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Wisconsin reports just 1,832 COVID cases and two deaths; positive test rates improve slightly

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The state of Wisconsin reported just over 7,450 new coronavirus tests on Sunday, of which 1,832 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 24.5 percent. Despite the lower count of new cases today, the seven-day average of new cases per day jumped to 3,159.

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested, which would be less subject to such data anomalies, fell from 30.3 to 30.0 percent, while the positive rate for all tests fell from 10.5 to 10.3 percent.

The state of Wisconsin also reported two COVID deaths on Sunday, bringing the total death toll to 5,157. Since March, an additional 136 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day average of reported deaths stayed steady at just over to 40.

The number of people currently hospitalized has continued a steep decline, falling by three today to 999 – the first day under 1,000 in months. Of those 219 are in the ICU, three fewer than Saturday.

The table below shows new cases, new cases per 100,000 residents and new deaths for each county. Click on the header of any column to sort the data by that column.