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Wisconsin reports 11 new deaths from COVID-19

Wisconsin reports 11 new deaths from COVID-19 Photo: WDIO-TV

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Updated: May 28, 2020 04:03 PM

Wisconsin health officials report there have been 512 new cases of COVID-19 across the state, down from the 599 cases on Wednesday. Wisconsin now has 16,974 total cases across the state. There were 11 deaths reported in the 24-hour period. Health officials updated their COVID-19 statistics Thursday afternoon. 

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Since January, Wisconsin has a total of 550 deaths. Wednesday's report was the highest report to date.  WDH says 228 of the total number of deaths were in Long-term care facilities. 

There have been 2,452 or 14% of positive cases needing hospitalization. WDH says 10,384 people are listed as recovered across the state.

Visit the Wisconsin Department of Health COVID-19 website for more information.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health, of the total number of positive cases, 1,782, or 10% are health care workers.

Statewide there have been 237,693 tests conducted with 220,719 coming back negative.

Here is the breakdown of cases as of Thursday, May 28 in the Northland:

Ashland County, WI: 2 cases
Bayfield County, WI: 3 cases (1 fatal)
Burnett County, WI: 1 case (1 fatal)
Douglas County, WI: 19 cases 
Iron County, WI: 2 cases (1 fatal)
Price County, WI: 2 cases
Sawyer County, WI: 8 cases (1 new case)
Vilas County, WI: 6 cases
Washburn County, WI: 2 cases

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering reports 1,709,996 cases of COVID-19 in the US. Approximately 5.9 million people have been infected worldwide with roughly 357,000 deaths as of 5/28/20 12:30 PM. Medical personnel have conducted over 15 million tests in the United States so far.

COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has not been found in people before. Scientists continue to work on learning more about this new virus. 

According to the CDC, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients report having muscle aches, headache, sore throat, chills, and/or diarrhea.

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