Get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Wisconsin and resources to keep you and your family safe and prepared.
- At least 5,753 patients have died so far
- At least 362,505 vaccines have been administered as of Tuesday
- At least 535,218 patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in Wisconsin since the outbreak began.
- 93,768 patients in Milwaukee County — 1,122 deaths
- 38,608 patients in Waukesha County — 429 deaths
- 37,352 patients in Dane County — 240 deaths
- 28,956 patients in Brown County — 190 deaths
- 19,623 patients in Racine County — 293 deaths
- 18,128 patients in Outagamie County — 176 deaths
- 16,376 patients in Winnebago County — 166 deaths
- 14,057 patients in Kenosha County — 265 deaths
- 13,597 patients in Rock County — 137 deaths
- 13,162 patients in Marathon County — 169 deaths
- 13,125 patients in Washington County — 119 deaths
- 12,358 patients in Sheboygan County — 112 deaths
- 11,439 patients in Fond du Lac County — 80 deaths
- 11,417 patients in La Crosse County — 70 deaths
- 11,071 patients in Dodge County — 142 deaths
- 10,389 patients in Eau Claire County — 97 deaths
- 8,503 patients in Walworth County — 116 deaths
- 7,462 patients in Jefferson County — 68 deaths
- 7,241 patients in Ozaukee County — 70 deaths
- 6,839 patients in Manitowoc County — 60 deaths
- 6,710 patients in Chippewa County — 77 deaths
- 6,280 patients in Wood County — 65 deaths
- 6,052 patients in Portage County — 58 deaths
- 6,034 patients in St. Croix County — 39 deaths
- 5,158 patients in Calumet County — 39 deaths
- 5,043 patients in Barron County — 69 deaths
- 5,007 patients in Sauk County — 35 deaths
- 4,757 patients in Columbia County — 39 deaths
- 4,574 patients in Waupaca County — 104 deaths
- 4,467 patients in Shawano County — 67 deaths
- 4,425 patients in Grant County — 78 deaths
- 4,115 patients in Oconto County — 45 deaths
- 4,016 patients in Monroe County — 30 deaths
- 3,972 patients in Dunn County — 26 deaths
- 3,872 patients in Marinette County — 58 deaths
- 3,506 patients in Polk County — 41 deaths
- 3,495 patients in Douglas County — 18 deaths
- 3,259 patients in Pierce County — 32 deaths
- 3,253 patients in Trempealeau County — 34 deaths
- 3,109 patients in Oneida County — 55 deaths
- 3,068 patients in Clark County — 56 deaths
- 2,856 patients in Juneau County — 17 deaths
- 2,771 patients in Lincoln County — 54 deaths
- 2,636 patients in Green County — 12 deaths
- 2,535 patients in Jackson County — 21 deaths
- 2,328 patients in Door County — 18 deaths
- 2,317 patients in Kewaunee County — 26 deaths
- 2,033 patients in Waushara County — 25 deaths
- 1,882 patients in Langlade County — 31 deaths
- 1,877 patients in Vilas County — 31 deaths
- 1,779 patients in Iowa County — 9 deaths
- 1,741 patients in Taylor County — 20 deaths
- 1,715 patients in Vernon County — 33 deaths
- 1,629 patients in Crawford County — 15 deaths
- 1,480 patients in Green Lake County — 14 deaths
- 1,473 patients in Adams County — 11 deaths
- 1,390 patients in Sawyer County — 17 deaths
- 1,355 patients in Lafayette County — 7 deaths
- 1,243 patients in Marquette County — 21 deaths
- 1,239 patients in Buffalo County — 7 deaths
- 1,217 patients in Rusk County — 14 deaths
- 1,209 patients in Richland County — 13 deaths
- 1,206 patients in Washburn County — 16 deaths
- 1,125 patients in Ashland County — 16 deaths
- 1,086 patients in Burnett County — 23 deaths
- 1,079 patients in Price County — 7 deaths
- 1,028 patients in Bayfield County — 18 deaths
- 901 patients in Forest County — 22 deaths
- 783 patients in Menominee County — 11 deaths
- 774 patients in Pepin County — 7 deaths
- 471 patients in Iron County — 19 deaths
- 417 patients in Florence County — 12 deaths
- Deaths have been reported in all 72 Wisconsin counties.
- At least 415 coronavirus cases have now been reported in all 72 Wisconsin counties.
- As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 507,760 people in Wisconsin have recovered from the coronavirus.
- At least 2,481,735 patients have tested negative in Wisconsin.
- 4.5% of patients have ever been hospitalized.
- There were no patients in the 530-bed Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park on Tuesday.
- As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 25,362,700 Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus.
- At least 423,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus, as of Tuesday afternoon.
What’s New: Week of Jan. 25, 2021:
- Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. Biden’s plan calls for making direct $1,400 payments to Americans, but senators from both parties raised questions about the stimulus checks.
- Biden will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to two White House officials. South Africa is expected to be added to the restricted list because of concerns about a variant of the virus that has spread beyond that nation.
- The Miami Heat basketball team will be attempting to have fans at the American Airlines Arena with an assist from some dogs. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs to screen fans who want to attend their games. They’ve been working on the plan for months, and the highly trained dogs have been in place for some games this season where the team has allowed a handful of guests.
15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus
What are the symptoms of COVID-19/coronavirus?
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these are the symptoms you should watch out for:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as they learn more about the virus.
Should I get tested for COVID-19?
The CDC recommends that you should consider taking a COVID-19 test if you:
- have symptoms of COVID-19.
- have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
- have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local/external icon or state health department.
The FDA has also approved a test for COVID-19 that you can take at home. The test kits are available for purchase on Amazon with a turnaround time for results of 24 to 72 hours after the sample is shipped and received.
Emergency care for COVID-19 symptoms:
The CDC says to look for emergency warning signs for coronavirus. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all possible symptoms. Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
Who is most at risk for coronavirus?
Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms of COVID-19, according to the CDC.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from the virus.
Flu or COVID-19. What’s the difference between them?
Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. That’s when testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis.
There are some key differences between flu and COVID-19. The CDC says it seems COVID-19 spreads more easily than flu and causes more serious illnesses in some people. It can also take longer before people show symptoms of COVID-19 and people can be contagious for a longer period of time than the flu.
Another difference is there is a vaccine to protect against the flu. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.