MADISON (WKOW) – Wisconsin nearly 1,000 people were confirmed dead from COVID-19 on Sunday.
This milestone comes just over six months after the Wisconsin Department of Health confirmed the state’s first case of COVID-19.
The Department of Health Services reported 7,418 new test results, of which 621 – or 8.4% – were positive, according to data released today.
In the remaining trials, 91.6 percent returned negative results. However, a negative test only means that the person tested was not ill at that time. They can still contract with COVID-19.
According to DHS, measuring the percentage of new cases returned in tests every day helps to distinguish if the increased number of cases is due to greater spread or more testing.
The seven-day average fell to 804 new cases per day, up from 847 yesterday.
DHS also listed 2 new deaths, out of a total of 998 people (1.6% of positive cases) who died from the disease.
The state reported 20 new hospitalizations. Wisconsin hospitals currently treat 355 patients with COVID-19. In which, 94 people are lying in the special care room.
The state reported 6,797 new negative test results.
Of all the positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 49,283, or 82%, were considered to have recovered.
DHS currently has a county dashboard that assesses COVID-19 activity in the Health Care Emergency Readiness Coalition counties and regions to measure what DHS calls a burden in each county. . See dashboard HERE.
Percentage of positive cases
Death or hospitalization due to COVID-19
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services updates the statistics daily on its website at around 2pm
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The new coronavirus strain causes COVID-19 disease. Symptoms include cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. A complete list of symptoms is available on the Center for Disease Control website.
In severe cases, pneumonia can develop. People at greatest risk include the elderly, people with heart or lung disease as well as anyone at higher risk of infection.
For most, the virus is mild, manifesting similar to a common cold or the flu.
Anyone who thinks they might have an illness should call the hospital or clinic first before coming to get diagnosed. Doing so gives staff time to take appropriate precautions so that the virus does not spread.
Those who need emergency medical services should continue using 911.
Number of positive and fatalities by county
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