Wisconsins percentage of positive coronavirus tests hits highest point in more than a month – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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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.

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.

The portion of new tests that were favorable for the coronavirus reached its acme in more than a month Sunday.
State health authorities revealed 457 cases — the most yet on a Sunday– in a little under 6,500 test outcomes. Thats a positivity rate of 7.1%, the highest considering that 8% on May 20.
The daily positivity rate– a key indicator of the diseases total frequency– was frequently listed below 3% throughout the very first half of June but has actually trended up recently, fueled in part by an increase in cases among 20-somethings.
That age group accounted for 186 of Sundays positive outcomes, or 41%, compared to simply 22% of 27,743 overall validated cases since the pandemic started.
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The Department of Health Services didnt report new deaths Sundays, and the statewide toll stayed at 777.
Younger people have actually had a lower COVID-19 casualty rate, and of those ages 20 to 29 in Wisconsin whove evaluated positive for the coronavirus, just 3% have actually ever been hospitalized, according to DHS. Eight individuals in that age variety have actually died.
There were 251 people in healthcare facilities with known cases of the virus as of Sunday. Of those, 93 were in extensive care. An additional 145 medical facility 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 first time thats happened considering that late May.
Global cases have gone beyond 10 million, and deaths neared 500,000 as of mid-Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University. About a 4th of deaths and cases remained in the U.S.
On Wednesday, Wisconsins coronavirus activity level got a weekly rating from the state health department as “high,” based on overall freshly reported cases and the recent trend in new cases.
County ratings as of Wednesday were as follows:.