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COVID-19 positive cases surpass 60k statewide; death nearly 1k



MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – As Wisconsin nearly 1,000 COVID-related deaths, confirmed viral-positive cases passed 60,000 on Sunday according to Health Department data.

DHS reported two new deaths on Sunday, bringing the cumulative total deaths in the state to 998.

COVID-19 dies every day
COVID-19 dies every day(DHS)

Although the total number of confirmed cases is 60,554, testing has decreased compared to the previous days. This leaves 621 new confirmed cases on Sunday ranking as the third lowest number of confirmed new cases in a single day in the past two weeks.

The 7-day average of newly confirmed cases was also affected by the trial reduction. DHS reported an average of 804 confirmed cases over the past seven days, the lowest average in 7 days over two weeks.

Moreover, the positive percentage also dropped to 8.4 percent on Sunday.

Of 7,418 people tested as of Sunday, 6,797 were negative for the virus.

New cases, percent positive
New cases, percent positive(DHS)

DHS reports that 5,000 people in the state are currently hospitalized for the coronavirus, or 8.3% of those who test positive for it.

Currently, 9,510 cases are still active while 50,028 people have recovered.

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