The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus infection has spiked to 2,274 — an increase of 178 over Sunday and 271 more than one week ago, and the highest level yet. Of the 2,274, a record-high 456 are in the ICU, an increase of 11 from Sunday and 60 from a week ago. The patient population at the alternative care facility in Miwaukee fell by one to 19.
Meanwhile, the number of new cases confirmed Monday was lower than recent days, as has been typical on Mondays. The state of Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a 4,389 new coronavirus cases Monday on just over 12,000 tests, a positive test rate of about 36 percent for the day.
The seven-day positive test rate remains steady today at 36.4 percent, down just slightly from 36.5 over the weekend.
The total number of cases ever confirmed in Wisconsin is now 316,758, of which more than 70,500 — just over 22% — are considered active. That’s up by about 1,500 from Sunday.
The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 6,319. The seven-day average of deaths fell slightly to 45.71.
Twelve deaths were reported in six counties, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,649.
The table below shows new cases, new cases per 100,000 residents and new deaths for each county. Click on the header of any column to sort the data by that column.