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Wisconsin COVID19 cases jump to 1,160


Wisconsin now has 1,180 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection, according to county and state health department data.

Dane County increased only modestly, reporting seven new cases Sunday to bring the total to 179.

Milwaukee County, however, saw another surge in people testing positive, jumping from 541 to 606 since Saturday. Of those, 255 are Black and race was not reported in another 184 cases. One hundred fifty are white.

Seventeen people from Wisconsin have died from the infection, nine of them in Milwaukee County.

State officials caution that the actual number of cases might be much higher, as up to 90 percent of infected people will not be tested.

A projection based on data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent global health research center at the University of Washington, says the crisis is likely to peak in Wisconsin on May 22 with just over 1,300 people in the hospital, many more thousands sick, and about 13 deaths every day. However, the projection predicts continued social distancing measures will allow the health care system statewide to avoid being overburdened.