The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results shot up Sunday to 10.26 percent, as fewer tests — just over 8,000 — returned 830 positive results, according to state and county public health data. That brings the total case count for Wisconsin to 40,581. Of those, more than 8,800 are considered active — about 400 more than yesterday and the largest number of active cases reported to date.
One more fatality was reported today, in Trempeleau County, bringing the statewide death toll to 845.
The largest local increase was in Milwaukee County – including their latest posted numbers at 1:30 pm today – with 353 new cases and 18.6 percent of tests coming back positive.
Several other counties saw double-digit increases and high positive test rates, including:
Brown County: 45 new cases, 8.47 percent positive tests
Dane County: 56 new cases, 6.78 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 53 new cases, 21.99 percent positive tests
Manitowoc County: 10 new cases, 17.48 percent positive tests
Marathon County: 12 new cases, 66.67 percent positive tests
Outagamie County: 12 new cases, 5.83 percent positive tests
Ozaukee County: 19 new cases, 59.38 percent positive tests
Racine County: 25 new cases, 13.3 percent positive tests
Rock County: 28 new cases, 17.5 percent positive tests
Sauk County: 13 new cases, 5.02 percent positive tests
Sheboygan County: 12 new cases, 5.33 percent positive tests
Washington County: 18 new cases, 52.94 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 33 new cases, 26.19 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 14 new cases, 3.51 percent positive tests
Hospitalizations statewide rose slight to 339, 24 more than yesterday and 75 more than a week ago. Of those currently hospitalized for COVID-19, 99 require intensive care. Additionally, 139 people are hospitalized and awaiting test results.
Every age group except children under 10 had at least one new hospitalization today, with people in their 60s having the most with 13.
The rate of disparity in Latino populations continues to stand out. Twenty-six percent of total cases are now Latino people, as well as 15 percent of today’s new cases. Latinos make up just seven percent of the state’s overall population.
Similarly, 16 percent of all cases are Black people, as are 23 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 77 percent of those confirmed to have been infected have recovered and 2.1 percent have died.