The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive fell to just below three percent Friday as 284 new cases were reported, bringing the statewide total to 20,253 — of which nearly 6,300 remain active.
Additionally, seven people succumbed to COVID19 since this time Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 633.
The largest local increase in new cases today comes from Milwaukee County, with a relatively low 84 new cases but only three percent of tests coming back positive.
Hospitalizations remain steady at 355. Of those currently hospitalized, 124 require intensive care. Additionally, 178 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 36 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 nearly 6,300 active, confirmed infections in the state.