MILWAUKEE — The number of people in the state testing positive for COVID-19 grew to 9,740 on Friday, May 8. There have been 388 deaths statewide. More than 97,000 people have tested negative.
The Milwaukee County coronavirus dashboard showed 3,801 positive cases and 206 deaths related to the coronavirus in the county as of Friday afternoon. However, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 3,722 cases and 219 deaths in the county. With the difference in the number of confirmed cases, the statewide total rises to 9,588.
As of Wednesday, the DHS website noted there were 4,694 cases that were listed as recovered — or about 49% of the overall positive cases.
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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).