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Fewer tests leads to 2nd consecutive day under 2,000 new cases; hospitalizations surge to near 800


The state of Wisconsin confirmed 1,696 new coronavirus cases Sunday on just over 8,500 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 134,359, of which just over 24,500 are considered active, about the same number as yesterday.

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services has changed the way it reports data to more accurately reflect the situation, attributing both positive and negative tests to the dates they were processed, not the dates that the data was reported to DHS. This will give a more accurate report of the percentage of tests returning positive results, but will render the daily percentages as we have been reporting them irrelevant. Therefore we will now only report the seven-day positive test rate, and will no longer report daily percentages for the state or counties.

The state is also reporting this percentage by test, and by person, to account for the fact that some people receive multiple negative tests.

Given these new criteria, Wisconsin’s seven-day of positive tests by person is 17.3 percent, and by test is 9.2 percent — meaning 9.2 percent of the tests given in the past seven days were positive, while 17.3 percent of the people tested were positive. Both of these numbers are slightly higher than they were yesterday.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,396.


An increase in deaths due to coronavirus infection continued with four more fatalities were reported — two in Portage County and one each in Marathon and Wood Counties — bringing the total death toll rose by five to 1,381.

Wisconsin has averaged 14 deaths per day over the past week.

A sharp increase in hospitalizations continued Monday with 782 currently hospitalized, an increase of 68 since yesterday and 142  more than a week ago, and the highest to date. Of those, 209 are in intensive care units, 15 more that Sunday.

The highest local new case count came in Winnebago County, with a stunning 303.

Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:

Brown County: 29
Calumet County: 44
Columbia County: 23
Dane County:  62
Dodge County: 29
Eau Claire County: 29
Fond du Lac County: 50
Grant County: 19
Green County: 15
Green Lake County: 13
Jefferson County: 17
Kenosha County: 43
La Crosse County: 37
Lincoln County: 27
Manitowoc County: 22
Marathon County: 63
Marinette County: 17
Milwaukee County: 64
Monroe County: 11
Oconto County: 33
Oneida County: 20
Outagamie County: 152
Ozaukee County: 12
Portage County: 31
Richland County: 15
Shawano County: 33
Sheboygan County: 11
St Croix County: 14
Vilas County: 12
Walworth County: 11
Waukesha County: 109
Waupaca County: 44
Waushara County: 23
Winnebago County: 303
Wood County: 16