MADISON -- More than 20,000 Wisconsinites have tested positive for COVID-19 (20,835) and 647 have died, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Sunday, June 7. Of the positive cases, 2,848 (14%) have required hospitalization. DHS officials said 325,867 people have tested negative.
Milwaukee County's coronavirus dashboard showed a total of 8,827 positive cases and 296 deaths in the county as of Sunday afternoon.
Additional positive cases and one additional death reported Sunday bring the statewide total of positive cases to 20,860 and the total number of deaths to 648. Of the positive cases, 14,047 have recovered.
Wisconsin health officials on Saturday, June 6 reported 322 new cases of the coronavirus, a number that continued a downward trend of positive tests by percentage of total tests within a 14-day period.
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, including pneumonia, and death.
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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).