DHS: 12,687 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin

459 People Have Died From The New Coronavirus In Wisconsin So Far

Wisconsin National Guard members administer COVID-19 tests in a parking lot
Wisconsin National Guard members administer COVID-19 tests in a parking lot Monday May 11, 2020, in Milwaukee. This was one of two sites in the city to open Monday and offer free testing. Morry Gash/AP Photo

There are 12,687 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of Monday, according to the state Department of Health Services. That’s an increase of 144 cases from the day before.

According to health officials, 459 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon.

DHS reported 144,502 negative tests for the new coronavirus, an increase of 4,828 from Sunday to Monday.

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Wisconsin’s daily testing capacity has grown from 120 available lab tests in early March to 13,392 as of Monday. The surge in new tests is one reason for the increase in positive cases. The percentage of positive tests dropped from 8.3 percent Saturday to 6.1 percent on Sunday to 2.9 percent Monday.

Gov. Tony Evers’ “Badger Bounce Back” plan no longer has the force of law following a state Supreme Court ruling Wednesday, but the state’s dashboard for the reopening plan shows that Wisconsin has met key gating criteria of a 14-day downward trajectory in flu-like illnesses and COVID-like cases. However, the percentage of positive tests over that period is no longer on a downward trajectory over a 14-day period, nor is there a downward trend of COVID-19 cases among health care workers, calculated weekly.

Wisconsin’s criteria for reopening were largely based on federal recommendations.

According to DHS, 2,068 people have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Monday. That means at least 16 percent of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in the state have been hospitalized. DHS officials have said they don’t know the hospitalization history of 3,310 cases, or 26 percent.

There are confirmed cases in 70 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Langlade and Taylor counties have no confirmed cases as of Monday afternoon.