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Positive test rate surges over 19 percent, hospitalizations set record high


The state of Wisconsin confirmed 1,956 new coronavirus cases Sunday on just under 9,800 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 152,192, of which just under 29,500 are considered active, about 500 more than yesterday.

Meanwhile, the number of people currently hospitalized jumped to 950 — the most ever and 61 higher than yesterday and 168 more than a week ago. Of the 950, 240 are in intensive care units, five more than yesterday and 31 more than a week ago.

Additionally, nine more fatalities were reported — three in Winnebago County and one each in Calumet, Forest, Green Lake, Vilas, Waukesha and Waupaca Counties — bringing our total death toll to 1,474.

Our seven-day average of deaths is now 13.29.

Wisconsin’s seven-day of positive tests by person rose from 18.6 percent to 19.1, the highest rate yet. The positive rate by test is now 9.9, a slight increase from yesterday’s 9.8 percent — meaning 9.9 percent of the tests given in the past seven days were positive, while 19.1 percent of the people tested were positive.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,548.

The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County with 233.

Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:

Barron County: 13
Calumet County: 42
Chippewa County: 21
Clark County: 10
Columbia County: 38
Dane County:  164
Dodge County: 71
Fond du Lac County: 119
Grant County: 19
Green County: 20
Green Lake County: 20
Iowa County: 26
Jefferson County: 25
Kenosha County: 23
Kewaunee County: 33
La Crosse County: 31
Langlade County: 21
Lincoln County: 17
Manitowoc County: 26
Marathon County: 96
Marinette County: 13
Marquette County: 11
Monroe County: 21
Oconto County: 46
Outagamie County: 59
Portage County: 54
Price County: 12
Racine County: 24
Rock County: 143
Sauk County: 15
Shawano County: 28
Sheboygan County: 25
St Croix County: 22
Walworth County: 12
Washington County: 12
Waukesha County: 70
Waupaca County: 57
Waushara County: 27
Winnebago County: 124
Wood County: 18

The 143 cases in Rock County is unusually high. President Trump plans to hold a rally there Saturday.