Wisconsins percentage of positive coronavirus tests hits highest point in more than a month – Green Bay Press Gazette

High: Brown, Clark, Dane, Eau Claire, Grant, Jefferson, Kenosha, La Crosse, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marathon, Milwaukee, Monroe, Outagamie, Portage, Racine, Rock, Trempealeau, Walworth, Waukesha, Waupaca and Winnebago.
Medium: Adams, Barron, Calumet, Chippewa, Columbia, Crawford, Dodge, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, Kewaunee, Langlade, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Ozaukee, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sauk, Shawano, Sheboygan, Taylor, Vernon, Washington, Waushara and Wood.
Low: Ashland, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Iron, Lincoln, Pepin, Price, Richland, Sawyer, Vilas and Washburn.

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The percentage of brand-new tests that were favorable for the coronavirus reached its highest point in more than a month Sunday.
State health authorities announced 457 cases — the most yet on a Sunday– in a little under 6,500 test results. Thats a positivity rate of 7.1%, the greatest since 8% on May 20.
The daily positivity rate– a key sign of the diseases total prevalence– was frequently below 3% during the first half of June but has trended up just recently, sustained in part by a boost in cases amongst 20-somethings.
That age group represented 186 of Sundays positive outcomes, or 41%, compared with simply 22% of 27,743 total verified cases since the pandemic began.

On Wednesday, Wisconsins coronavirus activity level received a weekly ranking from the state health department as “high,” based upon overall newly reported cases and the recent trend in brand-new cases.
County rankings since Wednesday were as follows:.

There were 251 people in hospitals with known cases of the infection as of Sunday. Of those, 93 were in intensive care. An additional 145 hospital patients were awaiting coronavirus test results, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association..
Sunday was the 4th straight day that newly reported cases exceeded 400, the very first time thats taken place considering that late May.
International cases have gone beyond 10 million, and deaths neared 500,000 since mid-Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University. About a 4th of cases and deaths remained in the U.S.

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The Department of Health Services didnt report brand-new deaths Sundays, and the statewide toll stayed at 777.
Younger people have actually had a lower COVID-19 fatality rate, and of those ages 20 to 29 in Wisconsin whove checked favorable for the coronavirus, only 3% have ever been hospitalized, according to DHS. Eight people because age range have actually passed away.