Wisconsin DHS: Cases Jump 50% in a day to 155, Community Spread in Brown, Dane, Milwaukee, and Kenosha Counties

DHS officials said the person was exposed while traveling within the U.S. and was in isolation at home.


Where the hell is Pierce county?


This is the second confirmed case in Dane County. Another case has been confirmed in Pierce County.


3 more cases of coronavirus confirmed in Wisconsin

DHS officials as well as the Fond du Lac County Health Department and Waukesha County Public Health Department made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

The release said a Waukesha County patient was exposed to the virus while traveling in the US and internationally. The patient is now isolated at home.

Officials said two Fond du Lac patients were also exposed while traveling, one through US travel and the other internationally. One of the patients is in a hospital, while the other is being isolated at home.

County health officials said they are working to determine the people who have been in contact with each of the patients to test others who are showing symptoms.


Fond du Lac County setting up coronavirus test sites amid 2 confirmed cases

Health officials have not said where the patients are from in Fond du Lac and Waukesha Counties.

Kimberly Mueller, Health Officer for the Fond du Lac County Health Department, says they are working with their partners and local hospital systems to “ensure we are getting residents the care and testing they need to ensure we are protecting the community as a whole.”

Health officials are working to find out who all three patients have been in contact with, and will isolate or quarantine them, and also test anyone who is showing symptoms.

Agnesian Health Care in Fond du Lac says “testing locations are being set up” and will be operational by Thursday.

The Department of Health Services says anyone who has traveled in the past 14 days to locations where there is community spread of the virus, both international and national, are asked to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms during that time.


Gov. Evers declares public health emergency for Wisconsin over coronavirus

Evers said 37 residents will be returning to the state from a Princess cruise ship where they may have been exposed to the virus.


2 pending cases of coronavirus in Kenosha County


2 new cases Dane County (madison area)

The two new patients live in Dane County and had contact with the other patient who was diagnosed earlier this week.


Wisconsin withholds coronavirus testing details that other states release

MADISON — If you live in any of the states touching Wisconsin, you are only a few clicks away from knowing how many people have been tested for COVID-19 at state facilities.

Getting answers in Wisconsin is much more difficult.

The Evers administration says a push to expand access to novel coronavirus testing makes it difficult to provide the numbers that could give the public health crisis additional context.

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services is releasing numbers about positive and negative tests but is not telling the public how many tests are pending. That means right now, there’s no way to quantify how many total samples have been tested.

“The number of pending cases becomes less relevant because it is not sort of immediately necessary for the public health response,” DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm said during a press conference on Thursday.

“The tests are more dispersed now,” Palm added when pressed further. “So what’s being reported are positive results and negative results. So we do not have full visibility of all the tests that are taking place.”


Confirmed active cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin jumps to 18, more than doubling in last 24 hours

The current cases are in the following locations:

6 in Fond du Lac County
4 in Dane County
3 in Sheboygan County
2 in Milwaukee County
1 each in Racine, Waukesha, and Pierce Counties.
1 other case in Dane County has since recovered from the disease.


Fond Du Lac: The county says five of the patients traveled on an Egyptian river cruise. The health department obtained a passenger manifest and is contacting other Fond du Lac County residents who were on that cruise.

The sixth patient contracted the coronavirus while traveling in the United States.

We don’t know how the patients are doing.

Health officials are asking if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, especially if you’ve been in contact with someone on a recent Egyptian river cruise, stay home and call health officials at 1-844-225-0147.


Here is a county-by-county breakdown of the positive cases:

Dane – 6 (1 recovered)

Fond du Lac – 6

Milwaukee – 6

Pierce – 1

Racine – 1

Sheboygan – 3

Waukesha – 3

Winnebago – 1

The number of negative tests is now at 246.

On Friday, the state said there were 19 positive cases, so 8 additional positive tests came in over the latest 24-hour period.