Two hundred sixty six more people tested positive for coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, even with fewer tests being conducted. Wisconsin now has had a total of 8,003 cases, according to Department of Health Services and county public health data.
Labs processed just over 2,700 tests between Saturday and Sunday, about 600 fewer than the previous 24-hour period. Of those tests conducted in the past 24 hours, 11.13 percent came back positive; that’s up from 10.33 percent Saturday.
Overall since the crisis began, 9.26 percent of all tests have come back positive. That’s slightly higher than it was yesterday, when it was 9.16 percent.
The largest increase in new cases today come from Brown County, which increased by 86. An outbreak at a meat packing plant in Green Bay has significantly increased the number of positive cases, saw 99 new cases.
The statewide death toll is now 339, with five more fatalities since Friday afternoon.
Slightly fewer people are hospitalized today — 347, compared with 351 yesterday. Additionally, 218 are hospitalized awaiting test results.
The rate of disparity in Latino populations continues to rise — 26 percent of total cases are now Latino people. Latinos make up just 7 percent of the state’s overall population.
DHS also reports that 47 percent of those confirmed to have been infected have recovered and four percent have died.