COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 467 deaths to date

Four hundred and sixty-seven Wisconsinites have died from COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the Department of Health Services. 

In total, 2,110, or 16 percent of positive cases, have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Statewide, 12,885 positive COVID-19 tests have been reported and 148,237 negative cases have been reported. 

Milwaukee County has the highest number of cases and deaths with 5,076 and 260 respectively. Brown County, however, has the highest rate of infection with 815.3 per every 100,000 people. Brown County has 2,118 positive cases and 26 deaths. 

Gov. Tony Evers extended the state's stay-at-home order until May 26, but Wednesday, the state Supreme Court blocked the extension, effecively opening all establishments in the state. Hours later, images emerged of packed bars across the state, leading the Governor to call his state "The Wild West." Evers' original "Safer at Home" order went into effect on March 25. 

On April 4, President Donald Trump approved disaster declaration for Wisconsin due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This declaration allows for federal funding to be allocated to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that were impacted by the virus.

If you have questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19, you can Text COVID19 to 211-211, visit or call 211. Call volumes are high, so officials are asking people to be patient and try to use the text or online options first. 

If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, health officials advise you to call your health care provider. 

To prevent illness, wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, clean frequently touched surfaces every day and stay home when you are sick.