One day after seeing a new record set for most COVID-19 cases reported in a single day, Wisconsin saw a drop in new cases by nearly half Sunday, August 9, 2020.
The Department of Health Services report 621 cases from 7,418 tests that were analyzed. That is below the 1,165 reported Saturday.
The seven-day average for COVID-19 cases continues to trend downward over the past two weeks, standing at 804 Sunday.
The drop in both positive and total tests also dropped the percentage of positive cases to 8.4-percent Sunday from 8.9-percent Saturday.
The department has also started to show the seven-day average for the percent of positive cases in Wisconsin. Sunday was at 5.9-percent, continuing a trend of being around 6-percent over the past week.
In total, 60,554 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Wisconsin. 9,510 of them are considered active. Negative tests have totaled 993,742.
State health officials also reported two deaths due to COVID-19 Sunday. That raises the total number of deaths to 998.
Current hospitalizations statewide for the virus is at 352.
More information about the pandemic in Wisconsin can be found here: COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin.