COVID 19 Numbers Update
Protesters gathered at the state Capital on Sunday to Urge Gov Evers lift his extended stay at home order after it was extended last week until at least memorial day. They carried signs rejecting the idea that the threat of infection is worth the damage to the economy. On Sunday the DHS announced the number of positive COVID 19 cases again went up to 4,398 withe 1,190 of the positive tests need hospitalization. The DHS also reported 221 deaths in the state which is up from 198 on Friday with over 45 people testing negative for COVID 19. Walworth County has seen the biggest increase in cases locally 89 cases which is up from 49 cases last Thursday, the increase is due to the outbreak at care facility and the county has reported 5 deaths. Rock County has 74 positive cases and 4 deaths, Jefferson County has 32 positive cases and no deaths reported. Milwaukee county continues to see a rise in cases with 2,155 positive cases and 121 deaths according to the DHS and Dane County reporting 361 cases and 19 deaths. Finally according to the DHS 5% of people who have tested positive for COVID 19 in Wisconsin have died from the disease with 29% needing hospitalization, for more information about the COVID 19 visit dhs.wisconsin.gov.