The Vilas County Department of Health website, updated on the afternoon of April 22, shows that 145 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the county, with 131 of those tests coming back negative. Ten tests are currently pending, and four cases have officially recovered. For the most up-to-date information in Vilas County, visit

Information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) website shows that the number of cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by 304 since yesterday, the largest jump in cases the state has seen yet, and five more deaths were reported. The new total number of confirmed cases in the state is 5,356, up from yesterday’s total of 5,052. There have now been 262 deaths, up from 257 confirmed in the state due to the outbreak. Information on the site states that 1,353 people, or 25% of those confirmed with the virus, have been hospitalized. More than 54,500 tests have been reported negative.

The state’s current daily testing capabilities jumped up to 10,937 up from recent capabilities of 7,837, with 48 labs in the state currently performing tests. 

Meanwhile, according to, worldwide cases of COVID-19 have risen to just more than 2.8 million cases since yesterday, deaths from the virus have topped 195,000, while nearly 776,000 cases have recovered. The United States now has seen nearly 904,000 total cases, has recorded nearly 51,000 deaths from the virus, and seen just more than 90,000 recovered cases.