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Positive coronavirus test rate falls slightly but stays above 7 percent


The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results fell Monday, but remained at 7.46 percent Monday as 604 new cases were confirmed. That brings the total case count for Wisconsin to 37,062. Of those, nearly 7,500 are considered active — the largest number of active cases reported to date.

There were no more fatalities reported today, leaving the death toll at 820.

The largest local increase was in Milwaukee County – including their latest posted numbers at 1:30pm today – with 268 new cases and 12.42 percent of tests coming back positive.

Several other counties saw double-digit increases and high positive test rates, including:

Clark County: 10 new cases, 45.45 percent positive tests
Dane County: 66 new cases, 17.32 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 31 new cases, 5.73 percent positive tests
Marathon County: 15 new cases, 13.27 percent positive tests
Racine County: 10 new cases, 12.20 percent positive tests
Walworth: 37 new cases, 50.00 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 45 new cases, 97.83 percent positive tests (from only 46 total tests reported)

Hospitalizations statewide rose to 283, up from yesterday’s 264. Of those currently hospitalized for COVID-19, 85 require intensive care. Additionally, 145 people are hospitalized and awaiting test results.

The rate of disparity in Latino populations continues to stand out. Twenty-eight percent of total cases are now Latino people, as well as 18.42 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. Black people make up just six percent of the state’s population.

DHS also reports that just under 78 percent of those confirmed to have been infected have recovered and 2.3 percent have died.