Coronavirus in WI: Your current COVID-19 fact sheet

May 7, 2020

The current number of deaths in the state of Wisconsin and the county they have occurred in.

The number of people in the state testing positive for COVID-19 grew to 8,382 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. There have been 341 deaths statewide. More than 80,000 people have tested negative.

The Milwaukee County coronavirus dashboard showed 3,360 positive cases and 195 deaths related to the coronavirus in the county as of Tuesday afternoon.

As of Monday, the DHS website noted there were 3,973 cases that were listed as recovered — or about 48 percent of the overall positive cases.

Resources to keep you informed about COVID-19

If you have questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19, you can:

• Text COVID19 to 211- 211
• Visit 211Wisconsin.org
• Call 211. Call volumes are high, please be patient and try to use the text or online options first.
• Visit the Milwaukee County COVID-19 dashboard online at https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/COVID-19

Helpful phone numbers

• Milwaukee Health Department: 414-286-3521
• If you’ve lost a job and need help with unemployment call: 414-435-7069

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).

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone should:

1. Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

3. Stay at home as much as possible.

4. Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).

5. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.

6. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

7. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.

8. Please, take care of yourself and your loved ones!

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