Sixteen people have now died in Rock County due to complications related to COVID-19.

The Rock County Health Department shared numbers that were updated as of 2 p.m. May 26.

Confirmed positive cases:

  • 15,863 in Wisconsin
  • 583 in Rock County

Deaths due to complications:

  • 517 in Wisconsin
  • 16 in Rock County

Negative tests:

  • 7,575 (minimum) negative tests in Rock County.

The morning of May 26, Rock County hospitals: Mercyhealth, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital- Janesville, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, and Beloit Health System are providing in-patient care for 27 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.

For more information visit for additional local COVID-19 information.

County health department reminder: The Safer At Home Order was not ended because it’s now safe out in the community. The virus has not changed and it is still spreading in Rock County. All of us need to adjust to a “new normal”, and the Rock County Reopening Plan outlines what that might look like. Remember, we are all still safer at home.

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