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Hospitalizations continue to surge as more than 2,300 new cases, 16 deaths confirmed


Hospitalizations set another record today, as 873 are currently hospitalized with coronavirus infection, 20 more than yesterday and 190 more than a week ago. Of those, 219 are in ICUs, three more than yesterday and 21 more than a week ago.

Meanwhile, the state of Wisconsin confirmed 2,319 new coronavirus cases Sunday on just over 11,500 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 138,698, of which just over 25,500 are considered active, about 700 more than yesterday.

Additionally, 16 more fatalities were reported — three in Brown County, two each in La Crosse, Milwaukee, Portage and Washington Counties, and one each in Eau Claire, Marathon, Outagamie, Rock, and Winnebago Counies. That brings Wisconsin’s total death toll to 1,415 and the seven-day average of deaths to 12.57.

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 16.9 percent, and by test is nine percent — meaning nine percent of the tests given in the past seven days were positive, while 16.9 percent of the people tested were positive. Both of these numbers are slightly lower than they were yesterday.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,346.





The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County, with 286. Close behind is Brown County with 245.

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

Brown County: 245
Calumet County: 71
Chippewa County: 31
Clark County: 11
Columbia County: 83
Dane County:  63
Dodge County: 42
Eau Claire County: 27
Fond du Lac County: 67
Grant County: 28
Green County: 13
Green Lake County: 13
Jefferson County: 16
Kenosha County: 38
La Crosse County: 26
Langlade County: 19
Lincoln County: 23
Manitowoc County: 52
Marathon County: 73
Marinette County: 21
Milwaukee County: 286
Monroe County: 26
Oconto County: 23
Oneida County: 15
Outagamie County: 113
Ozaukee County: 22
Portage County: 28
Racine County: 51
Rock County: 59
Sauk County: 20
Shawano County: 26
Sheboygan County: 60
St Croix County: 18
Vernon County: 10
Walworth County: 17
Washington County: 52
Waukesha County: 121
Waupaca County: 39
Waushara County: 18
Winnebago County: 173
Wood County: 19