MILWAUKEE -- The total positive cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin rose to more than 700 on Thursday, March 26 -- compared to 628 Wednesday, March 25. 12 deaths have been reported in the state. A total of 11,583 tested negative.
Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 707 positive cases in the state as of Thursday at 2 p.m. That total included five positive cases in Jefferson County -- but health officials there reported a total of six cases in the county on Thursday morning.
DHS data includes confirmed cases reported as of 9 p.m. the previous evening, per this message on their website: "All data are laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported as of 9 p.m. the previous evening, to reflect verified and accurate information. In the event of a discrepancy between cases reported by DHS and cases reported by Wisconsin local public health agencies, data reported by local public health agencies should be considered the most up to date."
Milwaukee County's coronavirus dashboard showed 343 cases in the county as of 2 p.m. Thursday. That dashboard was updated at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to show a total of 393 positive cases. After that update, the Milwaukee County medical examiner announced the death of a 69-year-old man.
Meanwhile, officials with the Central Racine County Health Department and City of Racine Public Health Department on Thursday afternoon each reported one additional confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the total for Racine County to 10 confirmed cases. The state had Racine County listed as eight positive cases.
The first death in Iron County was reported after the state's 2 p.m. release Thursday as well
With the extra Milwaukee County cases, one additional case in Jefferson County, two additional cases in Racine County and the death reported in Iron County -- the statewide total is 757.
Number of Positive Results by County (as reported by the DHS at 2 p.m.)
|Wisconsin County||Total Cases as of 3/26/2020||Total Deaths as of 3/26/2020|
|Fond du Lac||17||1|
Coronavirus-related deaths in Wisconsin (in chronological order based on when they were reported)
DHS officials shared the following message regarding the pandemic on their website:
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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).