The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive has continued to rise, as six percent of tests processed Monday were positive. New cases reported Sunday added up to 352, bringing the statewide total to 28,098. Of those, about 5,060 remain active — up from yesterday’s 5,000
For the second consecutive day, no new deaths were reported, leaving the statewide death toll at 777.
The largest local increase was in Milwaukee County, with 122 new cases and 11 percent of tests coming back positive, with Dane County close behind at 101 new cases — the third triple-digit increase in the past week.
Several other counties saw double-digit increases, including:
Eau Claire County: 10 new cases, 5.9 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 12 new cases, 23 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 18 new cases, 29 percent positive tests
Hospitalizations statewide are down to 236, 15 fewer than yesterday and 10 fewer than a week ago. Of those currently hospitalized for COVID-19, 90 require intensive care. Additionally, 159 people are hospitalized and awaiting test results.
The rate of disparity in Latino populations continues to stand out — 31 percent of total cases are now Latino people, and 15 percent of today’s new cases. Latinos make up just seven percent of the state’s overall population.
Similarly, 18 percent of all cases are Black people, as are 26 percent of total COVID-19 related deaths in the state. Black people make up just six percent of the state’s population.
DHS also reports that 79 percent of those confirmed to have been infected have recovered and 2.7 percent have died.