DHS: 22,758 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin

692 People In Wisconsin Have Died From COVID-19

A man has his temperature checked
A man has his temperature checked as he enters the Golden Cross Heath Care facility, Friday, June 12, 2020, near Pasadena, California. AP Photo/ Mark J. Terrill

There have been 22,758 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of Sunday, according to the state Department of Health Services. That’s an increase of 240 cases from the day before.

According to health officials, 692 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19 as of Sunday afternoon, with 1 new death reported since Saturday.

DHS reported 397,366 total negative tests for the coronavirus, an increase of 8,967 from Saturday to Sunday.

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As of Sunday, 73 percent of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, according to DHS. Three percent have died.

Wisconsin’s daily testing capacity — based on the availability of test supplies and adequate staffing — has grown from 120 available lab tests in early March to 16,668 as of Sunday. The number of tests reported on Sunday was 9,207.

An increase in testing is one reason for the increase in the number of positive cases. The percentage of positive tests was 2.6 percent on Sunday. Positive test rates have mostly hovered between 2 and 3 percent over the past week.

As of Sunday, Wisconsin was seeing a 14-day downward trajectory in the percentage of positive tests, but not in reports of COVID-like cases — key metrics signifying COVID-19 is under control.

According to DHS, 3,049 people have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Sunday. That means at least 13 percent of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in the state have been hospitalized. DHS officials said they don’t know the hospitalization history of 6,536 people, or 29 percent.

There have been confirmed cases in all 72 of Wisconsin’s counties, though not all cases are currently active.