The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive jumped to 10.81 percent today, almost double from yesterday’s 5.67 percent. DHS reported 738 new cases of coronoavirus – out of a total 6,822 reported tests – which is the highest single day total ever. The previous high was on May 29th with 733 cases. Today’s new numbers bring the statewide total to 31,055. Of those, nearly 5,800 remain active — up from yesterday’s 5,473.
There were no new deaths today – with the total staying at 796.
The largest local increase was in Milwaukee County, with 184 new cases and 13 percent of tests coming back positive. Dane County also saw a continued increase in cases with 111 new positive tests.
Several other counties saw double-digit increases and high positive test rates, including:
Brown County: 31 new cases, 15 percent positive tests Eau Claire County: 16 new cases, 35.5 percent positive tests Jefferson County: 14 new cases, 17.7 percent positive tests Kenosha County: 27 new cases, 75 percent positive tests
La Crosse County: 13 new cases, 7.1 percent positive tests Marathon County: 12 new cases, 8.11 percent positive tests Outagamie County: 16 new cases, 8 percent positive tests Ozaukee County: 11 new cases, 91.7 percent positive tests Portage County: 13 new cases, 11.21 percent positive tests
St. Croix County: 11 new cases, 8.8 percent positive tests
Walworth County: 11 new cases, 87.10 percent
Washington County: 11 new cases, 110 percent positive tests (data for this county reports 10 total tests run with 11 new positives) Waukesha County: 45 new cases, 26.6 percent positive tests Wood County: 10 new cases, 7.6 percent positive tests
Hospitalizations statewide dropped slightly to 235, nine less than yesterday and 13 fewer than a week ago. Of those currently hospitalized for COVID-19, 67 require intensive care. Additionally, 129 people are hospitalized and awaiting test results.
The rate of disparity in Latino populations continues to stand out — with just 30 percent of total cases are now Latino people, and 19.5 percent of today’s new cases. Latinos make up just seven percent of the state’s overall population.
Similarly, 17 percent of all cases are Black people, as are 24 percent of total COVID-19 related deaths in the state. Today, they make up 12.3 percent of new cases. Black people make up just six percent of the state’s population.
DHS also reports that just under 79 percent of those confirmed to have been infected have recovered and 2.7 percent have died.