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 www.co.rock.wi.us/publichealth 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.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.