14,687 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 497 deaths, 8.3K+ recovered – WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — The number of people in the state testing positive for COVID-19 grew to 14,687 on Saturday morning, May 23. There have been 497 deaths statewide. More than 172,000 people have tested negative.

The Milwaukee County coronavirus dashboard showed 5,893 positive cases and 248 deaths related to the coronavirus in the county as of Friday afternoon. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, however, reported 270 deaths in the county.

As of Thursday, the DHS website noted there were 8,362 cases that were listed as recovered — or about 58% of the overall positive cases.

Resources to keep you informed about COVID-19

CLICK HERE to view the Milwaukee County COVID-19 dashboard.

CLICK HERE to view the latest COVID-19 totals (updated daily at 2 p.m.) from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

  • 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.

CoronavirusNow.com: A Fox Television Stations initiative to provide you with the most up-to-date national and international news on COVID-19.

Helpful phone numbers

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