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For the first time since March, zero coronavirus deaths; positive test rate stays low


For the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in March, Wisconsin has reported no COVID19 deaths in the past 24 hours.

The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive remained under three percent for the fourth straight day 213 new cases were reported, bringing the statewide total to 21,063 — of which more than 6,140 remain active.

The largest local increase in new cases today comes from Milwaukee County, with 98 new cases but just under four percent of tests coming back positive.

A number of counties showed a small number of new cases, but high percentage of positive tests, including:

Kenosha County: 12 new case, 50 percent positive tests
Lafayette County: 3 new cases, 8 percent positive tests
Rock County: 20 new cases, 10 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 15 new cases, 42 percent positive tests

Hospitalizations statewide are up slightly at 322, 13 more than Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 110 require intensive care. Additionally, 206 people are hospitalized and awaiting test results.

The rate of disparity in Latino populations continues to stand out — 33.5 percent of total cases are now Latino people, and 30 percent of today’s new cases. Latinos make up just seven percent of the state’s overall population.

Similarly, 19 percent of all cases are Black people, who also make up 25 percent of deaths. Black people make up just six percent of the state’s population.

DHS also reports that 65 percent of those confirmed to have been infected have recovered and 3.3 percent have died, leaving about 6,140 active, confirmed infections in the state.