COVID-19 Related Deaths in Wisconsin Surpass 500
As of Saturday, Wisconsin Reported a Total of 14,877 Positive COVID-19 Cases; New Numbers to be Released Monday Afternoon
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin has gone over 500 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus, according to state Department of Health Services figures released Saturday.
The report showed 481 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, for a total of 14,877, and an additional 11 deaths, for a total of 507.
Two news deaths were reported in Milwaukee County, increasing the county’s total to 251.
The updated numbers followed two consecutive days of record tests, which have nearly quadrupled on a daily basis from two weeks ago.
State officials are urging residents to maintain social distancing and other safety measures during the holiday weekend.
The Department of Natural Resources announced that while state parks will resume normal hours over the Memorial Day weekend, but visitors won’t have access to bathrooms until early next month.