Wisconsin reports 4th COVID-19 death, total cases up to 281

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Saturday reported another person had died from COVID-19, bringing the state’s death total to four.

The victim was a resident of Milwaukee County, which has now recorded its second death from the coronavirus disease. The other two deaths were in Ozaukee and Fond du Lac counties.

Wisconsin has now reported 281 presumed cases of COVID-19 — an increase of 75 from Friday’s count — alongside 4,628 negative tests.

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The coronavirus outbreak has now spread to 29 counties across the state, and community transmission has been identified in Brown, Columbia, Dane, Kenosha, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems.