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Positive coronavirus test rate jumps past 10 percent, active cases highest yet


The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results jumped to 10.23 percent Sunday as 769 new cases were confirmed. That brings the total case count for Wisconsin to 36,458. Of those, more than 7,300 are considered active — the largest number of active cases reported to date.

There were no more fatalities reported Sunday, leaving the death toll at 821.

The largest local increase was in Milwaukee County, with 267 new cases and 13.6 percent of tests coming back positive.

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

Brown County: 31 new cases, 7.35 percent positive tests
Dane County: 116 new cases, 21.01 percent positive tests
Fond du Lac County: 22 new cases, 91.7 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 17 new cases, 2.6 percent positive tests
Marathon County: 10 new cases, 8.55 percent positive tests
Outagamie County: 21 new cases, 8.94 percent positive tests
Ozaukee County: 12 new cases, 63.2 percent positive
Portage County: 16 new cases, 6.32 percent positive tests
Racine County: 13 new cases, 10.48 percent positive tests
Sauk County: 17 new cases, 10.56 percent positive tests
St. Croix County: 17 new cases, 10.56 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 50 new cases, 34.25 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 11 new cases, 3.3 percent positive tests

Hospitalizations statewide remained 264, the same number as yesterday but 20 more than a week ago. Of those currently hospitalized for COVID-19, 74 require intensive care. Additionally, 148 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 14.6 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.