COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 707 total cases, 11 deaths
Thursday, 707 total COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, as well as 10 deaths, were reported.
As of Thursday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports there have been 11,583 cases that tested negative.
Wisconsin health officials announced deaths had risen to eight Thursday, but the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office later said a 79-year-old Milwaukee woman and a 65-year-old Milwaukee woman had died from complications of the coronavirus, bringing the state’s death toll to 10, according to ABC affiliate WISN-TV. Seven of the state’s 10 deaths have been in Milwaukee County.
A "Safer at Home" order announced by Gov. Tony Evers went into effect Wednesday and will remain in effect until 8 a.m. April 24.
Additionally, the opportunity to register to vote in Wisconsin ahead of the April election has been extended online. The decision to reopen online registration was ordered by a federal court in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported there were 59 more positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 346.
The department reported the state’s Public Health Lab has processed 6,849 tests, and private labs have completed 6,101 tests. As of Thursday, 41 patients required hospitalization while 134 patients who tested positive are no longer in isolation. Two Minnesotans have died from the virus.