Wisconsin followed up a record-setting day Sunday with a much lower number of tests reported Monday — fewer than 4,000 — but 771 positive results meant the positive test rate for Monday was 19.7 percent.
Today is the 10th day of the past 11 that the positive test rate has been over 10 percent. Yesterday was the first day over 20 percent.
Wisconsin’s positive test rate for the past seven days has jumped to 15.75 percent, and the 14-day rate is up to 13.53 percent. Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 1,171 and the 14-day average to 1,029.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services now reports the total number of cases since the pandemic began is 89,956, of which more than 10,200 are considered active, about the same as yesterday.
No new fatalities were reported today, leaving the total death toll at to 1,210.
Wisconsin has averaged six deaths per day over the past week and 6.15 per day over the past two weeks.
The highest local new case count came in Dane County, with 224 new cases and 42.3 percent positive tests.
Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:
Calumet County: 13 new cases, 23.21 percent positive tests
Eau Claire County: 27 new cases, 22.31 percent positive tests
Fond du Lac County: 20 new cases, 12.99 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 14 new cases, 25 percent positive tests
Kewaunee County: 14 new cases, 100 percent positive tests (likely due to lack of reporting of negative tests)
La Crosse County: 45 new cases, 97.8 percent positive tests (likely due to lack of reporting of negative tests)
Milwaukee County: 73 new cases, 11.85 percent positive tests
Outagamie County: 64 new cases, 52.46 percent positive tests
Portage County: 29 new cases, 23.2 percent positive tests
Rock County: 27 new cases, 96.43 percent positive tests (likely due to lack of reporting of negative tests)
Sheboygan County: 10 new cases, 27.03 percent positive tests
Walworth County: 23 new cases, 38.33 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 16 new cases, 7.27 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 23 new cases, 11.5 percent positive tests
Hospitalizations rose to 341 hospitalized with COVID 19, 28 more than Sunday and 52 more than a week ago. Of those, 98 were in ICUs, five more than Friday.