Based on numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the state is entering the final days of the summer season with an increase in daily new COVID-19 cases.
T893 new cases were reported for Sunday (September 6, 2020) from 5,509 tests analyzed. That is down from Saturday’s 946 cases from 8,021 tests. Typically Sundays see fewer tests when compared to the rest of the days of the week.
Numbers from the DHS show the rolling seven-day trend for daily new cases has gone up over the past week by nearly 17-percent, from 696 to 837.
This does include a new one-day record for daily new COVID-19 cases reported Friday, 1,498, due to DHS correcting reporting results from laboratory tests.
Also increasing in the rolling seven-day average for positive percentage of all tests analyzed. Sunday’s rate of 10-percent is one of the highest during the pandemic. This number has been increasing over the past two weeks, which was hovering around 7.7-percent.
Since the pandemic began, Wisconsin has seen 81,193 positive cases from the over 1.3-million tests given. 8,101 of the positive cases are considered active.
State health officials report no new deaths due to COVID-19 Sunday, keeping this total at 1,168.
Current hospitalization for COVID-19 statewide are at 275.