25, the DHS website noted there were 2,665 cases that were listed as recovered — or about 47% of the overall positive cases.
According to the Milwaukee County coronavirus dashboard, there have been 2,612 cases and 149 deaths related to the coronavirus in the county. The DHS reported 157 deaths in the county.
Largest 1-day increase in cases
Wisconsin health officials said Saturday that 331 tests for the coronavirus have come back positive in the last 24 hours, the largest single-day rise since the outbreak started. An additional four people have died.
State Department of Health Services data shows that 24 percent of infected people have been hospitalized.
There has been a significant spike in cases in Brown County in recent days, according to Wisconsin Public Radio. Health officials believe the increase is connected to positive tests at meatpacking facilities. As of Saturday afternoon, Brown County had 720 positive COVID-19 cases, 115 more than Friday.
State health leaders have said that cases are trending downward, though DHS charts continue to show a steady climb. The actual number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness.
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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).