The Wisconsin Department of Health Services today reported 281 total cases of coronavirus infection, an increase of 75 in the last 24 hours. That’s a 26 percent increase.
Dane County went from 32 to 49 cases, a jump of 53 percent. Milwaukee County has 126 total cases, up from 85 on Friday.
So far the state has reported four deaths from COVID-19 — one in Fond du Lac County, one in Ozaukee County and two in Milwaukee County.
Despite the continued increase in the number of cases, Governor Tony Evers on Friday said there are no plans to issue a “shelter in place” type order, as several other states have.
“I believe we’ll be able to avoid that,” Evers said in a conference call with reporters Friday. “The people of Wisconsin are taking this seriously. What we have going is working and will continue to work.”