Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin Increase By 100 In 1 Day

381 Positive Cases Of COVID-19 As Of 2 PM Sunday

A sign about preventing the spread of coronavirus and other disease
A sign about preventing the spread of coronavirus and other disease is posted at the entrance to the Aquarium transit station in Boston, Saturday, March 21, 2020. Michael Dwyer/AP Photo

The state Department of Health Services announced 381 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide Sunday, as well as 6,230 negative tests. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce positive cases.

DHS announced no additional deaths from the new coronavirus Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, officials said four people have died from the virus in Wisconsin: one each in Fond du Lac and Ozaukee counties and two in Milwaukee County.

The positive test results figure announced at 2 p.m. Sunday on the DHS website is exactly 100 more than Saturday’s 281 total. On Saturday, officials reported 4,628 negative test results.

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After the figures were released Sunday, DHS tweeted the positive test results are for “patients who range in age from early 30s to 90s. This virus does not discriminate.”

As of 2 p.m. Sunday, the number of confirmed cases from DHS by county is:

  • Bayfield, 1
  • Brown, 3
  • Calumet, 1
  • Chippewa, 1
  • Columbia, 5
  • Dane, 61
  • Douglas, 1
  • Dunn, 1
  • Eau Claire, 4
  • Fond du Lac, 16
  • Green, 1
  • Jefferson, 2
  • Kenosha, 10
  • La Crosse, 5
  • Marathon, 1
  • Milwaukee, 182
  • Outagamie, 2
  • Ozaukee, 13
  • Pierce, 1
  • Racine, 4
  • Rock, 3
  • Sauk, 2
  • Sheboygan, 6
  • St. Croix, 2
  • Walworth, 3
  • Washington, 14
  • Waukesha, 30
  • Winnebago, 5
  • Wood, 1

DHS has identified community spread of the virus in Brown, Columbia, Dane, Kenosha, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, meaning some people who have been infected with the virus are not sure how or where they became infected.

Health officials stressed social distancing — staying 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds and staying home if sick.

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