COVID-19: Wisconsin Deaths

About our data

All data are laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 that we freeze once a day to verify and ensure that we are reporting accurate information. These numbers are the official state numbers, though counties may report their own totals independent of DHS. Combining the DHS and local totals may result in inaccurate totals.

Data shown below are subject to change. As individual cases are investigated by public health, there may be corrections to the status and details of cases that result in changes to this information.

Deaths must be reported by health care providers, medical examiners/coroners, and recorded by local health departments in order to be counted.

The number of people with negative test results includes only Wisconsin residents who had negative test results reported electronically to DHS. As a result, this number underestimates the total number of Wisconsin residents with negative test results.

For information on testing, see: COVID-19, testing criteria section.

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Mapped deaths by county and census tract data

Cumulative total and newly reported COVID-19 deaths by date reported

Percent of COVID-19 cases within each age group who died



What is a COVID-19 probable death?

A COVID-19 probable death is a COVID-19 probable case who died, or a person's death certificate lists COVID-19 (or the virus causing COVID-19) as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Percent of COVID-19 deaths by group housing setting

Long-term care facilities include skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes) and assisted living facilities (community-based residential facilities and residential care apartment complexes).

Group housing facilities include correctional facilities, homeless shelters, dormitories, and group homes.

The data on group housing is unknown at this time for a portion of deaths because these data have only been systematically collected since April 8, 2020. However, any COVID cases who were part of an outbreak investigation in a long-term care or other group housing facility prior to April 8 are classified under the appropriate group setting category (and are not included in the unknown category).

Last Revised: June 2, 2020